Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm so in love with owls!

Ella might not *need* another dress, but this pattern is so cute that I couldn't wait to try it. It's a size 2 and quite wide so hopefully as she grows it can turn into a top eventually. I am hoping to also modify the design to make tops also.

Bias binding around the armholes, much quicker and easier than making bias tape from the main body fabric!

Gorgeous bow to tie the dress up

Owls and flowers, so cute!

Will try and find a model to show the dress properly tomorrow ;)

Gorgeous fabric

My first fabric order from etsy certainly didn't disappoint! Stunning cottons...

Such cute owls!

And divine flannelette to make some PJ's for Ella using my favourite Oliver+s PJ pattern. I haven't chosen a trim fabric yet (she doesn't even need another pair this coming winter, but couldn't pass up such lovely flannelette!) so it may sit in the fabric box for a little while. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Headband for Ella

The fabrics used in this headband match one of her shift dresses. It's double sided (blue with little birds on the other side), made from moda fabrics and joined with elastic at the back. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's time for PJ's!

The nights are getting cooler so it's time for some nice cuddly winter PJ's for Billy.

The first pair of PJ's are a size 3 (the smallest size that the pattern comes in) and I think they will have to be put away for next year. I absolutely love the puppy dog material, and have extended the arms with dark green to make them into warm winter PJ's.

Good old trusty Oliver+s Kimono style PJ's. Ella already has two pairs of this design and I just love it. This material is flannelette and has planes and helicopters on it, the trim is quilters cotton. They are a size 2, so hopefully he'll get a couple of years out of them! I have some frog material ready to make another pair soon also.

My cheeky monkey model!