Archives: 7. Oktober 2008

As promised – something new!

I just want to post pictures of the first complete outfit I’ve made so far – a shirt, trousers, cap and bandana for a little boy. Except for the bandana, all these are from different ottobre design patterns, I loved the cap at first glance, it’s so easy to make and yet stylish with its knot. I decided to make the trousers nicer to wear by lining them completely with striped jersey fabric and using Prym’s overall set instead of two buttons, which makes the straps more easily adjustable and saved me the trouble of sewing buttonholes. With the shirt, I did exactly what the pattern told me to. Here’s the complete set:


Hope you enjoyed it,


Never make the same thing …

… twice? Well, until recently I would have agreed without constraint. Then I found out, that there are things that just seemed to be designed to be made several times. After I’d made this shopping bag for my friend’s little boy I figured that something like this makes a nice gift for a child on any occasion. So I made two for kindergarden friends of my son’s who had a birthday party. We put a little picture book in one of them and a wooden domino game in the other one. Of course, the kids appreciated the insides more than the packaging! Anyway, their parents liked them and I hope that someday, the children will, too. The bags looked pretty much like the one I’ve made before:


There’s another pattern I decided to give a second shot – although I altered it a bit. I have to admit that I really like the classic  burberry check pattern, and I’ve looked for a fabric that looked a little like that to make a dress for a little girl. Then one day, I found a check patterned fabric in a fabric store I regularly visit. I decided to  use the pattern of the only girl’s dress I’d made so far. I added a little lace to the checks otherwise tending to look a little boring.

Kleid1And I opted for a dark blue cotton lining. Just then, it occured to me that I could make the dres reversible, which I did. Therefore it now looks on its other side like what my husband calls a typical Sunday School dress:


So, I do hope, this is different enough from what I’ve made before for my best friend’s little girl – who by now, of course, has grown out of it!

I have a couple of things „in store“ that I’m going to post sometime later this week, so check back!