I'm particularly pleased with the dresses, which are basically a long sleeved T-shirt with a skirt attached, I'd first seen the idea in my Make It Perfect book - a great sewing book by the way, and bought the tops from Target in Sydney over 2 years ago, yes that is how long I've been meaning to make these, luckily my girls are small so the tops still fitted them, in the end I actually followed this tutorial, rather than the make it perfect one, purely because I was after the skirt being attached lower down and a non tiered look. I will say though I used more fabric for the skirt, than tutorial advised, for Tilly who is 4 I used 10" and Ruby 12" this includes seam allowance.
I love the fabric Ruby choose for her skirt part - it by an Australian Fabric Designer - Saffron Craig - I really love her fabrics and I love supporting Australian Designers.
I'm very pleased with everything I've made in the last couple of weeks, I've definitely gone sew crazy.
|Couple of cord skirts for the girls|
The baby "quilts" for their animals - especially useful when the animals have been to the vets.
One Kindle cover made for Mr C - fabric from Ikea and is a mini version of the cover I did for our Ipad.
In between all my craftiness, I am also hoping, fingers and toes crossed, that sometime this year I get chosen for this craft weekend , I really really want to go, it's looks like craft heaven.
And in between all this sewing I'm knitting a Gap-tastic Cowl for myself in a lovely red, and my next knitting project will be this little jumper I'm just deciding on the colour and yarn to use, I am so excited as this one will really test my knitting skills, oh and I'd like to knit a Kina for Ruby, but I'll get her to pick the yarn for that, after all she is the one who will be wearing it.
|Gap-tastic Cowl nearly finished|
And next up on the sewing front are some bids for this project Craft Hope - I thought this would be a good way to use up my stash of fabrics for a good cause - will any one be joining me? I'm going to be sew busy.....