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Thursday, 10 February 2011

My first item of clothing

I know I sew quite regularly but I have always avoided sewing the children any clothing, I think I have always found sewing patterns to seem unbelievably complicated and intimidating.
About 6 months ago I bought a lovely book called "making children's clothes" and have been flicking through it for the past month thinking I really must get over this fear of pattern following. So yesterday when Finlay settled down for his afternoon nap I got out the book and made the simplist item from it I could find and it worked! It may not be perfect and the stiching may be a little wibly in places but it worked! Its lined, it fits and with the help of some lovely Tanya Whelan fabric its quite cute!
So I quite proudly present you my first item of clothing!

New Fabric

After much pondering I took the plunge and order in a bunch of Dr Suess fabrics and I love them! It fair to say we have been a little Cat in the Hat obsessed of late in our house so it was only going to be a matter of time before I stumbled upon this fab range of fabrics.
I think they will make a wonderful range of baby products, changing mat bags, hooded towels, burp cloths and other blankets. As I have often offered a much more girly range of fabrics its also nice to have something more boyish.