I always get so frustrated when I try to buy accessories for my little ones. There is this huge selection for girls, just name it and they have it! And then in the boys department there are like a few belts, caps and band-aids maybe, at least that was the selection last time I went to H&M.
Anita has her Hello Kitty handbag with her everywhere she goes, she even sleeps with it! Viktor being only 18 months older than she is, they kind of do everything together and always want the same stuff, so he has been borrowing her other Hello Kitty handbag for his treasures.
So armed with Pinterest and a sewing machine I knew I just had to make him a cool messenger bag. I bought some fabric with pictures of cars on it, but he didn’t like it and insisted on a Lightning McQueen bag. My local fabric store didn’t have that kind of fabric but they did have some iron-on patches so I got that and some red and blue fabric. I used this tutorial for the bag but I cheated and bought a ready made strap.
Ok friends just a heads up, this post is not going to be picture heavy since my model this time around is far from being as cute and cooperative as my usual ones.
I have sewn the first piece of clothing for myself! It is the Casual Lady by Go To Patterns. I have had this pattern for some time now but I got the kick in the but I needed to sew it up now as it was included in the Pattern Member Club for July.
This was super easy and took me only a couple of hours. I made a size small, but I added a bit to the width of the lower half because my body has that weird shape and its even worse now after all the bbq this summer!
So here goes…
July has been a great month with summer vacation, fabulous weather here in Norway and of course 3 new patterns for us in the sewing rabbit pattern member club. I already had the Casual Lady pattern but I haven’t sewn it up yet, but now I have my pieces cut out and ready to go as soon as I am done writing this post.
I so want to make the Fedora Hat for both Viktor and Anita, I just can’t decide on what fabric to make them in.
What I have made is the Charlie Dress and we LOVE it!! Usually Anita is happy with what I make for her as long as it is pink, but when she saw this one she squealed and her eyes lit up like if I had given her the whole world!
The Charlie Dress is great for twirling, maybe too great as most of my photos were blurry. But I can live with that because the dress is cute and my girl is cute and soooo HAPPY!
Anita also got to choose the fabric for my next project for her. She had a little bit harder time to narrow her choices down to just to fabrics than Viktor did but in the end she was happy with her decision.
I didn’t have much time to sew up the April patterns from my sewing rabbit membership, but last week I whipped up The Jack and Jill Colorblock Shirt for my little man. It is a great shirt pattern with lots of options for both boy and girl shirts from Peaches and Peanuts. Shannon the designer behind Peaches and Peanuts also has a blog called little kids grow, which I have been following for some time now.
He had already told me that he wanted me to sew him something blue and orange and it didn’t take him long to choose the fabric he wanted when I let him look at the fabrics I had on hand. I only had scraps of the orange one so I couldn’t do much colorblocking. I’m thinking of putting orange buttons on it as well, I just have to go to the store and get some. At first he didn’t like that I made the short sleeve version but after wearing it for a little while he forgot all about that and thought he was very cool with his Ray Bans as well which match the shirt perfectly! The Ray Bans are of course from Synsam Sandnes Optikk, the best place to get glasses in Norway, not that I’m biased or anything – I just work there! 🙂
And here he is my cool dude! 🙂
I only manage to sew one garment in April, I swear that month just flew by! With Easter, my second oldest son’s Confirmation and my mom visiting from Iceland, April was a fantastic month but just went by way to fast! Time flies when you’re having fun, am I right?
What I did sew was a dress (no surprise there I guess) for my daughter to wear to her brothers Confirmation. As soon as I saw that pattern for the first time I knew I would make it for that occasion. I think it is one of the sweetest little dress pattern I have seen, it has the perfect balance between fancy and girly I think. I am of course talking about the Ethereal Dress by Figgy’s.
So do you want to see some photos of my little cutie in her dress?
I really do feel I got my money’s worth from the March patterns I got as a pattern member with the sewing rabbit. Now before I start on my April patterns, which are let me tell you fabulous! I’ll show you the Madeline Dress I made from the March patterns. It was the first pattern Jess Abbott the amazing lady behind the sewing rabbit team designed. I must say I am stunned by all those incredible pattern designers I have found on my sewing journey. Who knows maybe I’ll get there myself one day, although I can’t see it at the moment, but maybe if I keep gaining experience. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but at the moment I’m just enjoying the ride and sewing my heart out.
And I can’t tell you how much my heart swelled up getting such lovely comments on my knight hoodie blog post from so very talented seamstresses and fellow bloggers! Thank you! It really made my day and boosted my confidence!
Ok so do you want to see some photos of my darling princess modeling her Madeline Dress? She totally loved it, and it looks like she is getting more used to the modeling part cause she knew exactly what she was supposed to do!