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...

Baby Sleep sack/sleeping bag tutorial

The last baby born into my family was my niece nearly 3 years ago. Now her new little brother or sister (we won’t know till they enter the world) is due in 6-9 weeks. Everyone is very excited and I really wanted to make some nice things that will be useful for baby. (Sofia 5 days old) This tutorial and making this in one evening was really brought on by the fact that I wanted to do some embroidery… But anyway on with the tutorial!! To begin find a sleepsuit or long sleeve onesie that fits your baby and fold it in half to draft your pattern like this: You should end up with a shape like this: You will either need a layer of fleece or quilting batting to make it warm enough for winter. I used cotton quilting batting between my two layers that show. Proceed to cut out a front piece in the main and lining (quilting batting too if using) before cutting out the back piece. The back piece will need to be higher in the neckline and have the straps approx 2″ longer. Cut out the back pieces the same way as the front (main, lining and optional quilting batting). Sew main to main and lining to lining as shown below. I pinned the batting to the back of the main fabric when I sewed this and it worked. Leave a gap at the bottom to attach the zipper for easy changing. To sew the straps, arms and neck fold the main and lining in to face each other like this: To finish sew...

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