Monthly Archives: May 2014

Monthly round-up MAY

Can you believe we’re already waving goodbye to May? I thought it would be fun to start a monthly round-up post to take stock of what has been achieved (and what hasn’t!!) over the past four weeks. I’d love it if you’d join me. Feel free to comment on this post with your creative makes from the past month and ideas for what you hope to do in June. Or link to your own monthly round up blog posts, so that we can all share in your successes.

This month has literally been a whirlwind for me. I blinked and it was over, which is a shame because it’s one of my favorite months of the year. Not least because it’s my birthday month!

I started out the month with full-force sewing for Tegenn. If you remember, I used a pattern rub-off technique I learnt from the book Patternmaking for a perfect fit by Steffani Linecum. I put what I read into practice by making some leggings for her. Then I made a Cat themed dress that she wore to the Cats Musical. We are going to see Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat in June. I’ve tried to persuade my son Lowen to wear a handmade technicolor dreamcoat of his own, to the performance. He’s not keen! I’ll have to keep working on him!IMG_2673

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Cat party dress

IMG_1477 Ever since I made my first Oliver and S Fairy Tale dress, I’ve wanted to make another one. It’s a beautiful, little girl’s dress pattern with classic style, the perfect amount of pouffiness in the skirt and a gorgeous little peter pan collar. Last time I made the dress I sewed up the size 6. This time I sewed size 8. Boo hoo! My baby is growing up! Tegenn is a few months away from being 8, but still…

I used a Linda Jane Smith design for Robert Kaufman from a collection called Whiskers and Tails and a light blue Kona cotton for the waistband and collar.

A little history about how this dress came about….

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