Spring sewing

Hello everyone,

This is a bit of a bonza blog entry because I have been making loads of things and entirely failing to blog about them. I do put lots of stuff up on my instagram, so do follow me there if you are so inclined. I’m sparkleface100.

So what have I made? Loads more stuff for others. I need to stop doing it and be more selfish! I need some warm weather clothes. And some more work clothes. However, I love all the things I have made. Especially things for babies. Babies really do get all the good stuff don’t they?

First up, not for babies, but also kind of for babies is a breastfeeding top for a dear friend. I used the Golden Rippy Cinnabar Sky pattern in a suitably baby sick coloured jersey. Its a very cute and easy to make pattern and though I am not breastfeeding, I think I will make a maxi dress version for myself. You can just sew up the gaps, and the ballerina style wrap top is very cute. Here is is, suitably functionally modelled!

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Next up, a VERY jazzy outfit for the baby himself. This is in the same fabric I made husband’s t-shirt in: a super soft (and horrendous to sew) jersey. It’s a Simplicity Pattern I think, Β I will check the number if anyone needs it. I made a babygro and matching hat (not pictured). I think he is going to look very fancy. As as his grandfather said to me at his christening: no one will question who made it for him!

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Finally I made the cutest T-shirt ever (if I do say so myself) for a second birthday present for an April (showers) born little boy. I used half a metre of amazing Kitschy Coo organic jersey, and I want to be able to fit into it myself. It’s dreamy, and was lovely to sew. Here we go!

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In other news, as well as sewing things for Other People, I’ve been helping Other People sew things for themselves. My awesome friend Anna came round yesterday and made a very cute nautical woven t-shirt (New Look 6217: highly recommended as a beginner pattern) from scratch in three hours including tracing and cutting. I was so impressed. Anna can use a sewing machine and has done some alterations before, but had never made an item of clothing herself. And here she is sewing and modelling. I’m definitely going to make a few of these T-shirts myself.

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Time to stop appearing saintly.

Confession time: I have ENTIRELY failed to stick to my pledge to not buy any more fabrics. I decided I did not have nearly enough summery fabrics and have used this for justifying buying many more fabrics. I’m not buying at the same rate as I was last year, and I have been making some good inroads into my stash, but there is no denying it, I have entirely FAILED at my New Year’s resolution. But oh, oh oh, look at the pretty things I have bought of late.

Swoon (shamefacedly)

Swoon (shamefacedly)

Right. On that embarrassed note I shall love you and leave you. I have also made some lovely things for myself (using stash fabrics, yes!) that I shall post very soon. Until then, happy sewing xxx

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19 thoughts on “Spring sewing

  1. Oh dear you did fail spectacularly on your pledge to not buy any more fabrics. But don’t worry, I have also failed! I cracked a couple of weeks ago.
    But I really especially love your little April showers t-shirt! How cute!!

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  2. These fabrics are lovely definitely worth breaking any pledge haha! Love the scalloped one, I think I dreamt a similar fabric last night. I also bought a piece of fabric with swimmers on it and I remember I was dreaming of a skirt with waves to go with a top made out of it πŸ˜‰ The baby tee is so cute, I’m not surprised you want to fit in it.

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  3. RASPBERRY FABRIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did you get that?! πŸ˜€

    Love that you do so much for other people. I am entirely selfish. :/ I love the little shirt. That kitchy koo fabric is lovely. πŸ™‚

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  4. OOOooh! Raspberries! Where did you get all that lovely stuff? I’m v impressed with the feeding top. The thought never crossed my mind when I needed one. Although, to be fair, sewing was the last thing on my mind!

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  5. I tell myself all the time that I will not buy any more fabric until I make a big enough dent in my stash. I also fail at this. I believe it’s a sickness! The fabric speaks to us and tells us “if you don’t buy me now, you’ll regret it.” Or am I the only one that can hear fabric talk? LOL.

    It’s so nice of you to do some unselfish sewing! Everything came out great! I have to make a couple of things for friends but I keep putting it off because making things for me is a lot more fun. So, so bad!

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