Friday, 2 January 2015

Summer Making

Summer has arrived with beautiful weather and hot days after a cold and rainy spring:

A Tui feeding on the flowering flax in our garden
Fast forward from Kids Clothes week in October to now: a new job with a longer commute, the end of the school year and all the social events that xmas and the new year bring - making was at a minimum.  We started by making some new pillowcases for summer - fabric paint on white cases:

This was a quick easy project, G did the top two cases pictured on her bed - it was a good project for kids and if I had time I would have churned a few out for nieces and nephews.

I then did some late night making ( and low quality sewing that I just decided to let go), I have set a tradition of opening one present on xmas eve - new pj's and so far the past 3 yrs have been handmade . Next year I will start these earlier and maybe choose an easier pattern.

This is a Burda pattern for a swimming cover up ,temporarily misplaced in a spring clean tidy up but I will come back and amend this post when I find it.

The buttons don't match as I didn't have a set of 4 in the correct size , and the spacing of said buttons - ugh! But at midnight unpicking the seam to change the loops was just too much so here they stayed.
 With a few days off after xmas I made two scout T's - no photos - the first was way too bit and the second better but I am a  bit indifferent about the fabric. So I went to a sale at spotlight and have several different pieces of light cotton lawn to wash next week and then will try again.