Thursday, 29 December 2011

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle Competition Entry


I saw this fabulous competition over at Quokka Quilts.

This is my entry:

They are offering a 1/2 yard of each of your choices as the prize.
Whoo hoo!!!

This is all you have to do:

Go to The Fat Quarter Shop website and choose 12 coordinating prints and 3 solids from their selection.

Either a) create a blog entry about your set of fabrics;
or b) if you don't have a blog, upload them somewhere they can be seen in one link - eg flickr, picasa, etc.
You must include pictures of your fabrics. You can 'borrow' these from the FQS site.

It would be very helpful to the judges if you could do a photo collage of your various prints.

Go back to Quokka Quilts and link in your entry by 15 January.
Link your photo collage as the thumbnail if you can.
I'm going to post mine right now!

Good Luck everyone!!
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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Very Girly Romper


I especially love little rompers on babies so I purchased a new pattern and made this outfit.

The pattern is New Look 6970.
It also has a dress and bloomer option with this pattern.

I made a matching bib and bow to complete the outfit.

 This material is so babyish and very girly.
I didn't have matching buttons...grrrrr...but I thought the white side buttons were
camouflaged so I could get away with using odd buttons.

Instead of putting press studs under the crotch I stitched the seam closed.
I think it looks a little neater and I am a little lazy :-) 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Blue Linen Dress


When I purchased my Japanese pattern books I made a pact with myself that I would make each pattern at least once. So to keep the ball rolling I decided to make this dress.

I thought to myself that I would try to follow the dress in the book as close as I could so I kept the fabric the same. I picked up this blue linen fabric from the op shop. I was so surprised that it was actually a piece of unused fabric and not an old curtain or sheet etc... It was almost 2 meters in length and only cost me $3.
What a score! 

I used some left over pink fabric from this outfit for the casings.   

I really do like this dress. It didn't ruffle up on the bodice as much as the example in the book did, but I don't think it matters too much.

Well that is another one to tick off from the book, only about 30-40 more to go...
Good thing I love to sew ♥

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Purple Summer Outfit


I made another little summer outfit for my little baby the other day.

I used the same pattern for the top as I used in this post
and the same pattern for the pants as I used in this post.
I did alter the pants in this outfit though.

I added the patches (which I lined with towelling) to the knees to act as extra comfort for my crawling girl. 
I put an elastic casing at the bottom of the pants rather that up the leg
to hold the pants down so the patches stayed on the knees.

I had seen the idea for the knee pads here on Rae's blog and here on Dana's blog.

I used the purple seersucker gingham I picked up from Spotlight for $3 p/m. The purple circle fabric was also from Spotlight and once again from the cheap rack (I think it was $6 p/m)

I'm not sure why this pic shows up on it's side, but I can't flip it :-(

The bib was made to match because my baby spends most of the day wearing one in an attempt to stay clean, something I have struggled to do with all my kids. 
I made a little bow to match and just hot glued it onto a little clip I had.

Overall I am very pleased with this little outfit.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Matching Nighty and 2 pairs of PJ's


I went shopping at the op shop the other day and found a really beautiful sheet. It was made from brushed white cotton and was just so soft. It had the prettiest trim along the bottom with a pink velvet ribbon and a pink satin ribbon and it only cost me $3.  I thought it would be perfect for sleepwear as it's original use was for sleeping. This is what I turned it into.

I made my little baby these cute PJ's form this Kwik Sew pattern.
It wasn't actually a pyjama pattern but I thought that it would do.

I made the nighty for my 3 year old using this free pattern & tutorial.

And these PJ's I adapted from this pattern & tutorial. My 10 year old preferred PJ's to a nighty so I made up some bloomer style pants using a pair of shorts as a pattern.

I just love making matching outfits ♥

I have also made up a little sunhat with the same sheet and I still have material to make up some little shoes. I'll post about that soon...



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