Saturday, 28 April 2012

Skirts and Sailboat Tops

I've been reading a few blog posts on KCWC (thats Kids Clothes Week Challenge to you and me) and have given myself a mental kick up the bottom to really crack on with some clothes for the girls. I don't think I will class my efforts as part of KCWC but seeing some of the fantastic efforts of other people out there, I can say I have been inspired to get started. See some of these examples of flickr.

So, I bought a few patterns and leafed through my pattern box to give myself a shortlist. I also spent way too long at the fabric shelves in Hobbycraft (local fabric shops selections are frustratingly poor and I like to actually touch the fabric before I buy, but it did me proud). After about an hour and 45mins and a cranky baby ready for a sleep and a bottle I left with this pile of goodies.

I don't know why I went with a yellow colour scheme. I was torn between the middle one (Amy Butler Midwest Modern) and a lovely purple and teal print. In the end it came down to sensible coordination and I thought at least I could mix and match the prints a bit.

First up and more importantly completed was this very cute and girly Flutter Skirt from sewsweetpatterns which I made with a mix of the top two fabrics on my pile. I made the 12-18m size. I'm making the Sassy Pleated Skirt next from the bottom yellow fabric which I bought extra of so I could also make up the Sailboat top from Oliver + s

I'll post some photos when I have finished them. For now, here is my completed Flutter skirt....


and the back

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter inspired cushion

I wanted to make a cushion for my daughters bedroom and was inspired by the fabric left over from the easter bunting. It looked so pretty and girly that I knew I had to do a patchwork style cushion to make the most of it. 

I found this tutorial and thought 'Perfect!'. Here is the result.....

All gorgeous girlyness and my ever faithful daughter enthused about how much she loved it and decided to sleep with it last night. Good girl!!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter weekend bunting

Just in time for Easter weekend I recieved a commission for bunting for Delicious at Trentham Gardens. I can't wait to see it up when I go in tomorrow. The colours looked lovely together!

And here it is all bundled up and ready to go.......