Saturday, July 13, 2013

Another Lola and Anita Ponte pants

After a very successful trip to the remnant warehouse on Thursday i am cutting out another victory patterns Lola dress and Anita ponte pants from tessuti. I am squeezing this all out of 2.5m flame ponte purchased for $ 25

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pattern Review - Lola Dress Victory patterns

I have been sewing again... and quite a lot.

After having baby M I was keen to sew up all the baby clothes but after reading everyone blogs of there Me-Made-May creations I decided that I really needed to start sewing for myself... totally selfish I know.
Returning to work and the onset of winter has inspired my wardrobe funny how last year whilst pregnant I didn't feel the cold too much

After seeing Nikki-Shelll's version & Leisl version of the Lola I thought it would be perfect, we are off to the Hunter Valley in 3 weeks and its going to be cold up there.

I will make this pattern again - possibly lengthen the sleeves so they are more 3/4 or full length.
This would also look lovely in a nice ponti or merino
I cut out a straight 16 but should have probably graded it around the chest to a 14, best thing about this pattern is it looks good baggy too!! Win Win

More Pattern reviews and sewing I promise - my sewing machine has become a permanent fixture on the dining room table.

Pattern: Victory Patterns Lola PDF $12.89
Fabric: 2.5m Husky Plain Fleece $32 approx (lost receipt)
Thread $2.68
Total: $47.57

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sewing for ME

That's right I finally got back my sewing mojo - well I have been sewing but not for me (and obviously not blogging about it either) and after some inspirational reading of other people's blogs and a quick fabric shopping trip I pulled out the Colette Patterns - Parfait

I wasn't sure how breastfeeding friendly it would be but it works a treat.

I'm not very good at fitting and I know I should have put together this first in calico and made some pattern adjustments but I feel I am time poor with a babe in arms... next time I will do the pattern adjustments
will probably save me time in the long run.

So I am very happy with this dress. Fabric purchased at the Sydney sewing social thanks for organising Little Betty Sews
Fabric is a heavy Linen, purchased at 50% off

I mostly had fitting issues with this dress due to my post baby belly.... how long can you claim post baby belly.... and due to taking it in at the sides a bit the straps need to be moved at the back - I think I will unpick and fix this up

As the fabric is quite thick I had a lot of bulk in my seams even after grading them
next time I would use a lighter fabric for the facings of the bodice.

As for the breastfeeding - it is great only small changes I would make for next time instead of putting in the button holes think I might just put in some press studs and a button for show that way it is easy to get on and off one handed

I am going to sew this again actually think it will be my next project as I bought a lovely blue cotton/rayon from the remnant warehouse on Monday which will look perfect and as it is lighter might be a bit cooler - think I might add some white piping and side pockets.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Breastfeeding Top

Yes I finally did it... I made something for me.

Its been awhile but my wardrobe has been lacking in variety and colour recently. There is only so much you can do with a maternity singlet. Bring in the Anna Maria Horner Handmade Beginnings Four Corners Tops
I made this up in some bright coloured fabric from spotlight and the stash.
This was a great top to put together, very easy instructions to follow even if I had to read it a couple of times and got it all done in no time at all.
Would have been quicker if I didn't have to unpick the straps as they weren't straight and I knew it was going to annoy me but I highly recommend making this top.
Not sure why I didn't make this soon as I would have got some great use out of it

Look forward to seeing what my mothers group think of it tomorrow