Monday, 19 November 2012

Chambray Sugarplum


I was lucky enough to win the Sugarplum Top pattern by See Kate Sew this morning! I squeed when I realised, and she emailed me the pattern straight away!

Ten minutes before naptime I pieced together my pattern pieces and started to cut them out of fabric. I really love this combination, and I've used it before to make a skirt for my friend's baby. I've been hoarding both the chambray and the cute cowboys & indians vintage-style fabric for a really long time. No project seemed good enough for it but as soon as I saw the Sugarplum Top I knew their time had come!


I decided to just stick to the pattern design first, do it right for the first time then I can figure out different lengths and decorations.


Well I absolutely love it. I had no ribbon for the shoulder ties, so I just made some folded over strips of the chambray and used them. They're a little stiff, but still look cute!


She vomited all over it by the way, for about 20 minutes. She does this with everything I make for her, so it's a good sign. This time I was clever enough to take photos BEFORE I took her anywhere. High five mama!


I really REALLY love this pattern, and I was going to buy it today! I went onto Kate's blog to see if there were any valid discount codes and then I realised I had won one! HURRAY!

The pattern comes with four different styles: a peplum top, a Sugarplum dress, the Very Gathered Top or the Very Gathered Dress. I think I made the Very Gathered Top... It's so darn cute! I mad it up in the 6 months size, just to make sure it would fit her, but I'll making another in the 3 month size for my sister's daughter {due March 1!}. This came together in a few hours, I managed to finish it during Vincent's entire nap {epic 3 hours. Yes it's fantastic}. The pattern is just $8 and is emailed to you instantly to download & print. I had a bit of difficulty piecing the skirt pattern piece together, but that would have changed if I had have read the piecing instructions ^_^.  it comes in NINE sizes! This is one of the things i LOVE about buying pdf patterns you can download and print yourself. I pieced the pattern together then cut it out in the 6 month size. If I want the next size up, I just print it again. YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITH COMMERCIAL PATTERNS IN THE STORE. Love.

Eddie is 19 weeks old today! That's almost five months! She's a beautiful baby, generous with her smiles. She doesn't vomit as much as she used to, it was like every time you looked at her she'd be vomiting. There's nothing wrong with her, and she's not in pain, she's just a puker! She still does the tongue thing, not as much anymore, but she still sticks it out. I love her little quirks! She's so kooky! I'm thinking of making this dress up in black and white for her 4 month {yes I'm slow} Wednesday Addams dress photo.



Sunday, 11 November 2012

76 Free patterns & tutorials for BOYS pants & shorts!


At the top of this page, you will find ALL the masterlists I have made



76 free tutorials & patterns for little boys shorts and pants
Updated 8 November, 2012

This masterlist contains free patterns you can print and free tutorials that show you how to make things! The patterns are organised first, by size, and then at the bottom of the post are all the tutorials. If you use any of these tutorials or patterns, make sure you follow the 'rules' that the blogger who wrote them may have set out {IE if you can sell items you have made, pinning photos of their kids etc}. I haven't written these patterns or tutorials {except the ones that link back to here of course}, only collected them!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Masterlist: Free Patterns & Tutorials for Boys' shirts and jackets



Remember when I did all these masterlists for girls' clothing in celebration of Edison's birth? 
Well now it's the boys' turn!

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find ALL the masterlists I have made


85 FREE patterns & tutorials for little boy shirts and jackets
Updated 7, November 2012

This masterlist contains free patterns you can print and free tutorials that show you how to make things! The patterns are organised first, by size, and then at the bottom of the post are all the tutorials. If you use any of these tutorials or patterns, make sure you follow the 'rules' that the blogger who wrote them may have set out {IE if you can sell items you have made, pinning photos of their kids etc}. I haven't written these patterns or tutorials {except the ones that link back to here of course}, only collected them!

Newborn Patterns

{0-3 months}


Baby Patterns

{6-12months}


Toddler Patterns

1T-2T {12-24 months}

Boy 3T+ Patterns

{36 months+}

All Ages Patterns

Patterns with several sizings



***For ottobre patterns, use this chart

Shirts & Tees Tutorials

Tutorials on making shirts and t-shirts using your child's measurements














Jackets & Hoodies Tutorials

Tutorials on making jackets and hoodies using your child's measurements












Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Eddie's Swimsuit

Excuse me, but..


Yes that got your attention didn't it! How delicious does my little chunky cupcake look in her new swimsuit!

I made her a Harley Quinn bikini when she was very little, but Tim wasn't too keen on bikinis on little girls. He bought me metres and metres of this awesome striped lycra for our wedding anniversary and so i had a look around for a swimsuit pattern for a very small baby!


The Peekaboo Pattern Shop delivered {again}! The pattern was very simple and the instructions easy to follow! The swimsuit came together pretty easily, I was very happy with it! I lined this swimsuit with the same lycra as the outside, since I didn't have much of any other colour.

And then I thought I would freeball a hat.


See I've made sunhats before, like little sailor hats, so I didn't think I'd have much trouble.

But maybe I should have taken the time to use a pattern.

It was Vince's daycare day, and I had about half an hour before I went to pick him up. I made the crown, realised it was too small, added a strip around it to make it longer, then added this funny folded over gathered thing that could be a brim.


Voila, hilarious floppy hat! She looks like a mushroom.

I made it out of lycra so it could get wet and wouldn't be a problem. And also so it would match the swimsuit.

I used the Waikiki one-piece pattern from the Peekaboo Pattern shop! It was perfect sizing, and goes from 3months to 12 years! The pattern was quite inexpensive, especially for something that is going to get a lot of wear! I'll be able to make all her swimsuits now, and they're one piece so Daddy will be happy!


And at Southbank with her preggo Aunty Betty, slathered in suncream and very very tired. I love her unimpressed face. Actually it's more of a 'I'll tolerate this, barely' face.


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