Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sewing mamas challenge

I love this pattern! Its Keyka Lou's camera wristlet-I made 3, the blue one for me, a pink for my sister's birthday and the orange/pink for a friend. I can see me making alot more of these, it was really fun to make. The only dissapointment was when I tried to use a magnetic clasp instead of velcro-the magnets I got were way too strong and would have ripped the fabric with too much use. Anyone know of a way to weaken a magnet lol?
These are Otto Raspberry trousers, I made them in linen with owls print cotton to match a little peasant blouse I'd already made. I deliberately left off the flap on one pocket so CJ could hid things in there. This was the first test of buttonholes on my new machine-so easy I'm going to be buttonholing everything from now on!

In unwilling model pose with a sunhat from the new Otto- I added a button to the top where the seams meet to neaten it off a bit, and a little orange gingham bow to the back. Trouble is she loves it too much-madam pulls it off her head and hugs it everytime I put it on her!

and finally-these aren't fr the stash challenge, but just some PJ bottoms using the scrapbag I bought from the fabric worm-I was really pleased with the fabrics in it-oh the hat main fabric came from the scrapbag too.
I was given the vintage (about 26 years old) blouses from a friend and thought they'd make good PJ tops

I have to start my sister's wedding invitations this week so I don't think I'll have a chance to sew anymore till they are done, but I loved taking part in the challeneg, it gave me the push I needed to practise my topstitching, tackle buttonholes-oh and french seams on a pair of leggings! (long story!)
Thanks for stopping by!

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