A sleeveless, collarless, buttonless blouse

drape drape blouse_white_1drape drape blouse4I’ve been working my way through my Japanese Sewing Book, Drape Drape 2 by Hisako Sato. The thing is, once I make one thing, I immediately want to make another in a different fabric. So working my way through, could take some time. Continue reading

Would you dress your baby in black?

retro hat from sweaterI mentioned Gabi from the Minimi Project in my last post. The Minimi Project is for the conciencious sewer. They are all about re using those clothes that you no longer wear and making them into something that will be loved. Their sewing patterns are especially designed for upcycling, so if you use a Minimi pattern you are doing your little bit for the planet.*

retro hat_made by Needle and Ted

I used the Minimi Retro Hat made from a sweater pattern, to sew a retro hat as a gift for my friend’s new baby. The hat is suppose to be made from a sweater (the clue is in the name), but shamefully I didn’t upcycle a sweater, I used some left over fabric instead. (That’s not so bad is it?). The lining was upcycled though, so I don’t feel too guilty. Continue reading

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Madeit Patterns / kite fold tee illustration

If you have a Madeit Pattern from the FOLD|2 collection, you would have seen the adorable illustrations on the front cover. They were drawn by the everso sweet and super talented Gabi of The Minimi Project.

The illustrations appealed to me because of their loose, charming, modern style.

Baby Ziggy_Madeit Patterns_ blue stripes

Gabi has recently had a baby boy, so I thought it only appropriate that I made him something from a Madeit pattern. Continue reading

You may not want to read this if you are eating (again)

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It feels a little like deja vu or groundhog day because I have written this blog post before. It’s pretty much the same words but different pictures. I’m repeating myself because I’ve sewn another baby sleep gown in some more beautiful fabric but I doubt I’ll be able to write another blog post quite as funny as the original.

So if you missed it last time, read on. But if it’s going to be like groundhog day for you too, just hang around and look at the pretty pictures of the nice fabric. Continue reading