Cold days need warm clothes, a cosy needlecord pinafore dress over some lovely Frugi tights.The pinafore dress has a faced scalloped hem. The pattern is the MiniKrea Spencer dress, the needlecord from Truro fabrics.
Leggings are quickly sewn and keep little legs warm, the jersey fabrics are from Kitschy Coo. The pattern is Brindille and Twig’s baby leggings.
And finally a bit of knitting, the pretty Alouette pattern by Frogginette, knitted in Rico wool double knit shade Rose
this week’s make was encouraged by reading about Kids Clothes week. The idea is to sew for an hour a day and make something for a child.
I have been away from work since before Christmas with pneumonia and was due to return on Monday. An hour a day of sewing sounded manageable and despite the fact that I was very tired each evening I stuck to the plan and by Friday I’d made a dress for my granddaughter.
I used Citronille pattern Myrantine
I made it dress length and omitted the frill at the neckline, I thought it would be a little bulky around the baby’s neck. The fabric is Liberty print Kingly Cord, Rosy pattern, bought from Truro Fabrics. I bought half a metre of 140cm width fabric and had plenty.
Having returned the Delphinium blue dress I started sewing a couple of dresses. The first based on Vogue 8766 is being sewn from black eyelet fabric and is almost complete. I have made a few alterations, firstly to change the bodice to a princess seamed one which I find more flattering. I used a Butterick blouse pattern as the basis for this and after some very helpful fitting advice and pinning by Pendlestitches I have a block pattern that fits well and is long enough to use as either a blouse or a bodice. Once the dress is completed I will use the altered pattern to make a second version in this pretty Japanese cotton sateen from Calico Laine.
After returning the blue dress I was lucky enough to find another Phase Eight summer dress in a sale, this time in a fine silky 100% cotton fabric similar to cotton lawn, fully lined with a tulle petticoat. This time it is in the Geranium pattern, in vibrant reds, pinks, cream and green. It is so summery and as it is covered in one of my favourite flowers, after tulips of course, is a very appropriate dress for me to wear.