11 April 2014

making summer clothes for the nipper


I have squeezed in some perfect days (and nights!) sewing away in my shed lately. I have made 5 toddler outfits, but here are three of them.


By the way, I didn't use any pattern to make them but I did use some existing vintage clothes as inspiration and to get a rough idea of shapes to cut out. Basically they are clothes that look great on the little'un so I wanted to recreate them...thats what I usually do to be honest, as sewing patterns make my eyeballs implode.



I found a lovely little 1920s romper suit which is simply two bits of fabric sewn together with a side neck tie. I love it but its worn a big hole on the bum, so I made a new one...

with ickle poppers...

a few modelling shots...






and these were the original clothes I used for inspiration...

1920s romper

1940s short dungarees

1980s smock dress

In other news, some flowers have finally popped out...



I have also been working on my vintage shop, I have about 29 items of clothing to list. It should be ready to go live in a couple of days. Very exciting! Some of the dresses I have had in storage for over a year...I have been so busy that it kept getting put off but now it's finally done.

you turn your back for a few seconds and your seat gets nicked.
(there is a toddler fast a kippo under that blanket)


I made some labels! they are vintage wallpaper with stamped cotton sewn on top.
I am mad about labels as you may have noticed.

So my next post I'll let you know that my online shop has re-opened : )
And then after that I'll be working on our Rust online shop, with lots of new items, phew!

37 comments:

  1. Lovely shots. So lovely to see the sun. Love your shed. Super excited as our beach hut is up today! Now everything and start - good times, sunshine and happy faces.

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  2. I do love your ladybird parasol it's just fabulous. Pehr is a very lucky girl to have such a clever mum, making lovely clothes for her x

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  3. These are absolutely amazing!

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  4. If you could send some of that sun Scotlands way please! Clothes look lovely too.

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  5. You have such design skills. I am always amazed at what you accomplish. The nipper is a little love. Love the umbrella, love your life.

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  6. Adorable ! Amitiés de France, Carole.

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  7. I love the little dungarees that you made so much! Pehr is just gorgeous :)

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  8. beautiful. absolutely everything!
    love to you all xx

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  9. I died from all the cuteness. Love and blessings.
    Megha. :)

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  10. That smock dress is gorgeous! I remember having so many of those as a kid.

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  11. They are so cute, how clever and without a pattern.

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  12. Beautiful! I am a new mom AND new sew-er and this totally inspires me to work on some clothes! Any tips on where to find good patterns?

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  13. I must say that magic appears in everything you do. You probably even clean the kitty litter box, and make it seem magical! Even kitty poop would be little golden nuggets with opaque diamonds. Seriously, you inspire me to take more joy in the little things. The dash of life.

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  14. Pehr looks so cute in her new outfits, well done you, they are gorgeous.

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  15. Such beautiful fabrics, particularly like the mushroom print. Where did you find it?

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  16. Wow, I love what you have sewn, amazing !

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  17. size 8/10 on all items please (perhaps not the romper, as that would be a bit alarming?)
    very jealous of Pehr's wardrobe!

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    1. I think those short dungers would look smashing on you! x

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  18. Can't wait for your shop to open! Where did you buy the beautiful romper fabric? I love it!

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  19. All items Plimsol-approved? ;-) Beautiful work - I'm about to do the same thing with some summer tops for myself. Thanks for the continuing inspiration!

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  20. as usual… so so beautiful inspirations !

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  21. Adorable model and clothes. And the daisy in her hair: makes me :)

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  22. You have one beautifully dressed little girl there :)

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  23. love the clothes, the dungarees especially. i too make my own patterns usually. after a few flops I decided to go with some super simple patterns.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! I am both in envy of your skills and in awe of the fact that you find the time! With a one year old running around at my feet all the time I hardly feel I get around to doing anything... let alone anything creative! I also hardly have the time to read blogs but yours is one of the few I always jump on as soon as I see a new post, so thank you :)

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    1. Ahh thank you! ...and yes it is a struggle to find the time, but I am fortunate that my husband and I both work from home most of the time and we take it in equal share to look after the kiddo. x

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  25. Lovely romper! Happy warm days. Linda. :)

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  26. Arty, when I saw the subject line, I knew it was from your blog and as usual it was wonderful. Your creations for Pehr were very special and will be loved, maybe even by Pehr's siblings in the future. You give your heart into everything you do. You are being exactly who you are meant to be. Blessings to you and your family!!!! Continue to rejoice in who you are!!

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    1. Such lovely words! that makes me so happy x

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  27. Oh please start making and selling baby boy clothes! : )

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  28. you are so talented artemis! and so inspiring! x

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  29. I love the romper, and I think my sewing abilities might just be enough for making one (or two or three)!

    I hope you will post some of these pictures on your pinterest so I can remember the idea still when I will have more time for sewing later this summer (I can't quite figure out how to do the pinning from here myself, sorry!)

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  30. Oh my gosh, that first little outfit might be the cutest thing I've seen!

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  31. UnbeLEEEEEVably cute!

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  32. I'm not sure I've even been so jealous of a child's wardrobe before?! These are all stunning though, can I employ you to make my clothes for me?! Your fabric collection must be something of wonder too...(I'll stop gushing now!)

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  33. You have been busy! Adorable clothes you've made :)

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