14 April 2013

tiny clothes


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 ; )

20 comments:

  1. Oh my.. what lovely stuff you've made as usual! Love the little trousers in particular. And the fabric is just beautiful - is it all Liberty?

    Well, she is gonna look one cute little lady in them... nice work!

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    1. Hi, thanks! The dress is Liberty Print Tana lawn cotton, the trousers are an old tshirt from H&M x

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  2. sew lovely, great that you are trying new techniques the pin tucks look great

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  3. These are beautiful! The little smock dress is the same fabric I've used for my SS collection. Gotta love a bit of Liberty.x

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  4. They are gorgeous! All the while you are in the sewing mojo you should stick with it.....house work will always be there

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  5. All they look adorable!

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  6. Sewing in the dark can be exciting but I suggest ironing with at least a pen light available or even one of those sexy reading headlamps. The critters look very sweet and I bet even the mutants have tasty ears. (My kids always want to wear my sewing goof ups and then I have to explain to people I have to lie to people, 'no, I did not sew that.')

    Pintucks and gathers are my favorites. I love your tiny smock.

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  7. i love it all. i want it all!

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  8. Cute! I love the smock dress. Good for you without a pattern!! I did up some onesies (vests, I think they're called here?) with cut outs of tulips on one and a kite out of liberty fabric on another and I Have some fabric cut for pockets ready to go for a few of them as well. Saw Nao today when I went to pick up Lois at nursery and said hi to him :)

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    1. Hi Leigh, sounds great what you did with your onesies!
      Yep Nao mentioned that he met you, funny that you live around the corner...He's always tinkering with the cars these days, they are getting extra shiny bits added! x

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  9. oh....just the sweetest. I LOVE the print and I have to say...I'm getting inspired to finally learn to sew! lovely, lovely!

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  10. I beg you - give up the jewellery and open a shop full of all your goodies! Beautiful things as always, its always a joy to see what you've made. Very inspirational (she says, as she stitches her top to her project...)

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    1. Thanks! Gold & diamonds are a lot more profitable than tiny clothes and mutant animals ; ) Think I would go nuts sewing stock for a shop...no fun in that for me.
      Its lovely to make things for my tot though x

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  11. You make such lovely things, clothes or critters!

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  12. Been watching the Sewing Bee too - but scary but still inspiring...
    Your stitching looks neat and not at all wonky:)

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  13. Ha! these are lovely! They have inspired me and kicked me into gear to make some long-promised baby clothes for a new baby girl cousin!

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  14. These are ILLEGALLY cute! as always I leave your blog with a great big smile on my dial.... ♥♥♥

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  15. I love everything you've made, especially the little toys!

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  16. These are so beautiful, not to mention thrifty and unique! Definitely inspiring me to get sewing!

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  17. Darlene19.4.13

    I love this blog! I stumbled across it by accident looking at sheds and actually read the whole thing. Everything you do is adorable. When my young ones were young I did the same thing with the little t-shirts. Since you make such cute animals, I'd make an applique to match and stitch it onto her little shirt. And you're so right about being a mommy and it all coming naturally. I was terrified until the baby came and then it seemed like I'd been doing it all my life. That's that maternal instinct I guess. Happy Birthday to your baby girl!

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