Friday, 19 October 2012

Oranges & Lemons

I got the chance to pattern test the Whimsy Couture Ruffled Bolero a month ago and it was SO exciting and fun!

I chose some cute oranges fabric I had made into a wrap skirt years and years ago, and cut up another green skirt for the ruffles. I was testing the size 12months, since it was the smallest size and was perfect to make up for my best friend's daughter Amelia!

I was making up two testers but just ran out of time. The second was in pastel colours, but I made this at the beginning of September and it was like the weather suddenly went YEY SPRING and got beautiful and sunny and warm!

The day I got to get some pics of Amelia in it I was like GUSHING with excitement over the weather. I've still maintained this high. My back patio is perfect for lazy days watching the little guy run around with the hose {we have two rainwater tanks so we don't have to worry about water wastage!}.

This was such an EASY pattern to sew from. It took me a few days to do it because I found it hard to make time for it, but when I did it was great. I love the big button on the front.

And how cute is the back view, that ruffle along the neck is adorable on Amelia!

I gifted this to Amelia, I figure we get all her hand-me-downs anyway so it will be making it's way back to us eventually! ahah. We're pretty lucky like that!

You can buy the pattern for this cute jacket here from Whimsy Couture!


Thursday, 11 October 2012

KCWC Day 3: Vincent's Torso

I didn't get the chance to post these before I headed to Brisbane yesterday, so here you go.

By the way, my sister & her hubby are having a girl! It's going to get ridiculous around here!

I have about 3 metres of this tiger print fabric that I got from the op-shop. St Vinnie's here always always ALWAYS has the best second hand fabrics. Good prices too.

Inspired by this sweater and this tee, I decided to make Vince a shirt with shoulder patches. It's almost lie a raglan-sleeved shirt but with regular set-in sleeves. Next time I need the make the shoulder's 'wider' as in more over the front and more down the back but I'm quite pleased with how this worked!

I used Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee pattern. It's perfect. Do yourself a favour and get yourself this pattern. It's a fantastic base pattern and I can see it being used over and over for Vincent and Edison.

I made one of the sleeves a tiger face with some felt for the nose, buttons eyes, stitched in the mouth & whiskers and stitched in little ears in the sleeve seam.

He LOVES this shirt and apparently he needs me to make him a tiger mask.

We also made a shirt together! I got Vincent to draw on some sandpaper with his crayons. He chose green and drew a sun. I went over it with his crayon, as heavy as I could to get as much crayon wax on the sandpaper as possible.

Then we ironed it onto a store-bought tee {Plain tees for $3 at Big W? Yes thanks! *stencils!*}. When i peeled off the sandpaper, the crayon was transferred onto the tee!

This was the perfect craft to do together, and I plan on doing this for a Crafternoon next week!

Yesterday morning I woke up to THE GREATEST EMAIL I could have gotten and in celebration Tim is buying me an SLR camera! HOORAY! I can't tell you anything about it until January, but let me tell you this - It's a dream come true!

xx ya'll. Vince is at family daycare tomorrow and usually on Fridays I plan to hang with Eddie & sew but I usually go off gallavanting around the countryside with my girl in tow. REALLY want to sew though.


KCWC Favourites: Part 2

I decided to do another one of these favourites posts, since today I am in Brisbane looking at my sister's 20week ultrasound of her baby! Hooray! Boy? Girl?

Here's a few more of my favourites from the Elsie Marley Kids Clothing Week Challenge flickr pool!

Love this shirt by Chelise Patterson!! I love the grey with the neon pink and you know what? That pink is actually neon shoelaces! Argh so clever.

These pants are so crisp and cute over at Spiegel Stiksels. I love the little guys' shoes and shirt too!

I love the simplicity of this pinwheel pinafore by Comfy-Cosy.

Dana came to the party! Hooray! She made this cute little boat neck tunic AND she wrote a tute for it. Hopefully I am able to make one for Eddie this KCWC. {Also why is Clara standing? Wasn't she born like a week ago?}

Rae made this cute Peter Pan collared version of her Flashback Skinny Tee. The t-shirt pattern is so perfect, you guys really should go over there and get yourself one!

Normally I don't go for these style of pants, but there's something about this pair  by Mi Mara Mundo that I LOVE. I don't know if it's the colour, how they're kinda baggy, or those rad thigh pockets? Anyway they're inspiring me!

Here's another pair of kooky pants I'm digging. I think it's that rad pocket on the side there! Celina Bailey is one super talented mama. I think I love every single thing she makes.

Also how ridiculously adorable are these bloomers from Aesthetic Nest! Yes the bloomers are supposed to be the focal point here but I'm just dying at the entire photo!


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

KCWC Favourites: Part 1

There's so much inspiring stuff in the Elsie Marley Flickr pool for Kids Clothing Week! Here's some of my favourites that have been uploaded so far! Go check out their blogs for more details!

You & Mie made this cute 'Crossed Shoulder Vest', which is something similar to what I was thinking of making Vincent this week but with a hood! She used a Japanese pattern book for how to make it, but you could totally adapt Dana's 90 minute shirt tutorial to suit. I've got a pattern for one of these style shirts but as a onesie, I think they're called lapped shoulder, or even envelope-neck.

Suburbia Soup made two of these CUTE hooded scarves with ears. The execution in these is so perfect. I've been wanting to make Vincent one for ages, maybe next winter.

SO in love with this print and the style of this skirt made by Juliamom2009! I don't know if Eddie is too little for this kind of a-line deal, It might be more for when she's big enough to walk? Anyway the pattern is Sunday Brunch by Oliver and S.

This tunic is ADORABLE. I love it so much, and the fabric too! When I headed over to the Silver Spoons and Lining blog to leave a comment {I like commenting on things I like and read, because I know how special I feel when you guys comment on my projects!}, I realised she's written a tutorial for it! Ellie is planning on uploading the pattern later this week, which will go immediately on my To Do pile!

Iene-Miene made this ADORABLE skirt. I love the tie, I love the waistband and I love that fabric!

Marci Girl Designs made possibly THE GREATEST PYJAMAS IN THE WORLD. I don't know whether I would even make Vince a pair of these, because I just want a pair for myself! I'm not sure why I don't have this Star Wars and DC Comics and Marvel fabric that's been going around for the past year... I beter rectify that situation!

And anothery for the trendy boys, Groovybaby... and Mama made these cute sweatpants. Seriously, Trine is like ruling the sweatpants sector. And her kids are so darn COOL.