The Jasmine Dress and Lachlan Waistcoat

I have so many fabric scraps that just aren’t big enough to make adult’s clothing out of, so in an attempt to use all those scraps and remnants I have started designing and making clothes for kids and toddlers. For first attempt I decided I’d off and purchase some tip top fun printed cotton from Fabrics Galore – this does make my plan to use up scrap obsolete, but at the time made sense to me…. plus i wanted to make some garments that were just spot on for my 2 god children in Australia. I followed some online patterns, … Continue reading

Mini Party Waistcoat

I found a simple toddlers waistcoat pattern on the Burdastyle website last week and decided I would test out the pattern and make something for one of my friends children. The online pattern is for a size 2, so I adjusted it slightly so the waistcoat would fit a 3 year old. I also decided that it would be very cool if the waistcoat was fully reversible and also had a few pockets. Here is the finished item – I just need to add so ultra cool buttons. The pattern was downloaded for free from the Burdastyle website – thank to arsonista … Continue reading

Clothing for Children

I have been looking for ideas and inspiration for new projects – things to make and sell, and things to make for birthday presents. A few hours on Google and looking at Burdastyle website along with other sewing blogs, I have a few ideas for future projects. I have friends who have children so I may spend the rest of this month in my sewing studio creating some girls dresses and maybe a boys vest. I think my 2 god children will receive a few handmade gifts from me later this year Hopefully I’ll have a couple of items I … Continue reading