This page will chronicle my creations, (well those complete anyway), I mainly make clothing for my flower fairy grand children & niece. I also stitch up the odd item for myself, usually too big and poorly altered to fit at the last-minute. I like making handbag pocket tidies, rolls and boxes too.
I rarely use patterns but have been trying a range of free down load digital patterns recently, I like speedy sews as I can spend extra time on embellishment. My beautiful daughter Amelia tells me often ‘you dont have to put a necklace on everything’. I try to refrain but I love small creative projects. I guess I have no staying power or patience and rules cheese me off.
The Baby Romper pattern from mellysew.com was so pleasing to make, it just made me smile! I had been hoarding the fabulous map fabric but when I saw the romper pattern I knew it was perfect for it. I don’t seem to make as many baby boys clothes as I do girls, but I will be making more of these. I was very tempted to put rick rack along the bodice but settled for a small loop at the back.
This little jacket was made with a gorgeous seer sucker fabric and red sweatshirt , I made a whole strawberry garden collection. Cardboard Lilly was created during this sewing spree. My granddaughter Lilly Rose lives in Holland do I made a 2D cardboard manikin! I may introduce her to Matilda, they could keep each other company.
I love the simplicity of envelope necks, this was a free download digital pattern from pearlbee.com. You can buy complete sewing kits to make the t-shirt & there is a nice clear tutorial. I lengthened the sleeves and added a camper van applique as Olly loves camping!
a simple pinafore dress, I made the pattern using a vest and a french curve, a big heart-shaped bias trimmed pocket adds interest.
Flower fairy fabric with polka dots
Maebh my newest model, ready to party and rock that rick rack
I added a plump appliquéd pear to the pocket of this tunic dress
I adapted pearl.bee.com girls peplum top pattern to make dresses for the flower fairy girls Lilly & Scarlett