Category Archives: sewing

Corduroy birds

I’m a sucker for corduroy, a sucker for birds and a sucker for pinafores – so it’s only been a matter of time before they all converged in one garment. Elena’s still quite the dress girl, but autumn here has been … Continue reading

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A dress for Elsa

Elena had a dress up day at school a little while ago. I asked her what she’d like to go as and the answer was predictable. Elsa! She wanted to be Elsa. I took a deep breath and a drive … Continue reading

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So, I think I should probably stop now

Elena finally has enough skirts for school! These ones are adapted again from the Boo! Designs simple skirt pattern. I switched out the hem allowance for the binding. I’m a bit in love with this picot binding. And may have bought … Continue reading

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Charlie dress pinafore

My gosh. We’ve had another one of those fortnights. I feel like I’m just hanging on for the ride, at the moment. Elena had a short bout of gastro, my parents visited, I’ve had a very bad gastro experience – … Continue reading

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Skirts for my girl

Elena’s been insisting on on skirts and dresses for school so far this year. All her skirts from last year are getting a bit short for outside the house so I’ve been working on increasing her wardrobe. This range of fabric’s … Continue reading

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A bit of everything

The last week has had a bit of everything, but not too much Kid’s Clothes Week sewing. You know how it is. I get distracted. I’ve been absorbed in chicken first aid. Our crazy Lucy/Lucas, who I’ve started calling Frizzle, has come … Continue reading

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KCW: It’s that time again…

It’s Kid’s Clothes Week again. Again! I can’t believe how quickly the months are flying by at the moment. There are already some amazing projects over on instagram if you search #kidsclothesweek.  My plans revolve around autumn and winter sewing, … Continue reading

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Cherry season and some pattern testing

It’s cherry time at our place. Our tree keeps on giving and giving. This was tonight’s haul. You can’t really tell from the photograph, but this bowl is a massive caterer’s bowl. I think I’ll be handing out cherries to … Continue reading

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A twirly skirt for a twirly girl

Life has been a bit too much this week. I have a middle ear infection, which has been horrible.  No fun at all. Other complicated stuff has been going on as well. All I can say is that acquired brain injuries … Continue reading

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KCW: first day dress by MADE

I’ve been eyeing MADE’s First Day Dress pattern since Dana first posted about it earlier in the year. I probably (definitely) didn’t need to add another pattern to my collection, but this one is so cute and – in the … Continue reading

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