Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3

Here is final part of this little romper I’ve been making from my old pyjamas. Click here for part one about cutting out. Click here for part two about inserting a lapped zip. This final part, instructs on adapting baby clothes to insert an inside leg popper opening. This technique can be applied to anyContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2

Following on from my post last week about using some old pyjamas to make a new romper, here is how I inserted the zip. The techniques shown can be used for any garment which is why it’s having it’s own post. For the zip, I found an old closed end zip. It is lilac butContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2”

How to customise your wedding dress yourself

So perhaps you’ve thought about what I said in a previous post about having an expensive dress for a fraction of the cost and now it needs details? Or maybe you’ve bought a lovely but simple dress and need some ideas on how to make it a bit more you, a bit more special. ThisContinue reading “How to customise your wedding dress yourself”

Baby bandana bibs

Rather than buying new bibs, making your own can be really quick and easy. It took me just over 2 hours to trace a pattern and make 14 bibs, I think it worked out as 10 minutes a bib. They are great stash busters and if you make a set and package them beautifully, aContinue reading “Baby bandana bibs”

Recycled fabric face mask

I’m sure by now everyone has a few face masks in their collection and some are favoured more than others. I’ve found I don’t like wearing the pleated ones I made in April last year and I can’t bear to wear the single use ones unless I have to (I hate waste) but I don’tContinue reading “Recycled fabric face mask”

Indie vs big name commercial patterns

As a beginner sewist, choosing a pattern to sew can be mind boggling. There are so many choices out there. I don’t think you can make a wrong choice as whatever you choose you will learn from but here’s a little guide to help you think about a good choice for you.

Two Stitches – Grow babygrow

I first tried this babygrow pattern a few years ago when I was pregnant with Leon. I think it’s a great pattern, a little short in the legs but I suspect my kids have gangly legs! I have now made it countless times and developed my own little edits to the neck and inside legContinue reading “Two Stitches – Grow babygrow”

Girly Stars Zip Hoodie

I had my eye on Brindille and Twig‘s zip jacket pattern for a while and as the sizing is to 6 years, its a worthwhile investment for both kids. I wanted to use this jersey but it’s too thin to be warm so I invested in some french terry as lining. The pattern isn’t linedContinue reading “Girly Stars Zip Hoodie”

My favourite kids patterns for beginners

Making clothes for my kids is one of my favourite things, such a shame I can’t make money from it! The feeling of accomplishment I get from seeing them wear my work and having all my friends and family admire the clothes, I will admit gives me such a great feeling. The question I’m askedContinue reading “My favourite kids patterns for beginners”