Archive | July, 2013

Top and shorts for a baby shower present

25 Jul

McCall's childrens top and shorts

After the dress for my niece I thought it would be nice to try and make an outfit for my friend Katie’s unborn baby girl.  This time I went for McCall‘s pattern M6541.  I trawled so many websites for the material and was really surprised at how low stock levels were on some sites.  In the end I opted for these these cottons from Abakhan.  I was thoroughly impressed with them – good prices and quick delivery. Continue reading


My first project – a dress for my niece

24 Jul

Burda Child's Dress

This was very much a test of whether I had the ability to make clothes. I was taught to sew at school but apart from cushions I’ve done very little since. Watching the Great British Sewing Bee this year reminded me of how much I enjoy creating things and how my office job in marketing just doesn’t use my brain in this way. Continue reading

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