Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sewing Challenge - March 2017

So my challenge went swimmingly in March! I was sewing up a storm and of course wondering if I'd be able to continue with the same excitement... spoiler alert - I have!! And we're in Mid-April now. Hooray!

So in March I wanted to venture a little outside my comfort zone and decided that I needed to make my youngest a floor cushion for her reading corner in her room. I had the very generous assistance of the lovely Sarah from Piccolo Studio and used the pattern in Issue 10 of One Thimble from Hunting for Ladybugs to make the most awesome floor cushion to grace the scene of floor cushions... even if I do say so myself!

I also learned to cover plastic snaps with fabric, thanks to a tutorial by Alison from Little Seren in Issue 14 of One Thimble - this then became somewhat of an obsession as it is such a perfect finish for an outfit!

I made another Bobkin dress - The Hannah from Issue 6 of One Thimble and fell totally in love with it! My littlest also loved it because it had pockets!! She usually refuses to wear anything that doesn't have Batman or Unicorns on it - so this was a WIN for me!!

I made the latest Violette Field Threads offering The Charlie Dress for my littlest for her Easter Dress. This cute little dress also has pockets and a very cute tie front and sleeves option.

I wrote a blog hack for Tadah to make the BTP a front fastening for those who were concerned the buttons would poke a tiny baby in the back.

I hosted a sew-along for Tadah for the All Seasons Dress and also did a mini-hack for that to turn the ruffle sleeve into flutters.

I made one of my all-time-favourite shorts pattern - the Papilion and Mandarine Leon Shorts and used a button-hole trouble-shooting guide in One Thimble Issue 14 to get my best button-holes ever!!

I made a Tadah Patterns Seaside Playsuit out of the most delightful knit from Wicked Fabrics and while initially my littlest insisted that I'd made it for her as a pair of swimmers (entitled much?) it did eventually make it to my friends baby, who it was intended for!

And I did a pattern add-on test for Tadah Patterns for the addition of a collar for the Tea Party and Baby Tea Party Patterns 

I also made my 4 yo her Easter Dress. I used the FooFoo Threads Audrey Dress for this. It's a very pretty style for her and she's absolutely loves it - I used the snap covering tutorial I mentioned earlier to cover the snaps on the bodice!

I look forward to showing you what I've been working on in April. I'll likely have to post early as we're away camping for a large chunk of the school holidays!

I hope you're not bored with my ramblings yet haha!!!

Happy Sewing
T xx


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    That little bow is just gorgeous.

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