you will know I sew to a rota.
Everyone gets their turn.
It works so well I put 'gift' on the list.
For those things that crop up.
Like a Little Things to Sew cape to be worn as an ANZAC nurses costume.
I sewed the large and omitted the hand holes.
Elsa kindly offered up some of her textured red wool on the proviso she could have it afterwards AND if she could choose the lining.
Thus, the very un-matronly purple duchess satin interior.
I used an extra large sew in popper to close it.
I also made some simple capes for the other nurses. This time in red drill with bemsilk lining.
Tilly's little friend Jasmine was having a birthday sleepover and new pyjamas were requested.
As usual I used the Oliver+S Bedtime Story pattern and as usual I used cotton webbing for the inside ties.
The fabric is a quilting cotton I had in my stash.
It is from the Victorian and Albert Museum collection and although very pretty it was printed off grain so really only suitable for sleepwear.
An over due project for Tildy's teacher was a request for 27 draw string bags to store skipping ropes.
Mind. Numbing. Boredom.
Quickly moving on to something more exciting.
Last year, my gorgeous sewing gal-pal Cindy designed and sewed a swimsuit for Matilda.
Cindy refused payment but suggested that I may like sew a dress for one of her sweet girls.
She suggested the Garden Party, bright colours and then let me go.
I had so much fun making this dress and sewed it in a evening.
I have made it previously for Matilda, I have a full tutorial if you would like a peep.
Some hot pink linen/cotton was just the right vibrancy with the neon orange piping my other lovely friend Britters.
I found some bright orange guipure daisies in the lace box, just the thing to girlify.
Made in Australia.
With lots and lots of love!