Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Winter Rising

With the cold snap, the production of the kids warmer clothes is in full swing. Usually it is a time to try lots of new patterns but I have used only a few patterns and varied the fabric, which is actually quite a fun challenge.

I contemplated this year going to the shops and buying them clothes and I discovered I have become that annoying person, “look at that material and finish for how much!”. So expect to be bombarded with lots of sewing – let me know if I get boring - well as many as the temperamental models here will allow.

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Excuse the mess, the choc chip cookie of co-operation and the lack of ironing. Pattern for dress from here in new My Folklore. Pants pattern is my old faithful one out of Lincraft linen and pink angalise trim.

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Pattern from here.

9 comments:

Liesl said...

Why buy when you can make such gorgeous one-offs! Your model looks fabulous.

PS. Word verification is shied - perhaps not related to the model?!

CurlyPops said...

I agree with Liesl - I'd much rather have unique one-offs.... and they're gorgeous!

sophie said...

I actually would shop but my darling 4 year old has such an aversion to being well behaved at the shops that I prefer to stay home - so what if it takes me 4 hours to make a pinafore - I eventually get there!! it's been insanely cold here too, just the past couple of days.

Jennie said...

wow - these are gorgeous!
I so wish i could sew clothes!

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I agree with the shop vs. sew, especially if you can get some cheap fabric or upcycle some things....if you take into account the getting to & from shops + parking it is fairly comparable ( and usually better made....especially if you want them to be worn by a few kids in the hand-me-down queue).

ingrid said...

The cold has inspired me to get sewing too. I did trudge around the shops last weekend to shop for shoes, socks, tights and underwear. Now I am broke so I have to sew!

Andi said...

Your kids are lucky!
They'll work that out one day!!
xx

Michelle said...

Bring on the sewing - I shall be doing the same! Love that tunic pattern.

Sally said...

Your sewing could never be boring!!!

Loving everything so far... and looking forward to being inspired more!!!