18.4.14

Kobo Sleeve

Sharing this project that my 10 year old daughter made with just a little bit of help from me!


I think she did a fabulous job sewing it up!  The pattern is from Birdiful Stitches and was very easy to follow.

14.4.14

Sophie's Garden Party Dress

I (Suzanne) also made a Garden Party Dress for KCW last week.  Turned out fabulously!  This is the second Oliver + S pattern I've made and I do love working from them.
She measured between a  size 5 and 6 so I made the 6 with a 7 length.  I could've gone with a 5 but now it'll fit longer, right?
I need to move the loop and button up!

Not quite the scenic pictures as Alisa posted but we're planning a trip to the Fraser Valley in a few days so we'll get to see the mountains in all there glory!  Very excited to see all our family there too!!  Maybe we'll even get a picture of our girls in their Garden Party Dresses :)

Garden Party Dress by Oliver + S

We had a little photo shoot on the way home from church so you can see the Garden Party Dress in action.  Nothing like the backdrop of Mt. Cheam and a gorgeous spring day for a good photo!


I made a size 6 with a size 8 length and it fits with room to spare.  She is very slim and actually measured slightly less than the size 5 measurements.


Fabric is from Fabricland.  It was actually $1.50 per metre bought this past fall on a sale.  The coordinating fabric was from a fat quarter bought at Hamels but I only used a small part of it.  So the fabric for this dress was only $4!


The pattern was easy to follow.


This week these two are going to be 5 and 7 years old.  Good thing I have Joshua!


I enjoyed sewing through Kids Clothes Week but this week I have to get back to some other stuff.  Have a good week!

12.4.14

KCW Day 6

Suzanne: I managed to sew today!  (Well, I should say, tonight, as it's reeeally late now!).  I got Sophie's Garden Party Dress finished except for the button and loop.


11.4.14

KCW Day 5

Alisa:  My hour of sewing today produced 2 pairs of leggings for Carolin.  I should have called it Carolin Clothes Week.  We'll see if I get to my sewing room tomorrow.  I have plans to do a few small things...


10.4.14

KCW Day 4

Alisa: It's a terrible photo, but I had to share!  Except for the hem this dress is finished.  I am happy with it and have plans to make another one soon.  I'll do a post with some proper photos soon.


9.4.14

KCW Day 3

Alisa: Hello there!  How's everyone doing with Kids Clothes Week?  Today I sewed for just over an hour and made the back of the Oliver + s Garden Party Dress.  Maybe I can squeak a bit of time in tonight on it too.  Loving it so far!


Suzanne: I finished tracing all the bathing suit pieces (11 x 3!) and got one cut out.  Still feels like I have nothing to show for it but most of the hard work is done!

I also have to share what else I was doing today.  Working on this custom quilt - absolutely love how it's turning out!