30 August 2010

Aug 2010 T-shirts for Gabriella and Laura

T-shirts for Gabriella (Red) 5 years and Laura (Pink) 3 years
Pattern made in Patternmaster Childs Play.
I am not too sure about the fit as I was unsure about the ease and the armhole size, 
I will wait for my Ottorbre magazine and use those patterns for t shirts instead It was fun to try applique on Gabriellas shirt and I think the rose embroidery on Laura shirt is a lovely match for the skirt.

19 August 2010

Ruffle Skirts for Gabriella and Laura

The skirts patterns are from Patternmaster Childs Play Tiered skirt.
At last I got to use my new ruffler. Once I got the hang of it it was easy. I at first tried to work out how much I needed for the ruffle but that became very frustrating so I just cut very long strips of the correct width and ruffled until they fitted. All that was correct was the hip size plus a bit of ease.
I added a "ribbon flower" for fun, little girls love this and while they still can let them have fun with it
I did want the hem to be too heavy so I saw an idea in Belindas Sew-4-Fun Blog and used my overlocker and hemmed using a 2 thread wrapped overlock
The pink ribbon flower

17 August 2010

Kirsten Sews: Ottobre Valmuska jacket 4-2010-22

Kirsten Sews: Ottobre Valmuska jacket 4-2010-22

Ottobre Valmuska jacket 4-2010-22

Valmuska jacket made to be worn with the Seitikke "mushroom skirt" that I blogged about a couple of days ago. Pretty satisfied with the result.

Valmuska Jacket

I think the knit is a Ponte Roma Knit, it is lovely and soft. I lined it with another knit, the jacket should be comfortable and warm.

Button Broach

It was so simple to make this broach, just a few pieces of ribbon and a large button to hold it. Just had to follow instructions.

Coverstitch hem

The hem was easy to do. The lining was pushed into the hem and coverstitched.

11 August 2010

Chef Hats and aprons for my twin grandsons age 3 1/2. They are convinced that the hats have to be white.

Pattern from Wildginger Gifts

10 August 2010

Self drafted cowl neck knit top. Tried to copy cowl neck in KWIK SEW 3740

Ottobre 4/2010 Seitikki Ballon Skirt

Ottobre Girls skirt Autumn 4 2010 - No 21 Seitikki balloon skirt

My first article using Otterbre. This is for my granddaughter Gabriella, age 5 yrs. I hope she is going to love this balloon skirt. The embroidery was much easier than I thought it would be. I sewed this in a velour with a lining.

With the advice of many on PR as well as the Ottobre english sewing group forum I decided not to risk the complete freehand embroidery and simply did a straight stitch, sometimes 3 - 5 times over, as well as one of the simple embroidery stitches on my sewing machine. The pocket was easy as well and it gives that extra detail that little girls will love.

Instead of the waistband I did a hip width elasticated waistband as I was unsure of gabriellas exact waist measurement. I also added buttonhole elastic and 2 buttons on the centre back so that she can use it longer than just a few months hopefully.

Now on to the jacket in the same issue No 22 Valmuska jacket