Erbsenprinzessin ballet suit leotard pattern: DIY girls gymnastics leotard

Hi Friends, Today is a quick review of a gymnastics leotard that I made for Kezia using a new to me pattern: it’s the Erbsenprinzessin ballet suit leotard pattern, which I downloaded from Etsy. If you have a little girl (or even not so little; the pattern runs to 12 years), who is into gymnastics […]

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OOP Simplicity 2479: DIY faux fur gilet for a little girl

Hi Readers, Christmas is almost upon us and this year Kezia really has been enthusiastic and excited about the festive season (if I hear the Michael Buble christmas CD one more time….!), but it’s lovely to see and be part of. Anyway, some of you may remember this fur gilet I made for myself a […]

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New Look 6847: DIY Child’s Cuddle Fleece Dressing Gown Robe

Hello My Friends, Today is a quick post on New Look 6847, described as unisex loungewear. I made view A, the gown, from the softest cuddle fleece you could imagine. Kezia could not be more thrilled with the final garment, and I have to say that I am pretty pleased with the results. It went […]

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Simplicity 2571: DIY Anna from Frozen Cape

Hello Readers, The love for Frozen still rumbles on in this household. Here’s the inspiration: Here’s my version: I used view D from Simplicity 2571. If I had thought about it I would have rounded the corners off. The fabric is the same fabric I used to make my New Look 6097 wrap dress. I […]

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Butterick 5868: DIY Liberty Cotton Lawn Summer Dress

Are you still with me Readers? In the intervening time since I posted my last review this morning I have washed clothes (including two new pieces of jersey!), sorted dried laundry, cooked a prawn/ shrimp biryani, been for a walk, collected my daughter and eaten dinner and washed up. All in a (half) days work. […]

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Mother Daughter Dresses: DIY Liberty Lawn Summer Dresses

Hello Readers, It is Mothering Sunday here in the UK. So if you are celebrating Mothers Day where you are, hope you have had/ are having or will have a wonderful day. Doctors told us that the chances of us having a child of our own were very slim, that IVF would not help us, […]

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Vogue 1359: DIY twist front jersey dress and DIY nativity costume

Vogue 1359 is a designer pattern by Julia Alarcon. It is given an “average” sewing rating by Vogue. My version, in some kind of mystery slinky jersey, is definitely more of an “easy” rating. This is a pattern which sews up fast, but gives a fabulous RTW look with its twist knot detail in the […]

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Kitschy Coo Skater Dress: DIY cerise pink lace skater dress

Back in August we went to Euro Disney and my 4, (5 in January), year old daughter picked out this cerise pink stretch lace for herself when we went fabric shopping in Paris. The lace needed underlining so I bought some cerise pink viscose/ cotton jersey and downloaded the Kitschy Coo Skater Dress pattern. I […]

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Simplicity 1787: DIY little girls corduroy dress

I am thinking ahead to autumnal sewing now, as are many of you, I know. What could be more autumnal than cord? IRL this cord is a deep, dark wine colour, that just hasn’t photographed that way. Anyway, it’s made using Simplicity 1787. I love the overall shape of the dress, with it’s curved front […]

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New Look 6205: kids floral cotton summer dress

New Look 6205: this is the dress I was going to make Kezia for Easter but then we ended up not going to church on Easter Sunday anyway, and I got waylaid on other things. The fabric is supposed to be ex-Boden stock, and is a beautiful dress weight cotton. I love the bright colours, […]

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