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!
Not the edible kind though but the cupcake top a design from sewing mama raeanna. It’s a sweet simple unisex knit t-shirt with a kangaroo pocket and some ruffles for the girls if you want. I made one with ruffles in size 3 for Anita and a size 5 for Viktor without the ruffles of course. They both love their new t-shirts especially the pocket.
Of course I had to make a Knight Hoodie for my princess as well. So my castle is completely safe now with to knights guarding it 🙂 It is a wonderfully charming pattern by Charming doodle it was one of three patterns I received for the month of March for being a pattern member with the sewing rabbit. I can’t wait for tomorrow when we get three new patterns to play with in April.
I used a double sided fleece again this time in pink and red and I omitted the face armor on this one too.
A few weeks ago I became a Pattern Member of the Sewing Rabbit. You get 3 patterns each month and it’s a great community to get to know other people with sewing addiction and share your projects. This first month we got the cool Knight Hoodie, the practical Toiletry Travel Bag and the sweet Madeline Dress.
A few weeks ago I bought two patterns from Figgy’s new Heavenly collection, The Stellar Tunic and The Ethereal Dress. I have already sewn up The Stellar Tunic but haven’t gotten around to do the Ethereal dress just yet, but I will soon because I was planning to use that one for Anita’s Easter dress.
The Stellar Tunic turned out great, although I got a tiny bit nervous when cutting all those pieces for the sleeves and as that wasn’t enough of small pieces I decided to do a little color blocking on the body as well. Mostly because obviously it had to be pink and I find that often dresses look like nightgowns when they are a solid pink color.
Sorry about the bad photos that follow! I promise I’ll start taking better photos!
Ok you guys I have one more post for you today and then I’ll stop for now. This time I’m going to share with you The Sweet Bonnie Top by Shwin & Shwin. This one was a challenge with the zipper in the back and the Peter Pan collar. But I got through it even though there is a small gap in the front where the right and left collar piece meet. Next time I’ll get it perfect! 🙂
I bet you didn’t expect me to be back with a new post this soon 🙂 Good to have the pressure of the last days of KCW. So next on my sewing list was The Sally Dress by Very Shannon. I love this dress! A couple of months ago I sewed this one