I’ve been doing quite a lot of sewing for my kids at the moment. Motivation for me often comes from great patterns and beautiful fabric (and my cute kids of course), and I seem to have both in abundance at the moment. (And the kids are still cute!)
The great patterns have come largely from Little Kiwi's Closet. I’ve been pattern testing one of Lydia’s new patterns and I’m also involved in the Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour (I’m scheduled to post on Sunday) – so really I have been doing a lot of sewing behind the scenes!
The pattern that I’ve been testing is the Street Smart Sweatshirt Collection and it’s been released today!
Like all of Lydia’s patterns it’s really versatile (hence the word “collection”) – The pattern goes from Newborn size through to 12 years and it can be a hoodie, sweatshirt (with or without kangaroo pocket), top with a high low hem and a dress!
… Or in my case even an “Owl!” (Isabelle’s request)
Technically I was only down for testing one size, a 12m plain hoodie for Pipi … but as you can see I got a little carried away and ended up making 2 other size 4 tops for Isabelle and 1 merino dress. I blame this on the pattern, it’s so quick and easy to sew.
While the owl and Pipi’s one are probably my favourites I do really like the simplicity of Isabelle’s grey and lace top all made from (ugly) adult clothes found at the op shop and inspired by this pin (for something I want to make for meeee!) Because it was an upcycle and I re-used existing cuffs etc it was a super fast sew (literally 30 mins)!
The stripey merino dress was a bit of an experiment as I improvised by adding a peter pan collar. I don’t think I quite got the proportions of the collar right, but I’m confident it will still look great (and be super snuggly) on Isabelle. After all, she make anything look good! I only just finished it late yesterday and haven’t had a chance to photograph her in it yet (I will have to when she gets back from Kindy.)
At the moment the this PDF pattern is on sale so go and get a copy yourself!
Thanks Lydia for letting me test this awesome pattern!
What are sewing at the moment?
(Also belatedly joining in with Show and Tell.)