Monday, May 13, 2013

Me- Made -May-'13 Week One

I have decided to join the memademay'13 challenge this year as I am one of those sewers (probably one of many) who makes up all of these fab outfits and never wears them! Why is that I wonder? Most likely because I find some gorgeous fabric and gorgeous dress pattern, fantasise about how fantastic it is going to look (and how great I am going to look in it), sew it up and then realise I have no where to wear it. But why not wear them every day? Having a challenge like this is forcing me to be creative with the outfits I have sewn. Why not wear a gorgeous evening dress and make it a bit more "day like" with a denim jacket or knitted cardy. 

I have pledged to wear or sew something every day in May. I've decided that my kids can be involved too because I have sewn a lot of clothes for them.

I started a little late into May but have been adding pics to Nine Stitches on Instagram whenever I can. Here are a few shots from the past week at home (mostly in the kitchen)

From top left clockwise: Joni Bell Sleeve Top, Capelet (yet to blog about) free pattern coming soon!
Bat Boy Cape, a Beanie my mum made for me, Shift dress from Burdastyle
Modern Vintage sewing competition and finally Petal pushers.

Pictures can also be viewed at Nine Stitches on Instagram

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Oliver's Big Heart

Ok, I know this is a blog about my sewing but I am so proud of my son at the moment that I just have to share with my fellow sewers.
My seven year old son Oliver raised money for the Childrens Cancer Center by having his hair shaved off.
He initiated the idea himself and raised over $600 for the charity.
Here is his own little blog about it.