designers: Tadah!

Makana Mermaid Tail

It’s March and I know we’re on borrowed time with the weather, because technically it’s Autumn, even though the days are still warm. Each weekend I have been scrambling to get us out doing ‘summery things’ before the chill in the air arrives and swimming is off the agenda for another year. So in a last salute to my favourite season, I show you our Makana Mermaid Tail which was included as a pattern in One Thimble’s Issue 16 magazine.

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Bambi who? Bambiblauw! Yep, this is a gorgeous fabric line from Belgium distributed by my good friend Maaike from maaidesign in Sydney. You may remember the husky dress I made from the same series.

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Darling Playsuit

I discovered sewing when I was pregnant with my daughter but I wasn’t adventurous or addicted enough at that stage to tackle the range of baby outfits that I now find myself swooning over. Next baby was a boy, so these sweet little gems with their ruffles and adornments still passed us by. So, I’m taking advantage of a slew of friend’s babies born this year to make some of these dreamy numbers.

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Dress Gifts

I love making dresses for gifts and if I had time to make them for everyone I would, birthday or no birthday, oh and maybe one or two for myself!

This first one was a breeze because I have made two ‘big’ Tea Party dresses you’ve seen here and here, (the latter incidentally is my most ‘pinned’ project to date. I mean real gangbusters pinning! So glad it is a favourite) so this one was the same easy formula but the ‘baby’ version (from Tadah! patterns) with the cute romper attached underneath! Continue reading “Dress Gifts”

She wears short shorts

It’s the middle of May and we have another week’s forecast of sunny 24-26 ‘C days. Not that I’m complaining!  But I thought it seemed appropriate to share some shorts I made for Buggy in late summer which she is still wearing!

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2015 Sewing in Review and a Couple of Resolutions

It’s halfway through the month and my sewing room remains dormant. I am steadfast in my resolution not to sew a stitch till the room and the rest of the house has a major spring clean. I’ve started on the toy room and the Bug’s room. The first jam-packed boot-load of old toys, clothes and books has gone to Vinnies.

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Christmas Outfit – Tulip Skirt and Isabella Blouse

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Troop Shirts for Baby

When Hamster was 6-months-old he had a cute blue gingham collared shirt with sleeves and button straps to roll them up. It was then I knew I loved this look on little boys and where possible I try and put him in a collared shirt rather than a knit t-shirt even if it means more ironing!

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I’m not big into costume making. I’m not sure why. And this Halloween has been no different. Especially when I walked past the Halloween aisle in Woolies and found I could deck the kids out for $30 including face paint and wig! So here we are trick-or-treating tonight or trickle and treating as Amch likes to call it. “I’m trickle-or-treating you” he cries waving his sword! Continue reading “Halloween”

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