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 can add to my Etsy Shop too!

A few websites and pictures I pinned today

http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/01/tutorials_01.html

http://tearosehome.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/tutorial-scrappy-corsage.html

http://threadingmyway.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/dress-girl-around-world.html

http://www.burdastyle.com/projects

 

 

Tribal print is hot this summer

How exciting, tribal print is making a stir in London this Summer.  See what Marie Claire Magazine has to say. – http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashion/best/25630/10/tribal.html#index=1

And if you would like to purchase some Made By Nomes designs, be sure to check out my Etsy shop or get in contact with me. x

Tribal print - yellow red bird skirt with front pockets front - For sale on Etsy
Tribal print – yellow red bird skirt with front pockets front – For sale on Etsy
African Print yellow olive green flowers shorts for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
African Print yellow olive green flowers shorts for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
Tribal print shorts - SIZE S - for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
Tribal print shorts – SIZE S – for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

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Green skirt with lining

This skirt I made last year at the end of summer. It is based on another pattern I saw on the Burder Style website –   Ida Maria high waisted skirt .

This pattern is a great basic skirt pattern which can be easily modified for other great skirt designs. Essentially 2 lengths of fabric approx 50cm x 70cm,  1 length of waistband fabric approx 80cm x 10cm and a zipper.

green African print skirt with zipper
green African print skirt with zipper

I modified the pattern slightly to include fixed pleats at the waist band rather than just gathered fabric along with adding lining to the skirt. The skirt has a zipper on the left side along with 1 press stud on the waistband.

green African print skirt with lining
green African print skirt with lining

Materials –
Africian print cotton fabric (about 1 metre)
Black polyester lining (approx 1 metre)
Zipper and press stud (popper)
Button
Sewing thread