Thursday, 7 June 2012

diy girls cape jacket

Here's a really sweet 1950's pattern, it took me a while to decipher the instructions, I'm terrible at following new patterns let alone trying to understand a vintage one! This is my first attempt, I used a wool blend material, there's no lining in the pattern, I think I'll give it a try next time. I've been told by Isla (my three year old) the next one I make for her must be pink!

diy sweet little dress

I used the same pinafore pattern as the last dress post and added some cute little ruffles on the straps. Isla is getting very excited with her sudden rush of new clothing, she asked what I'm going to make next (while I'm still sewing her dress) and then she hang up both dresses next to her bed last night, girls and clothing, lol!

Monday, 4 June 2012

diy pinafore dress

I made this little cutie for Isla today, I have been saving this gorgeous vintage material for something special and I had just enough! My aunty sent me the pattern, it's from about the 1970's, it's a simple, easy to follow pattern, only took just over an hour to make!


I know I haven't been blogging much lately! I've been extremely busy taking photo's and doing photo editing, I'm loving it! We've also had family visiting from the South Island and Australia. Then to add to the mix we've all had a terrible bug the last couple of weeks, so lots of sleepless nights!

I'm planning to do some sewing for the girls, so fingers crossed I'll find some spare time (most probably when there asleep!) And I'm praying my over locker still works, Olive's new favourite thing to do is sneak into my sewing cupboard and play with every dial, switch and knob she can find!

So just a quick post of some flowers I have around my house, it's so hard to find anything worth putting in a vase this time of year, all the gardens are looking very lifeless and bleak, but I always make sure I have some colour scattered around the house (preferably roses and preferably a shade of pink!)