Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Kids Clothes Week: Day 1: Jurassic

Super pumped that I'm participating in KCW this week, well at least today I had motivation to get into it and not make excuses or not let life get in the way because I am kicking off my Kids Clothes Week over on Pattern Revolution! The theme is Wild Things but it's optional so as long as you're sewing anything kiddie you can enter to win some cool prizes! There's also some cool giveaways this week you can enter as well so go do that too!

Click through to see the super fun Jurassic Park inspired outfit I made Vin-dawg. You're going to LOVE his pants, promise!

Are you excited for Jurassic World coming out soon? I am! Are you sewing along to KCW? What are you making?

kid's clothes week
sort of feel like you should sew along just to use the cute buttons alone :,)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Spooky Messenger Bag

Amongst all these pink ruffles and dresses with adequate twirl-factor, I've really really been missing sewing for my boy. Sewing boy stuff was my first introduction into the sewing mama blog world, and it's been my passion for almost 6 years now!

You can check out my review of the Little Moo Designs Messenger bag over on Pattern Revolution! There's a secret Beetlejuice-inspired lining and some of this little man's cheeky cute face!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Geometric Violet Dress

I'm doing SO much girl sewing lately, a million dresses both for Pattern Revolution and for the upcoming 30 Days of Shirley Temple. It's fun but I keep looking over at my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fabric and yearning to make Vin something rad. He can wait though, he's got 3 years of handmade clothes on Eddie!

I sewed up the Violet Dress by Aila & Frankie and you can see all the details (and the cute back) over on Pattern Revolution! The fabric is from Spotlight, I'm hoping there's more when I go back there next week! This dress is absolutely beautiful, I really love it!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Frozen Knot Dress

I remember when I found out I was having a girl I just went crazy, pinning and planning a million little dresses but then when I actually did start sewing for her I think I made her like one dress and then I had more fun sewing her tiny tees and leggings... I can't girl! haha

The Knot Dress was one of the first dresses I found, I can't remember if I bought it in a bundle or something but I do know that I've had it for a while and was waiting and waiting for Eddie to get big enough to sew it. Well she's sort of a size 2, but she's not big enough to fill this dress completely. Which is fine and she doesn't really care a whole lot because HELLO. Frozen fabric! And it's purple which is just as good as pink in her books!

Project Run & Play are having a super cute sew along right now and the Knot Dress was the chosen dress for the month. Good as incentive as any, right? Also it's free now!

One of Eddie's besties happens to be the little sister of Vincent's bestie (aka his proclaimed life partner, lol), and she has a very talented sewing grandmother who sewed her up a pretty blue dress from Frozen fabric. Eddie watched Isla twirl a little then turned to me and asked, "Mummy I want a Frozen Dess pease."

It was the first time she's actually ever asked me to sew her something, so of course I'm going to oblige! She'd picked out some Frozen fabric a little while ago, and while it's not my favourite fabric ever I still sewed it up. Here's the thing, I'll sew up Star Wars and Batman licensed fabric for Vin dawg, easy. But I don't just grab ANY Star Wars or Batman fabric, I actually grab prints that i like (although it;s not difficult since I genuinely love those two fandoms!) Sometimes I don't like a Star Wars print, so I dont buy it. I'm trying to say that I don't just grab stuff because it's Star Wars! So I was looking at this fabric going, would I love it more if it was Darth Vader and Stormie heads instead of Anna and Olaf? Answer is, probably not. I don't like the colour and I don't like the swirly stuff going on, but regardless, my daughter LOVES it. So that's what I have to do now, learn to suck it up and sew things she will love to wear!

I had this lilac brushed cotton in my stash for a while. I'm sure I got it from the op shop or in a big bag of fabric given to me. I kept it because I thought it would be cute pyjamas but it was the perfect amount and the perfect colour to make a simple gathered skirt to add to the Knot dress bodice. I didn't follow the instructions for the skirt, just cut a huge big rectangle of fabric, hemmed it then gathered it to the bodice. I fear no gathers now.

I couldn't really get a clear shot of the back because miss just wanted to go play outside, but it does just look like her entire back is knots and ties. I'm 100% sure it will sit much better on her when she gets a big chunkier because she is definitely too small for this dress. Still good for twirling!

You can grab the pattern for Free over here at the Sewing Rabbit. The sizes range from 2 (pictured here on Eddie) to size 6. Oh wow and looking on Jess's post for the Knot Dress I see there is a free doll pattern too ;) YES, as well as sewing girl things I have been sewing some clothes for her dolls! I need to start taking photos and blogging about those too because i'm 100% sure you'll love them. Eddie's dolls aren't like other dolls (yes they are actual dolls, no they are not like little stormtroopers or something).

 Yes look at her little legs. I've been photoshopping them for the last few Pattern Revolution posts because they're just so ouchy looking. She's the only one in the family getting eaten alive by mosquitos but they are on the mend because we have Aloe Vera and I've told her if she stops scratching them she'll have Princess Ballerina Legs. So far she has Princess Ballerina knees.

it is pink and it is a dress

We have a winner. Maybe it was because I actually tried this time. When the review call came for this dress I was like, "okay, this is perfect. it's ruffley. it's a dress. what could go wrong!"

Well nothing went wrong, per se,  it sews up like a dream, but for a girl who has never sewn more than about four metres of ruffles it was a special sort of ruffle adventure for me. It's freaking beautiful though. Like even though it was a huge learning curve in gathering a bijillion metres of fabric of TULLE (yeh ever tried pinning tulle?) the look on that little tot's face when I showed it to her. The sound of her happy little gasp from those beautiful little lips as she clutched her hands together like a princess (I swear it just comes naturally to her now).

I had to take it off her so she could eat her soup for dinner but then she wanted it back on so she could go pick flowers for herself. Seriously.

Check out my review over on Pattern Revolution!

PS. It's the Clementine Dress by My Little Plumcake. I've sewn a MLP pattern before right here for Vince!

we haven't had a derp in a while so meet Bellamy Bacon, puppy derp!

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