Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Miss Maddie's Christmas Top

Ok I have given in to popular demand and posted a pic of the shirred top I made last night. Nothing new but still some sewing I guess.
I just can't decide on the straps, she is 9 1/2 so I wasn't sure if she would want the shirred straps, or flat straps so I made both and her mum can hand sew them in.
I was a little suprised at how tight the shirring went on this top. I wound the elastic on quite loosely compared to what I had done in the past as I was tight with the width of fabric. I hope it fits her ok. I am beginning to think that it depends on the fabric, one I made last week the shirring was really loose???

Trial Flower Girl Dress

Ok so not the best photo but you get the idea. I am getting the confidence up to cut the satin and make the actual dress. That is on tomorrow's list of things to do!
I would have preferred the bodice to be a little lower, as once I get the ribbon on there won't be too much room but I am sure no one else will notice!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sewng orders

This is some sewing I have done for mums at mothers group. The spottu fabric was also used to make a library bag and when there was lots left over the mum asked me to make some shorts and a skirt.
I need to add something to the little shirred top yet to break up that green. Not sure what I will do. I was going to applique some circles with the colours in them but the spots are quite far apart and I would only get one colour in each circle. So I was thinking either a line of the spotty fabric - although not sure if I hae enough, or some purple and white rick rack. I am open to suggestions here, what do you think?

This is a Christams skirt for another little girl in Mothers Group. I love Christmas and love seeing kids in Christams clothes.

I was thinking of cutting out and appliquing in the shape of holly for a t-shirt.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Flower girl dress?

My first real twirly skirt!

This is part of a set that I am working on......I can't reveal too much as I want it to be a big suprise!
I love this cherry fabric and the hot pink works well with it. It felt good to sew something other than a library bag!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My first paid job - made for little Cate

Wow I am excited, I am not out to sell my sewing in large amounts, I have just offered the mums of girls in my real life mothers group some Christams clothes.
Stacie wanted something that could look Christmassy but also be worn before and after Christmas. I had this fabric already and Stacie loved it, it seemed perfect for what she wanted.
I am not sure how much to charge, the materials cost $10, but not sure I can charge much over $15. The lace trim really adds to the price, it was $3 alone.
Anyway here it is-

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A top for Ellyse, a headband for Deb and some softies

What a busy day.
It started off with this top for Ellyse. I was so impressed as it only took one hour from start to finish. It wasn't a tricky top but I thought an hour was pretty good. I did the straps a little differently (I think Sharon has done them like this) and thy look much better.

When we got home from lunch to celebrate my Grandma's 84th birthday I made a headband for my friend Debbie. We don't really buy presents for eachother but she wears headbands all the time, so I thought I would make one foe her. It looks great, I think I will do another for me! The denim was a little heavy to work with but the end result is great.

I cut out these little rabbit softies (like Belinda's) on Friday night and began making them today. I am probably half way through. I am making three of them for gifts. My friend's SIL had a little boy last week and her other SIL had a little boy about a month ago. I will be seeing my friend this week so can pass them on to her then.

I think I am addicted not only to sewing, but to making things for people. I am constantly thinking about what I can make for lots of different people. I need to stop or I will go broke.
Good news is that a few girls from MG would like some clothes made so I will be a busy bee!

Friday, November 03, 2006

My first library bag finished!

Library bags were my idea for Christmas presents for Ellyse's little friends this year. This first one is for my good friend Kylie's little boy Mitchell. I love the bold colours and am so happy with the way it has turned out.
I did the blanket stitch by hand around each letter which was very time consuming but it looks great, better than the machine stitched one I had already done!
This one will go to Mitchell early as they are on holidays on the Sunshine Coast (from Mackay) and will be in Brisbane next week. I just can't wait to give it to him!