Sunday, 29 July 2012

Two cute Little Tops


I made a couple of little tops the other day using one of my Japanese Pattern Books.
The brown top was made from a doona cover I picked up from the op-shop for $1

It is such nice fabric, with a little silky shine to it.

I used this pattern but decided not to add the ruffle to the sleeves,
instead adding some elastic.

I made the second top for my daughter to wear for her school photos.
This one I made plain red using quilting cotton and just added some black buttons and ribbon.

I'm sure I will make a few more of these tops.
They are just sooo sweet!

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Monday, 9 July 2012

Waldorf Dress


I made this little dress up as part of a birthday present for my daughters friend.

I used the Waldorf Pattern from 5 Berries.

I found this pattern very well written.
It has a very professional finish and includes french seams.

I decided to add a collar to the dress.
The pattern does not come with this option,
I just used a collar from another pattern.

I'm really pleased with how this dress turned out.
Hopefully she will send me a picture or two with her wearing it.

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

My inspiration has been discarded


I have been practising my embroidery skills and I was very pleased with my last result.

I had plans to use them on a little top I had made from calico
or at least on some bottoms I wanted to make to match.

I finished the top and edged 'adore' embroidery with ric rac and sewd it on to the top.
Well it looked slightly ridiculous,  so I changed my mind and decided to unpick it and use it on some pants, maybe as a pocket.

Then I left it for a week or so.

When I finally finished this project I decided not to use it at all.
I completed the outfit with a ruffle skirt made from seersucker gingham.

I think the outfit has a wholesome feel to it.

So does anyone have any suggestions what I can use my embroidery for?
I'd love to hear your ideas.


On a separate note, I reached a milestone today, exactly 16,000 views of my blog.
I'm sure it is not much compared to most of you all in blogland but I can't believe there have been that many people interested in seeing

"what i made today"

Thanks everyone for making it a good day :-)

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