Thursday, 1 June 2017

Sewing Challenge - May 2017

I started May off by hosting a sew-along for Tadah Patterns. I made 5 Jaunty Dresses during the sew along, all using options I hadn't tried before as well as options I had tried but I added a tulle overlay to the skirt.

My girls were pretty pleased with their spoils!

Then I did some sewing for One Thimble prior to the launch of Issue 15! Can I say how much i LOVE this issue! So many of the 10 included patterns just work together to form a whole outfit. Just like the Bobkin Philippa Blouse and Once Upon a Sewing Machine Miriam Skirt - perfect together! 

My Divalicious missy insisted that if I was to take her out into the cold (it was 26 degrees that day!) that I would absolutely need to buy her a hot chocolate, she brought her KeepCup along to make sure I came good on my payment.

Then I spied the new Duchess and Hare "Sweet as Pie" dress and in spite of the fact we're heading into winter at the moment here in Sydney, I *had* to sew one up. I made it a size bigger so she will hopefully still fit it when summer rolls back around!

Then I applied to test for Duchess and Hare for their new Petit Four Dress, it was the cutest vintage style dress and my girls got one each out of the testing. This dress is so sweet and the pretty detail on the bodice really lets you be as creative as you want to be! I adore the puffy cap sleeve the most! The zip back made it a quick sew for me as I usually finish a garment and then procrastinate over buttonholes or snaps for a REALLY long time!

Then one of my favourite sews this month was the True Bias Mini Hudsons for my girls - the little one got the 3/4 leg style and my big girl got the full length style - they're fantastic kindy pants, cute and comfortable! My girls love to wear mummy made, so this was a perfect and practical sew! Somehow, I forgot to take a pic of big sisters long version and now it's been washed and worn 10 times!

Then I sewed up the Thread Faction #116 cardigan from Issue 15 of One Thimble after it was released. It was insanely quick, I've been going through all of the fabric in my stash to see what would look good for another one!

My girls needed a pair of jeans for our impending doom, I mean winter... so after a disastrous shopping trip I decided to make them a pair that would actually fit! I used the Tadah Pattern Peg Pants and some medium weight denim from Spotlight

Then my heart fluttered a little when I saw the latest Little Lizard King release - the Amsterdam Dress *sigh* go away winter!!!! So, I made one anyway.... and it was soooooooo pretty I totally had to make a second for my big girl. I've gone up a size for them both so they will hopefully still fit! My littlest grows like crazy - she shoots upward only - her chest size hasn't changed in a year or more! I'm sure she can get away with a pair of bloomers under for summer if she grows out of it by then.

Then the loveliest surprise arrived in the mail from the very very sweet Jen from One Thimble. Before OT and Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns, she used to run Ainslee Fox Handmade and make the sweetest little dresses ever - we still own about 3 of these and they are magnificent! So when I opened up the package I squealed out loudly because inside was this gorgeous butterfly fabric she used to use when she made handmade to sell - so of course I had to make one of my most favourite AF dresses - the Azure Dress from Issue 12 of OT 

Then, my 4 yo was invited to a High Tea birthday party and I needed to make her a fancy dress to wear and after flicking through my One Thimble mags settled on a Alyss Dress from Ainslee Fox Patterns In Issue 7 and I will let the photos speak for themselves - SO IN LOVE!

After chatting to a friend of mine, I think I will post each week about my sewing projects rather than one monthly round-up!

For June, I'm going to be sewing for a friends kids, my girls have WAY too many clothes, and I still want to keep my sewing challenge going, so I figured I would sew for someone else every few months. And then I decided that July would be self-care sewing! And August would be boys month! Yikes!!! Now I'm committed huh?!?

Till then, happy sewing
T xx

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