Thursday, 28 April 2011

My Creative Space - Sharp!

I'm working on this at the moment. The pattern is the Glam Purse, the latest pattern from Nicole Mallalieu. I must admit, it looks a bit scary right now with all those sharp pins!

What are you working on at the moment? You can find other Creative Spaces over at Kootoyoo.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Paper Dolls, Lady Bugs & Unicorns


I've been wanting to make this outfit for Amélie for a while now, and finally managed to get the fabric and the time to do it.


I've made this once before as a gift for a friend, and when I heard that the pattern was being discontinued, I went and got myself the one in the larger sizes - before I even had a girl to sew them for. Let's hope I can still convince her to dress like this when she is pre-school aged!


The pattern is the "Puppet Show" Tunic & Shorts by Oliver + S. The patterns come with a cute paper doll that you can cut out and dress up in the same paper outfit as the pattern. I wonder if I will let Amélie play with these one day, or if I will still want to keep them for myself!


The fabric is Heather Ross' "Far, Far Away" Unicorns for Kokka, and I used some Kiyohara Clover & Ladybug for the shorts and the bodice and sleeve cuffs. Both fabrics are double gauze, which is lovely and soft and light. I was looking at the unicorn fabric, and noticed the Kiyohara on the same page at Kelani. The colours are a pretty close match.


I also thought of a way to make use of the cutest selvedge I have ever seen...

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