Monday, November 24, 2008

green spots

A sweet spots and floral dress I made for Grace a couple of months back. Somehow, I managed to forget about photographing it, and when I did remember it was in the wash! Another Ottobre pattern 1/2008 'rose' dress. Same fabric as this spotty shirt, beautiful soft cotton voile. And same pattern as these silk dresses.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

princess dresses

Some things are just so hard to photograph, my girls being two of them! These were the best of least 10 photos. The party we went to on the weekend had a royal theme, so here we have the Butterfly Princess and the Queen of Hearts. I cut into an old formal dress that was mine, and the other one was a dress of Aunty Kate's- thanks so much Kate! The top half of the dress is based on a top from Ottobre 1/2007, which I gathered the skirt on to. The girls love their new dresses, and they twirl beautifully!

something for the dolls

We had another party on the weekend, this time I decided to make the birthday girl some dolls clothes. The pattern was another one of Mum's (thanks Mum!). I was dying to use some of my vintage fabric stash to make these, but knew that the little girl would probably rather something more modern. I will save the vintage prints for our dolls! And if you want a little vintage doll clothing inspiration, check out Jenny's photos.

navy with spots

Another little shirt for Maeve. This one is made from a superfine 100% cotton knit, very soft and drapes beautifully. The floral fabric and lace on the front are from a bassinet cover Mum made about 30 years ago, to service all the 5 babies she had! I felt rather horrible cutting it up as it has so many memories attached. I hoping to use more of this fabric soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

hooded cape

I have this list that seems to grow by the day. Its a 'gifts-to make-list' and yesterday I decided I need to get on top of it and start making those gifts before christmas arrives. Here is a hooded cape I made for a little girls second birthday. I think it will make a fabulous addition to the dress up box. Pattern is from the latest Ottobre 6/2008.

todays activity

Some gingerbread cookies to take on a play date with some little toddler friends. And if your reading this Jess, thanks so much for this amazing Noah's ark cookie making kit- we love it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

vintage duck dress

Here's a little dress I made a few years back for Grace, which now fits Maeve. Made from a vintage cot sheet I picked up in one of my op shop travels. Maeve is quite the duck lover, so this dress is very her...apart from the fact its white.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

stretch for summer

Summer is just around the corner and I have been busy making some basic stretch cotton clothes for the girls. The watermelon dress is some of Mums fabric, and the dress was super quick to sew. Its the Knit dress from Ottobre 3/2007. Maeve is at the zoo above, up close with a seal.

Here are the girls in yesterday's 35'c heat. A taste of whats to come in the months ahead! Grace is wearing the 'Strawberry' tunic from Ottobre 3/2008. I have also made her a white one with red stripes. When you go to all the effort of tracing a pattern, it seems a waste to only make one item from it!