Tuesday, 30 October 2012


My mum asked for an apron for her birthday so I picked some pretty fabric that I thought she'd like then set to work. I made up the pattern, based loosely on an apron I already have.

It didn't work as well as I'd hoped but I put elastic along the top to stop the gapping and added a yoyo flower for fun. 

The skirt is gathered using the zig zag and wool system and sewn onto the back of the waist tie. I added a rounded pocket and some lace from my mothers collection, to remind her of an older project. Then a frill on the bottom. 

It was a fun easy project. Here are some pics of kids apron's I've made as well. Each one is a one of a kind, I don't tend to make the same apron twice. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Saturday Market Skirt

Another fun project from portabellopixie! The Saturday Market Skirt. Can you tell how much I love to twirl! I put this skirt onto my bucket list for 2012 and finally in October I finished it. It took me ages to decide what fabric I wanted to use and after making a dress for my daughter out of Michael Millers LUSH I decided I loved those colours and used the left overs. I decided to make the colours in layers for a different look. I love it!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Rag doll: Maggie

Meet Maggie! I love free tutorials all over the internet. There are some amazingly generous bloggers who take the time to make these tutorials for all of us to enjoy. I found a great rag doll tutorial here: quaintandquirky. I made a few changes but all in all it had awesome instructions and even a pattern to download and cut out.

My little girl just loves it. She has carried it around all day (I only just gave it to her) and given it lots of cuddles. I think I might just have to make a few more for little girls in my life.

What have you been sewing lately?