Sunday, July 21, 2013

KCW - days 3,4 and five

days three, four and five were spent making these shorts.

they're style S from happy homemade vol. 5

i love the finish you get from japanese sewing books, the top stitching down the side seam and the centre seam give it a really nice finish, and i'll definitely be utilising that in other garments.

and made the 110cm for my four and a half year old and they're a perfect fit.

the fabric is some essex yarn dyed linen (maybe in flax?)

they would probably benefit from a good iron - but the linen is quite creas-y so why bother!

Friday, July 19, 2013

KCW Day 1 and 2

days one and two were spent cutting out and making these shorts.

the fabric is an indigo linen which looks kind of denim-y, from fabricland in kingston, and they are lined with a floral japanese voile from spotlight in singapore.

i loosely followed the pattern from some shorts in happy homemade vol 5. and wanted to use the method from anna maria horner's quick change trousers to line them. but i didn't add enough length to the rise to accommodate an elastic waistband, so in the end i cut out a waistband and came up with my own way of attaching it. i think they turned out quite well.

days three and four were a bit of a disaster and i don't have much to show! bring on day five, six and seven....

Monday, July 15, 2013

Back in blogland...

well it's been a whopping 21 months since my last post! guess i wasn't quite ready to commit to a blog back then (hopefully i am now!)

and in that 21 months i've managed to move 9321 miles back to the UK, with a six week holiday around the US on the way, oh and had another baby!

kids clothes week has lured me back to blogland, and hopefully i'll manage some regular posts on my latest creations.

on my to do list is the tulip pinafore from too sweets patterns, a pair of shorts from Happy Homemade Vol. 5 and a hat for the little man. there is of course a huge list of other things i'd like to make, and a whirlwind of fabric combination floating around in my head - but let's be realistic and leave it at those three and be happy for any extras.