"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A dress for Liliana

You never can tell how a project is going to turn out. It's part of what I enjoy about sewing...

Our little friend Liliana turned 2 last week. I originally made her a little skirt with red apples that I showed you in my last post, but I realised that it would be way too big for her- she is such a petite little thing. So I decided to keep that one for Gabby and make Liliana something different.

Once again I used the round-necked pattern by 'That darn kat' and some different apple fabric to make this dress. I bought a heap of this fabric when I saw it on special at Spotlight a while ago. I love the way it turned out. This dress is so handy because she will be able to wear it in Summer alone or in Winter with a skivvy and tights AND when it gets too short, she will be able to wear it as a top.

I'm loving my new overlocker- everything is just finished so much better. Here are some photos. The dress looks so much better on, but the model was not cooperative I'm afraid- sorry!

The finished product. Gorgeous fabric! Love the colours. 
Love the way this one turned out.

Off to church in a little apple skirt

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'm back!

It has been a while in between posts, but I have good excuses! The holidays disappeared as they always do way too quickly. It was so good to get away to Darwin for a little bit even though I missed my family!
When I arrived home, some patterns that I had ordered before I left were waiting for me. For the first time, I am going to try to make some clothes for me! My Grandma recently gave me an overlocker so I am hoping to gain more confidence in sewing clothes... A very exciting prospect. Thanks Gran!

Here are the patterns
A sneak peak at my first attempt at a dress for me. Loving the grey and mustard combo atm
This week, I made a pretty skirt for our little friend who is turning 2 soon. Love the apple fabric-

Anyone could make this skirt. It is just 2 rectangles sewn together at the sides with a strip of green added and hemmed at the bottom. Press the top of the rectangle over, stitch and insert some elastic. Easy!

Stay tuned for my finished dress soon.

Friday, July 1, 2011

More handmade gifts

Well I'm finally on holidays again (yay!!!) and straight into the sewing!

Firstly I made this hat for my niece, Eva who turned 6 yesterday. This is the second one of these I've made and I still love it just as much. The last one I made can be found HERE. There is something very satisfying about this pattern. I started this at about 7:30 last night after the kids had gone to bed and was finished by 10:30. Not bad for a night's work! I hope she loves it.

Happy Birthday sweet, red-loving Eva!
Next, I finished these dresses to sell at Sew Beautiful

I love the insects on this corduroy!

Finally, I started with this:

And finished with this:

I loosely followed the tutorial found HERE to make this fabric covered journal/ scrapbook which I will give to a special friend for her birthday in a couple of weeks.

That's all for now.