Owl Stuffie: Simplicity 1549

DSC_0021Eeeeep! Look at the cute owlie! I’m so happy with how this fella turned out. It’s Baby Plush’s birthday this week so I decided to make her something to cuddle. I fell in love with this pattern from Simplicity. There’s an owl, a fox, a bunny, a racoon and a reindeer. I’m going to try and do another but as her birthday on Saturday that might be a tad unrealistic so I reckon I have a Crimbley present all decided too! Continue reading “Owl Stuffie: Simplicity 1549”

Dress Love: Butterick B5776

ImageI’m slowly going through the wee dress patterns I like in the pattern cabinet for Baby Plush. I need them to be quick and easy as I’m so time poor these days, but I still want to make pretty things for my baby girl. There’s no point having all of these beautiful fabrics surrounding my day if I can’t indulge now is there?! Continue reading “Dress Love: Butterick B5776”

Beginners Guide To Reading a Dressmaking Pattern

makower-sew-retro-2358-images-of-retro-dressmaking-pattern-cotton-patchwork-craft-fabric-8494-p-1If and when you decide to venture into the world of creating a garment to wear for yourself or a Santa suit for your pampered pooch this guide will hopefully answer some basic questions.  Many of us have learned how to use patterns and sew from a family member or a close friend, and there are many different techniques and shortcuts that people use to make it easier.  If however this is not the case for you, pulling out a pattern to create something special can seem very overwhelming. We hope this will help see you through your first simple steps and will make life a little  easier. Continue reading “Beginners Guide To Reading a Dressmaking Pattern”

Time to Sew: Simple A-Line Dress and a Toddler Messenger Bag

Image I had a very rare child free day off yesterday so I decided to do a bit of sewing. I had a brilliant time doing a trolley dash in the morning swiping some prints (which really is *the* best part of this job!) and then I set to work. Very pleased with my day’s work I must say!

My little girl looks amazing in red and I adore the Paintbox collection from Michael Miller, co-ordinating the range is super easy and everything looks so amazing together. I made this dress using Butterick B773 pattern.  Continue reading “Time to Sew: Simple A-Line Dress and a Toddler Messenger Bag”