Saturday, March 17, 2012

Patchwork tee pee

I made this Tee Pee from some quilting fabric I picked up on sale for $3 meter. You need 10 meters so the cheaper the better. When I bought the fabric I thought it was a bit boring but once it was finished I was quite happy with the way it turned out.  The poles are made from PVC poles which I spray painted (that was fun). 
Kids are loving it.
I've since made a girls one in pink with pony's on it which I donated to the Kindergarten. I must get a shot to show you as its very cute. I bought the pattern on ebay but I've seen it everywhere. 

Butterick 4251

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tutti Fruitti Skirt

I made this simple layered circle skirt with a tulle petticoat for my friends little girl.

The pattern is Mc Calls 6066 available in sizes 3 though to 14.

I hand made the bias binding using the same fabric as the overskirt and I made the attached flower following this tutorial (try not to burn your fingers).

I made it up in a cotton poplin and a nice japanese cotton spot. The flocked tulle is from Spotlight. Unfortunately they are not making it in orange anymore. It is still available in pink, purple, red, and black.

I’ve made this skirt a few times it’s so easy. It does take quite a bit of tulle so it can get expensive depending on your fabric choice but a great birthday present.

Apparently she has not taken it off yet!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Isobel's gift

My girlfriend had a baby girl last week which was a great excuse to sew something. I have two boys so I love getting any chance to make girly stuff. I made an infant girls tunic top thanks to a pattern from Pattern is very small so I graded it up quite a bit. I made the bias binding myself with some remnants. I am addicted to making bias binding. Firstly, it’s too expensive to buy and secondly I just love doing it for some weird reason.
I also, made the big butt baby pants (rear pictured) thanks to a pattern from “Made by Rae” I think I might make adjustments to this pattern next time as the inner leg seam is a bit off. Anyway, I hope they look ok on.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Autumn Leaves

I had been holding onto this fabric for a while waiting for the right project.
I found this pattern on Burdastyle 5/2010 Dress with ruffle sleeve and instantly knew it would be perfect. I added hand embroidered loops to the center front instead of buttonholes and added a ruffle to the hem. I love the flouncy feeling of it. The fabric was bought from Tessuti in Melbourne. They have gorgeous fabrics. 


Burdastyle 5/2010 Dress with ruffle sleeve