May 25, 2013

Mend and Make do

This is by far my fave type of skirt. I don't use a pattern, just my knowledge of sewing and my body, and while each has turned out differently I have done so to adjust how much of each fabric I had at the time
 The olive green with the bow is the other nights latest love in my life, I adore it! It's a thin wool, nice and warm and quite a bright green outside yet inside it turns an olive. I know I am going to make a million of these types of skirts and already have one in mind for this weekend :)

- Don't I look chuffed? 

Tonights project! My stepmother volunteers in a opshop and found this dress and knew I would love the print (I really do) but the dress was TINY so I knew I was going to have to make it into a skirt!
So I cut it away fromt the waist, added a navy waist band, button and overlocked the seams and yay!

I love indie patterns, Everything about them makes me feel every good about sewing as one can feel. They are always with the time, have amazing features that the big companies just seem to overlook, have blogs that have more in depth help and you can really get to know and usually love the designer. This is my first Megan Nielsen pattern, and while I will need to upsize it a few inches, I am super excited about the beautiful pattern!!! I got my jollies from the top being turned into this dress.

SO! What have you been working on? Are you working on one project or have a million going at one time like me? (My sewing room is a bomb site!!)

Bambi xx

May 20, 2013

Helena Skirt: Free pattern download!


Helena Skirt: A New Pattern Download! #1

Thought I would share this FREE (omg) pattern to download at home!
It's super cute (and not to mention quite similar to a few patterns going around in the last six months) but I am loving the slight differences to this pattern than similar styles.

I have just printed her out (I think it was 19 pages...?) but I am not ready to face my first attempt at putting it together!!! I will keep you guys updated when I get to making it in the future!!

Let me know if you decide to make one too :)

May 12, 2013

Lemon Lace!

Third post for the day, I am making up for the lack of them ay?

I tried to draft my own circle skirt from and I somehow buggered it up because it was far too big!! Had a minor panic attack and then did a pleat? Tuck? On each side which I think looks quite cute!
THEN I realise that I didnt have enough yellow lace to cover the it actually has the plain yellow at the back, which I dont think is too weird?

On this skirt I made my first ever button hole on a garment and I am chuffed, the past two weeks have been full of multiple things I have decided to finally learn :)

New dress!

So I finally made a more fitted dress (the bust at least). While it looks fine to everyone else I know its not perfect (anything I make rarely is!!).

I have so many patterns laying abour atm that Im in the middle of I cant even tell you what bodice it is, I altered it to give the fold over neckline, lined the bodice, added my own gathered skirt (I cheated and its elastic gathered) added the retro flower buttons...I think thats it?
After wearing it for a day to see what needed fixing I need to bring the back in an inch, bust in about an inch and a half, removed almost two inches from the shoulders and line down the waist as the gathers make me itch.

Apart from that I am pretty happy I have a dress I have made, I even did my first hand picked zipper and that baby was LONG!


Mothers Day!

(Excuse the fact there is going to be multiple posts today, I have net back on!!)

It's Mothers day and I am lucky to have a unique relationship with my own Mum.
There was a long period of time when I was a child that I didnt see her (many years in fact) and it wasnt until the last handful of years really that we have managed to come together and be daughter and mother, but ours is more of a friendship than anything.
I know that if she wasnt my mother I would still choose to have her as a friend, she is my bestfriend and I love her dearly. I spend alot of my week with her, more time with her than any of ny friends or even my partner and still I wish for more time that she and I can do things together.
I bought her the usual "mum" pressie (slippers) but I also made her this shopping bag in a funky print and a sweet little floral coin purse. (This is only my second button hole ever on a item so I am proud!).

I love you Mum.