Straightgrain Bubble Dress

Late to blog this number but here is a Straightgrain Bubble Dress (with alterations) I made 2 years ago. I was inspired by Shirley Temple and that Era of dresses to come up with my own version. Here is what I came up with: My inspiration: The details: Pattern: Bubble Dress by Straightgrain patterns (no longer available). I chose this pattern because of the short bodice. The bodice is fully lined with a pointed collar buttoned down. The skirt is the from the sewing pattern – only instead of sewing together the outer and inner skirts to create a bubble I left them separate to create a skirt and a lining. I also added the full back opening to incorporate the fully functional buttons. Ps. Thanks to Bec for the great photos <3 Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Project Run & Play

Hello, I am posting early for Project Run and Play’s 2nd week challenge: Spring Break. My look is inspired by the holiday destination I am most excited for this year: Italy! Mind you I will be there in January so it might be a bit colder then the beautiful imagery that inspires my outfit. My inspiration: What I came up with: Patterns: Dress: Own pattern Leggings: Leggings from Shwin Designs‘s Baby Basics set The pattern size is 12-18M which actually ended up being massive on this string bean little nearly 2yo. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

March update

  This week I had a mini photo shoot with my favourite little model. I will include more photos another time – but for now enjoy the cuteness! For the shoot I sewed up the following patterns: Peekaboo Pattern shop’s Gentleman’s jacket (above),  2 geranium dresses (above and pink dress 2 below), Long bodice with a zipper dress of my own pattern, Straightgrain’s bubble dress pattern and some unrelated sewing…. Some gorgeous little newborn baby pants (pattern by Brindille and Twig and review coming soon)… Because this week I became an aunty again! I am so in love with this beautiful little soul. I was lucky enough to get some good long cuddles in last weekend. She is such a perfect little person. Her big sister seems pleased and stops to kiss and stroke her new little friend. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Hooded Jacket pattern review

Finally getting some sewing other then underwear done.   This week I sewed up Whimsy Couture’s Hooded Jacket. I have been eyeing it off for a while and bought the fabric for it weeks ago.  The pattern pieces print on only 16 pages – which is fantastic for PDF patterns. I sewed up a size 3. From printing to having it sewn up it took about 2 hours. I waited and did the buttons the next day; my Brother sewing machine recently had it and I have been borrowing a friend’s cheapie Elna 21. I have bought a gorgeous vintage 1980 Bernina 801 – I am just waiting for it to get back from the shop. But all of that is another blog entry. If I made it again I would change the pockets, they are very cute though. The buttons worked out fine – If I were to make it 100% reversible – easy to do as there are no exposed seams – I would sew buttons on both sides. Pattern: Whimsy Couture Hooded Jacket Lining Fabric: Blue Arctic Fleece from Spotlight External fabric: Sarah Fielke “On the pond weeds – Green”   Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

The last month in photos.

 Sale happening on babies goods here.   Some size 4/5 harem shorts. Geo the puppy keeping me company while I sew.   Testing out this pattern. Love the baby bloomers and leggings!  The leggings using this pattern in size 3-6m in my own design of fabric printed by Spoonflower.  Attempting to master button holes.   He doesn’t like to let me work.  Current family photo.   Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Pattern mash-up

Recently a family member asked me to make something for their daughter… They sent me a reference shot showing the buttons/collar and red… I decided to have a go because after all who doesn’t enjoy a bit of a challenge. I combined the Little Lizard King sunsuit pattern with the neckline and peter pan collar of Straight Grain’s Bubble Dress pattern. I was not sure if it was going to work out, but after some fiddling and trial and error it worked out okay. Here is what I ended up with… Pattern: Straight Grain’s Bubble Dress with Little Lizard King’s Sunsuit pattern.  Fabric: White woven fabric I had laying around for the collar, super soft red cotton lawn for body from Spotlight. Buttons: Vintage score from a second hand store. Elastic: 1″ elastic for back. Underwear elastic for around legs (makes life so much easier then encasing it) Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

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