So next up on my KCW adventure I made the Olivia Top and Dress by Craftiness is not optional That is also one of my absolute favorite blog to read! It is a great pattern and fun and easy to sew. I added a heart shaped pocket to the dress because after it was done I kind of thought it looked like a nightgown do to my fabric choice. But I have learned that things need to be pink in order for my little missy to wear them as I will show you in my next post which will be popping up here very shortly.
I wish I could sew and blog about it all the time. But with work, 2 kiddos and 2 teenagers, keeping the house in a somewhat decent state and always finding something to remodel in our home, now it’s the main bathroom, I’m lacking hours in the day! I try to get some sewing done every week, specially when my husband is away for work then I sew every night after I put the little ones to bed. I had big plans to participate in the KCW and I do have some pieces done but haven’t had time to blog about them.
Now I’m going to share with you to sweaters I made one for Viktor and one for Anita, I used the recess raglan pattern from see kate sew. It was super fun and fast to sew! I will use this pattern again for sure! Now I just have to stock up on some more cute knits as my fabric stash isn’t that big yet and I’m loving using my new serger.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. We sure did, aside from my to youngest ones and my husband have been sick all Christmas with high fever, coughing and runny noses. So pain killers have been served alongside all the good food, Christmas cookies and candy. But they are on the right track now I think or hope!
I made a couple of Christmas presents for my to beautiful nieces who live to far away from us. I was so nervous making something to give to someone else, but I think it turned out alright and I hope they like it.
I made The Roly Poly Pinafore a pattern from Imagine Gnats and the Alex and Anna Winter Pj’s a Peek-a-boo pattern for my brand new niece who is barely 3 weeks old now. The appliqués I got from craftsy, the night owl is a Five Sprouts design and it was free and the tulip is a design from Kip&Fig.
It’s about time I write a second post here on this blog of mine!
I have been sewing quite a bit lately but most of it are Christmas presents so I can’t show you those projects until later. But when I was done with those I finally started on a Christmas dress for Anita. As soon as I saw the Winter Wonderland Collection from the great designers behind Pattern Anthology I knew that the Amaryllis Dress would be a perfect Christmas dress for her. Just as I was about to start Melissa, the talented lady of Blank Slate Patterns who made the pattern, announced she was going to have a sew along on facebook so I jumped on that. My first time sewing in public! I bought the pinkest fabrics I could find since my only to year old daughter refuses to wear anything that isn’t pink. That might in some way be my own fault as I have loved buying everything pink after having three boys before her. I bought the fabric from one of the to local fabric shops in my area.
The polka dot is a Quilters Basic Style # 4517 by stof.dk and the other one is Dimples by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics.
The dress came together very nicely, the instructions were really good and easy to follow. I was very happy with how accurately I managed to cut out all my pieces, everything lined up perfectly.
Here goes! I think it is kind of scary and intimidating to write a blog, but I’m going to try and see how it goes.
For about six months ago or so I started my sewing journey. I have found some amazing bloggers out there whom I’ve been stalking while trying to learn as much as I can from their fabulous blogs.
It all started when I came a cross a pin on Pinterest to a tutorial on how to make a bubble dress posted by straight-grain.com I tried to follow it but the bodice came out way too small for my little girl. But boy did I get excited when I read that An, who writes that blog, was working on a real pattern for the bubble dress so I waited patiently and bought the pattern as soon as she released it and that became the first piece of usable clothing I have ever made.