Thursday, 29 January 2015

Flower Power Zoe

It is officially winter here in The Netherlands and I am always cold. Saying this I struggle to find warm clothes that are practical whilst still feeling pretty and not like I am in my lazy around the house clothes. 

I sewed up a Zoe Raglan Top without the sleeve pleats and lowered the hem line with side splits. I love the result. I had been eyeing this fabric off for a while but wasn't too such what to make with it.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Elsa Dress

I kept seeing some amazing Elsa dresses on the online sewing community and secretly wanted to make one too. Luck for me my beautiful niece in Australia is in love with Elsa. I made her this dress for christmas. I am pretty happy with the fit as I was going of measurements and had no-one to try it on first.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Make the most of your Zoe Raglan Pattern.

Did you know the Zoe Raglan Pattern can be made very easily without the sleeve pleats giving you a great basic raglan sleeve pattern. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

An Itty Bitty Top

 Finally I made something wearable for my daughter. I have played with a few commercial patterns and have had such a varied result in sizes it was really discouraging. Some of the newborn sizes were big enough for fit a one year old! 

I pulled out a Kwik Sew Toddler sewing book from 1979. I used the basic top block and went from there. In saying that I used the smallest size of a T1. This fitted my daughter perfect and she is only 5 months!! Apparently babies were a lot smaller back in the 70's. But I now have a block I can work from so I am happy.

Excuse the bad photos. I have realized my lack of photography skills and babies don't mix. Why do they stop smiling only when the camera is out :(

Friday, 9 January 2015

Meet the Maker with Kollabora

Back in December I was featured as the Meet the Maker over at Kollabora.

Head on over and read the interview.

Friday, 28 November 2014

A Molly hack

I love a good cardigan. They are comfortable and they can be worn all year round. They are especially good for layering when you are not sure what the days weather is going to bring. 
My problem with cardigans is they can look daggy and a bit grandmaish ( is that even a real word?)