Hi! Proving that a sewing project doesn’t have to be complicated to tick all the boxes; the Kensington Dress by Hey June Patterns is as close to a perfect ‘everyday’ girls dress as you can get. Covering an age range of 18 mths to 10 years with optional neck placket or as a simple pullover … More The Kensington Dress by Hey June Patterns – the perfect girls dress!?
Hello! Well, #sewtogetherforsummer has ended for this year; the winners notified and the prizes distributed but, curiously, I still wanted to make another Shirtdress! This time for my Pixie Princess – let’s face it, she’d heard me harp on enough about shirtdresses over the last few months she was bound to want one too! … More Chambray Shirtdress (New Look 6884) & a Snap Chat (How to Insert Prym ‘Love’ Snaps Tutorial)
Ah New Look 6205 how I love thee. And Liberty fabric how I adore and now obsessively covet thee! Seriously, this is the third time I’ve sewn up this dress for my daughter to date. She absolutely loves it. The first time I made it up in this gorgeous pink patchwork poplin (and blogged about it … More A Little Lady Liberty Dress : New Look 6205 #MCBN
I was absolutely determined not to get caught out by World Book Day this year having had the expense of having a costume express shipped at the 11th hour last year. I asked my Pixie Princess who/what she wanted to be mid-February and she didn’t hesitate before answering ‘Alice!’ A quick Google search resulted in … More Alice in Wonderland Costume : McCalls M4948
I’ve always found it hard buying dresses for my Little Miss; she’s a good height for her age but narrow/slender. If we buy the right length, invariably the bodice is too big with straps falling off her shoulders, necklines gaping, armholes bagging. Knowing we had a family gathering coming up in a couple of days, … More A perfect girl’s dress! New Look 6205
So I’ve finished View D; the nightgown. At the outset, I assumed that this would be a really quick and satisfying project; it’s just four pattern pieces (plus the binding) after all. However the minute I started cutting out the fleece I had myself convinced that I didn’t like working with this fabric at all … More New Look 6334 – Girl’s Nightgown (View D) Pattern Review
I love this little pattern. I’ve made all the views except D and E – view D is next on my ‘to do’ list. This pattern features a traditional nightdress, dressing gown and pyjama sets for girls aged 2-8. Oh and a blanket. The first time I made View A for my daughter Lillie, I … More Girls Nightdress – Simplicity New Look 6334 – View A Pattern Review