Been feeling a bit stitchy lately as you can probably tell. This is pretty much turning into a sewing blog
these days! I'm learning as I go and Im really getting into making things. Yesterday I set about making a summer wardrobe for my offsprig. I chopped up an old tshirt dress and made some ickle trousers...
and I made a smock dress out of cotton...
I tried a few new 'techniques' like pin tucks, gathered pockets and made my own bias binding (I must be watching too much Great British Sewing Bee).
Its open at the back like the wool one I made before
Im quite chuffed with it, as I didn't use a pattern, and its actually quite neat for me.
I bought a pack of plain cheap babygrows to do stuff with as well. This one got a pocket. The others Im planning to dye and paint, oh yes!
I do love a pocket.
Ive been making a few toys too. I made a whole bunch of these critter, but the ones I made from cotton fabric turned out like mutants, these two made from old wool jumpers turned out ok though, even though I scorched them with the iron (sewing in the dark is not a good idea).
My Offsprig likes to eat the ears.
I'm doing some other bits and bobs too, which I'll show you later on hopefully ; )