Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Elsie Dress

Another cute creation, this time an Elsie Dress by Sew Sweet Patterns. Rather than have the contrast hem, I kept the dress plain and added a row of ric rac - not entirely intentional but still works.
Elsie Dress
I used ribbon ties for the back.
Elsie dress (back view)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saffron Romper

Saffron Romper

Now this pattern is a little cutie. I'd really recommend checking the sizing though before you cut. This one is a size three and it seems a little on the largish size to me but then again I guess it depends on the child's size. Kaiden still fits into size 3 shorts so I'm used to clothes on the smaller size. The legs on these also seemed a little short so I added some trim to the bottom leg. I'm also used to long, baggy boy pants! And I originally had the little frill on the top but it didn't look right and didn't sit properly when I started to sew the top stitching so off it came! I also didn't like how the elastic casing on the waist was left unfinished but that was an easy fix with my overlocker. This one is destined to be gifted...I think it will be a little while before it gets some wear but it is always better to be on the safe side when it comes to sizing.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lazy Days Hat

23 January 2016 
Nearly five years later, and another Lazy Days Hat. This time for Mr J.  This is in the large size and Mr J is six.

10 February 2011

A Make it Perfect Lazy Days bucket hat to build up the hat stash. A easy sew, a bit fiddly to get the edges to match but nothing that I couldn't conquer. Great for using up some left-overs, and Kaiden was very impressed that it matched his jacket.


Looking at this photos - where has my baby gone? This is a little boy and one who is nearly ready to go to school!

Fabric: From Sewco, left over from jacket
Pattern: Make it perfect Size Medium

Pattern review here.