Is it Spring yet?

It has been a long time since I last blogged! During February, I haven’t written a single post! That doesn’t mean I have been quiet, but for some reason I didn’t shared what I’ve made. I blame the weather and the lack of light to take the photos.

One (actually there are two!) of the things I’ve made was my project as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team that I am really happy to continue being part of. 😊 For this project, I used a chambray like Sevenberry Yarn Dyed Cotton in pale blue colour that worked really well and I obtained the look I was envisioning.

I made a dress for F and a blouse for M, using the same pattern, the Friday Dress by Petit a Petit and Family already with better weather in mind. I will start with the dress once I made it without changes to the pattern.

For F, I made the option B, with long sleeves and pointy collar in size 7. Can’t say exactly why, but I love shirt dresses so, I knew I had to make this option and I love how it turned out. Better yet, she loved it as well! She says it’s more “grownup-ish” and was so happy in it.

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The only thing I haven’t done was using elastic in the sleeve so that she can roll the sleeves. I confess I thought that because I was using a plain fabric it could be less appealing but, to be honest I absolutely love how it looks. To add some interest to it, but also because I can’t resist adding some lace, I used a lace trim along the button placket.

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The same fabric and trim was used for M so that they can match, not being dressed exactly the same.

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For M I made some changes to the pattern, what is a first for me! If you follow my work for some time now, you might have realised that I don’t usually make changes to patterns, but this time I finally took the courage because I wanted this particular look.

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The changes weren’t complex, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to make it, 😉 I only extended the back bodice, shortened the front bodice and used rectangles for the blouse skirt (if I can call it this way).

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For the blouse, I used the mandarin collar and short sleeves also using as base the pattern in size 7.

Sorry for the amount of pictures in today’s post and I have a few more things to share, so I expect to post more regularly!

Wish you a great weekend! 😊

The Loveralls at the Sewing Block After Party!

 

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By now you have, very likely, seen some amazing clothes made for the Sewing Block Party by Petit a Petit and Family. I’ve been following the Blog Tour and I must say I’ve seen wonderful things made by very talented ladies, so when Emi asked me if I would like to join I said yes. Immediately after, I got scared! The thing is the bar was too high and I didn’t had much time, but I didn’t wanted to let go the chance to use the Loveralls patterns I had bought recently. Also, the girls’ birthday is approaching fast and I wanted to make them something to wear at the party.

Therefore, I decided to make the Loveralls skirt for M.

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I made a size 6 using a Liberty needlecord that M didn’t liked when I bought it! She said “No thank you! You can make something for daddy!”. Well I don’t think daddy would really appreciate it, it is not really his style, so I kept the fabric away for a few months and now used it and she loved it! 😉

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The only change I made (it is not even a real change) was removing the centre seams. I like the topstitching but the fabric has a busy print so, it wouldn’t be very visible. Next version will have the seams and the heart pocket at the front. The fabric is already chosen!

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Also, because soon they won’t allow any more bows, I added a bow at the back. For the bow, I used a chambray that was also used for the lining, one of the pockets and the straps inside, to make some contrast.

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I must say I was a bit apprehensive at first, but the instructions were very helpful and everything went smoothly. Well, that was until the jeans buttons part… for that task I had to require my husband’s help!

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My girls always wore dungarees and I love to see how they look wearing them and was (un)patiently waiting for this pattern as the ones they have don’t fit them anymore. I am really pleased with how they turned out and next time I really want to make the trousers. I have the fabric already aside but I want to take my time to make them and not hurry or the result might not be the best!

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If you want to get one of Petit a Petit and Family patterns, now it is a good time. You can get them 20% off until the 12th December with the code BLOCKPARTY.

Don’t forget to visit the blogs that joined the After Party! 🙂

12/1 – Moineau & Petit Pois

12/2 – Fairies, Bubbles & Co

12/3 – Blessed by Tone

12/4 – Just Add Fabric

12/5 – Threadbear Garments

12/6 – Little Cumquat

12/7 – Petit a Petit and Family

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂