Monday, 17 December 2012

Chrismas Presents all sewn up!

I feel like I have been glued to my sewing machine over the last few days! 

I wanted to send my nieces some handmade clothes this year. I spent ages deciding on what to make and chose the Sailboat top and a Sunday Brunch Skirt for G who is the eldest. Now the skirt was one of my KCWC items but it hadn't been worn, not surprising given the amount of skirts in my daughters wardrobe. The pink corduroy was bought to go with the Japanese print anyway so it makes a cute outfit. 

I made a bit of an effort to go the extra mile on the finish of this top. I wanted it to be perfect. I finished the inside seams by tucking them over to the inside and zig-zagging to secure them.

For my youngest niece L I had a dilemma because I don't have many patterns in the size 3T bracket. I wanted to make them both Oliver + S patterns. I only had the Puppet Show pattern that would work, so I browsed their website, caved in and bought the Bubble dress PDF. I am so so glad I did. What an amazing pattern. I love it!

Now L is a cute little bundle of blond hair and blue eyes so when I rummaged through my stash and saw this cornflower blue I knew it would be perfect.

Ahh those little cap sleeves just kill me with cuteness! Sewing the curves on the bodice took some concentration but they really are beautiful.

The pattern calls for lightweight fabric like batiste or broadcloth for the lining. I used a very lightweight white cotton that used to be a mens shirt. It is extremely soft, has a peachy feel and feels heavenly next to the skin. I am happy thinking about how comfy this will feel on her.

The next items on my machine will be Bubble dresses for my own children. I think they will be perfect for our family Christmas party. I need to make a 2T and a 5T. Hopefully the 5T will fit my eldest. She is currently a 6T within the O+S ranges but the measurements are close so fingers crossed.


  1. These are both lovely gifts, Katy - & my fingers are crossed that the 5T fits!
    (must make another bubble dress for Lucy too - she still wears her old one despite it being too small ;-) )

  2. Both outfits are lovely.
    I love Bubble dresses too.
    xx N


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