Birthday Present Sewing

Another one of those things ‘they’ don’t tell you before you have children, is that children will make friends, and get invited to a LOT of birthday parties! And it seems we are in the midst of birthday season. I am fortunate to have crafty friends who appreciate a good handmade gift, so the search … Read more

Christmas Sewing Round-up

A quick round-up of the Christmas presents that were sewn up by me. Mostly, these are all patterns I have sewn previously, so not much to add. Another Perfectly Preppy skort, from the pattern by the Scientific Seamstress. This was a popular choice again featuring favourite colour, purple. The spots fabric is a cotton, and … Read more

Boys Underwear

I recently went on a bit of an underwear making spree, after  successfully trying out the That Darn Kat undies pattern. They are fantastically cute children’s underwear that use only small amounts of knit fabric, and are elastic-less. The boys style also features a functioning y-front. TDK Undies These sewed up quite quickly, and the … Read more

Perfectly Preppy Skort

Also for my niece’s birthday I made a skort from the Perfectly Preppy Skirt/Skort pattern by the Scientific Seamstress. I made her one of these for her last birthday, which she wore at every opportunity. After consulting with my sister (her Mum), it was determined that her current favourite things are butterflies and the colour … Read more

Red Riding Hood Cape

I recently dipped into my copy of Little Things to Sew again, for a great wee present for my niece’s 3rd birthday. I chose to make the Red Riding Hood Cape as pictured on the front cover. I found some fantastic red cotton corduroy for the main fabric, and some matching quilting cotton for the … Read more

More Bucket Hats

As we are coming into Summer again here, I decided it was time for some more sunhats at our place. Fortunately, I came across a hat sew along here, and decided it was just the motivation I needed. I again used the Oliver and S bucket hat pattern from the ‘Little Things to Sew‘ book. … Read more

Burda 9793 – Boys Shorts

I recently made up view C of Burda 9793 – boys shorts. Twice, just for good measure. The first ones were in a grey/blue/green skate fabric, a cotton drill which had been hiding in the bottom of my fabric bin for a while. I opted to make the pocket bags from some matching poplin to … Read more

Children’s Hoodie

I recently made a fleece hoodie for my son for Playcentre. I chose a fleece with rockets and planets as he has an interest in all things space. I used the All the Rage Raglans pattern with optional hoodie from CarlaC, the ScientificSeamstress.As I was using fleece rather than jersey, I did as recommended, and went up … Read more

Rock and Roll Shirt

Today is T’s birthday, and so the grand unveiling of his ‘rock and roll’ shirt has arrived! As I’ve mentioned previously, T chose the fabric as we were looking around the fabric store a while ago. ‘Nuf said! For the pattern, I used this Bowling shirt  by Scientific Seamstress. These patterns are great, especially if you are … Read more

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