Saturday, 9 January 2010

Two down- eighteen to go!

Week one of project 'finish off some stuff ' has been a great success; the Waterlilies went to the framer on Wednesday and I moved to the last item on my list in the work room which was dress making for Anna. I haven't sewn any clothing for a good ten years but had borrowed some children's clothing patterns from Mum last time we were in Weymouth and have been buying fabric from the Embroiderers Guild bring and buy for a while now. I started with a New Look pattern and some ace vintage yellow pink fabric with daisies on, this little peasant top came together in an afternoon, I had the elastic already so I guess it cost less than 50p to make- I can see Anna's summer wardrobe being full of these- and doesn't she look happy about it!
Simon did look a bit confused about me making such a flimsy garment during a cold snap and the next thing on the list was some warm trousers. I used some blue needle cord and a Simplicity pattern for these. I fond this pattern required a little more careful reading but they were still very easy and went together in a couple of hours at most. Again these cost pence to make and although Anna is not so happy with these as they aren't very pretty I found half a Wispa got a happy looking picture! If I make more of these I will make them a bit prettier with some embellishment.

There is still time to enter the book give away on the post below- I am pleased to see some new faces commenting- thanks for dropping by.

I have some knitting and a raggy bag which I will work on for the rest of today and will then post tomorrow with week 2 project. I am not promising to keep up this pace though- or I might not make it to September.


trasha said...

I find Simplicity patterns tend to be anything but. After reading one I tend to throw everything in a corner and go and read a book.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful shirt, she looks so happy. Sometimes I have half a mind to make half a dozen shirts and skirts all in the same pattern, just different colours for the girls. It would be so easy for them to get dressed in the summer. Can't wait to see what you are working on next.

Lyn said...

ermm don't mean to sound ermm stupid but whats a raggy bag?

twiggypeasticks said...

Waterlilies gorgeous, the tops beautiful and your girl is a stunner :)
Twiggy x

Lululiz said...

Oooh, the Waterlilies embroidery is looking fabulous! When is it coming back from the framers? Can't wait to see it all beautifully framed.

wonderwoman said...

your little angel is just gorgeous! the waterlillies look lovely - i agree with trash on the simplicity patterns front i'm afraid!


karen said...

she is sooooooooo pretty!

Pomona said...

You seem to be making an amazing amount of progress!

Pomona x

nila said...

I love the clothes, Anna looks great. I can't believe how much older she looks in the 6 months since I saw her last.