Getting Crafty Again! Sewing a Machine Cover for my Serger / Overlocker…

Ah finally the six weeks of bedlam and mayhem that constitutes the summer holidays are over! The minute the children were shooed on their way back to school, I took a sweeping look at the devastation left in their wake and took to frenzidly cleaning, tidying and organising the house. And, of course, once that was sorted, my attention turned to my sewing space!

It’s not that long ago I assembled my ‘bijou’ sewing area – the beginning of the year in fact. But, like my middle-aged waistline, the area has continued to expand! It seems I’d consoled myself with having my sewing time curtailed during the school break with planning; buying a shedload of fabric and patterns, as well as a number of new sewing tools.

So my sewing space got a bit of a makeover too! And as part of that I decided to get crafty and sew myself a new machine cover for my serger, using the free downloadable pattern from Closet Case Files. Read More

Hey June Kensington dress

The Kensington Dress by Hey June Patterns – the perfect girls dress!?

Hey June Kensington dress

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 and with two sleeve variations, this pattern will work year round. For years. It also comes as a tee.

Kensington Dress by Hey June patterns

You can find the pattern HERE.

I made the long sleeve version so as to carry my Pixie Princess through the winter months. The sleeve tabs are actually her favourite feature of the dress:

Hey June Kensington Dress Sewing Pattern review
The long sleeve button tab

I made it in an absolutely gorgeous hearts and stars jersey fabric from Minerva Crafts in the pink marl colourway and it’s beautifully soft and cooperative. Head over to the Minerva Craft Blogger Network to read my post all about it HERE including the links to the fabric and notions I used. It basically reads as ‘me V supermarket buying’…

Kensington Dress by Hey June sewing pattern review
How’s cute is too cute!?

This was my first make in my new ‘bijou’ sewing room setup … it was a joy from start to finish. And a big thank you to Becca of redwsews for introducing me to the Kensington dress! It was also my intro to Hey June Patterns – and I’ve just ordered the supplies to make a version of their Halifax Hoodie for myself which I’m really excited about – it’s going to be navy and … gold!

Until next time,

Sewsarahsmith

 

 

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