Monday, 24 April 2017

Sewing Challenge - April 2017

Welcome to the third instalment of my Sewing Challenge for this year! If you haven't caught up on my previous posts, I'm aiming to sew a different pattern each week and I'll document them in a monthly blog post.

I started April off with the aim of completing some egg-hunt outfits for my kids and ended up with an Easter EGGstravaganza!! I saw the Evergreen Bonnet from Twig + Tale in a sewing group and knew I had to give it a try! This was my first T+T pattern and I really have to say how impressed I am that everything came together so perfectly! I've attempted a few different bonnet or hat patterns before and this is heads above those (haha!)

And my girls looked cute as bunnies in them!!

So, then of course they needed egg-hunt bags! I saw a post in the One Thimble group that Lauren from Molly and Mama had done a bunny hack tutorial for her Darling Daisy bag - which was in Issue 12. I ended up making 4 of them - one each for my girls and then a boy and girl bunny for my friends little ones.

I also made my friends little ones a Tadah Baby Tea Party and Flexi Shorts and Tee Set for Easter. I added some cargo pockets to the Flexi Shorts because I was feeling guilty that they didn't meet my "new to me" pattern challenge brief haha

Then I went back to an old pattern I hadn't sewn since last winter! The Tadah Tea Party with Long Sleeve Add-on and made my littlest a long sleeved dress using the tie up sleeves hack on the Tadah Blog. I love sewing this pattern, SO much! This delicious looking fabric is from the ever on-trend Dizzy Daisy Fabric Studio

Then I decided I needed a really quick-sew-fix and used the Tadah Pattern Gypsy Shrug pattern from Issue 2 of One Thimble and used the hack on the Tadah Blog to make it a reversible fur-lined vest. I also used the Tadah Moku Skort pattern from One Thimble Issue 5 to make a super quick skirt to match the bonnet, bag and vest. When my little brother first moved to Japan with his wife and kids he sent me a divinely beautiful yard of Liberty Japanese Lawn fabric and I had been hoarding it for the perfect moment - this was it!!!

Then I made my big girl a Made for Mermaids Sutton Dress in the same beautiful soft cotton from Dizzy Daisy Fabrics to match little sisters long-sleeved Tea Party

I then made a Violette Field Threads Lavinia Blouse. Now, it might totally be my lack of sewing skills, but I wasn't 100% happy with the finish on this. It's a way cute result and I will likely make more of them because, well, they're cute!

To finish this outfit off I then hacked, and when I say hacked, I mean I used the waistband pattern pieces from the Sew What Club's Penny Pinny and made a pinafore to go with the Lavinia blouse - it would look super cute with any other blouse or long sleeved tee for winter. I'm pretty in love with this pinny - I'm certain there are patterns out there for it, but I like a good hack!

We went camping this month for a week of the school holidays, so I made my 4 yo the Hottie Cover from Issue 14 of One Thimble to pop her hot water bottle in for those chilly nights. I chose the cat character as she LOVES cats!

Now to plan my sewing for May! If you have any suggestions for me or patterns you'd like to see made up, drop me a comment or email and I'll add them to my list!.

Happy Sewing
T xx

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