Friday, 17 September 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge Sept 20-26

I have never participated in something like this
so I kind of don't reallly know what I am doing.
Basically sewing at least one hour a day some
sort of kids clothing..
OK I do that anyway so might as well throw on
a badge and call it official!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

My Familylicious Review

one of my vERY favorite skirts
is being reviewed and up for a GIVEAWAY
over at Familylicious Reviews & Giveaways!

Debra also has literally a TON! of
other items up for giveaway...
so go check it out!


here's the skirt up for grabs!

(giveaway skirt may not be EXACTLY the same as pictured but certainly as close & EXACT as possible)
Muchas Gracias to Melissa @ A-Mel Designs for the fantastic photo!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


After a little bit of messin around I came up with a super easy way to make the pants
I make now last a lot longer.. Starting with fitting Lola, they also fit Izzie and will soon
enough fit Fiona.. Wish I had done this a long time ago.. there are some pants I made Izzie
a while back that I still wish fit him...
anyhow... here's the trick... Elastic in back.. Drawstring in the front..
I know .. I know.. Doesn't take a genius...
Super easy.. should have made a tutorial but I was so busy 'thinking' and 'working' that I
totally didn't! Basically you make a pant how you normally would...
* make two button holes in front area.
*cut your elastic half or less than what you would normally use..
*sew drawstrings onto both ends of elastic
When you thread your elastic leave the entire front casing open thread just the elastic part
through the back.. sew the part where the elastic and drawstring meet into one side (seam area)
thread through the rest of the way and do the same on the opposite side.
Now thread the drawstrings through the button holes in front .. fold over the casing and enclose
the drawstrings. VIOLA!!
OK so this would help with pictures I am sure so I
will take some of the next pair I make and post them ....

action shots of what Lola is calling her 'dinner pants'

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Arcade Fire

blow's my mind....

here is my postcard to my younger self.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

been like a ghost town over here....

i haven't died..
turns out the tutu skirts have taken
off and ive been sewing like crazy.
plus i was out of town for 10 days.. so..

just to catch you up...
here is a little eye candy.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Be on the Look Out!

One of my skirts is going to be reviewed on or around Sept 15th!

Familylicious Reviews

Wednesday, 4 August 2010