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...

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...

Fight the hungry undies!

Hello! Since my 2.5 year old niece has been solely in undies for a while now her mother (my sister) and I have noticed that wedgies seem to be a pretty regular occurrence.  Exhibit A   Now these aren’t cheap undies, just regular store bought ones. After seeing a blog post on the So Zo blog about some awesome undies she saw in berlin like these:   They looked so cute and colourful and VERY comfy. So I felt inspired to replicate something similar for little S. I have ordered some organic australian made jersey to use for the front and back piece and will use some 4-way-stretch interlock for around the hips and legs that will them feel more like comfy yoga pants then tight undies.  Here is my first attempt at self drafted undies. Very cute and according to S, very comfy. Clearly as here she is not wearing anything else! The best bonus though, no wedgies!   I will leave you with this final comparison.      Tutorial for self drafting kids undies coming soon… As soon as I finish classes for the semester.    Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Photo fun

Hello, I have been very busy of late with photoshoots as you know. Here are some outtakes. This one is a classy behind the scenes shot, me trying to take the photos while 20 people are hanging around behind me trying to make the baby smile. It worked… Kind of. A sure fire way to get a smile though is to get all 4 older siblings in on the fun.  If in doubt, blow raspberries on your model. Havana, the gangster baby.  Once she got the harem pants on she became a mover and a shaker. A great sign that they are very comfy. But that was only one shoot I did that day, here are photos from another. We had lots of fun, and if you follow us on Instagram (@morningstardesigns) you would have seen the rock star video we made together. Join me soon for a tutorial on making harem shorts for any age from measurements alone. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPrintEmailLike this:Like...

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