Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bursting my seams with pride

ZOMG, I have been proud of everything I have made over the last few years, but after making my latest project, well I was fit to burst my seams with pride! (Nod to the GORGEOUS fabric Home Sewing is Easy by Alexander Henry - I picked up a fat quarter of it from Voodoo Rabbit at the recent Craft and Quilt Fair).

I was lucky enough to get a Janome 644D overlocker for my birthday.

I've been so excited AND pretty nervous about cranking it up (visions of overlocking my fingers). With some encouragement from a friend, last weekend I finally seized the day and whipped up some leggings for the girls. They ADORE leggings, with or without skirts, wearing them every day in lieu of the zillions of dresses and shorts in their wardrobes. They get holes in the knees, so I was keen to make some myself.

I used the Kwik Sew Girls Tunics and Leggings pattern (3476) for Lily's and Kwik Sew Toddlers Tunics, Leggings & Shorts (2596) for Mia's.

What a buzz!! I can't wait to do more overlocking projects, these were so quick and easy.

The girls wearing their new leggings, getting into the Halloween spirit...(note pre-carved pumpkin)...

All ready for trick or treating...

I've also finally gifted the pink & blue "scissors" fabric in the photo below to my friend Anna for her birthday, along with everything she needs to make a fab skirt from the book Sew What! Skirts - 15 Simple Styles You can Make by Francesca DenHartog. Which means I can share some of what I bought on a recent trip to Sydney. The fabrics on the left are my Liberty loves! I also bought Kids' Crafternoon: Sewing edited by Kathreen Ricketson and a gorgeous Japanese kids pattern book with who appears to be a slightly older Mia on the cover. I can't share the name as it's all in Japanese! It is by Kanon, if that helps.


  1. love the leggings, were they hard to make? I'm so scared of stretch fabric! and looove that scissor fabric :-)

  2. Your girls are so so so beautiful.

    Well done on the leggings.