Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sewing Mojo In Overdrive!!

I was feeling less than unmotivated in the post-Xmas slump. Then I went on a solo road trip to the Trash and Treasure Blogmeet.

Nothing like a meeting with like minds to restart your creative engines! I've been re-energised and am so keen to get into my studio and sew like crazy! I've even been making things like dresses for my own daughter, can you believe it!?

Yes folks, it's like the wife who has a plumber for a husband. She'll have that leaky tap at home for weeks before he gets to it. I am always sewing something but more often than not, 'It's for the shop'. Poor neglected child!

This time Enid Gilchrist came to the rescue and I used this pattern from Enid's Three to Six book. It's a draft-yourself type pattern which was really easy. Got to love a pattern for a good old frock. And one that apparently 'Makes washing easy'. I just love the little flower pocket detail!

And this is the result...



And I've also been busy sewing for Silly Gilly. You've seen the smock and library bags and today I posted off some more wet bags to Oz Baby Trends. Look out, bloomers for 18mths - 3yrs and new Japanese craft print library bags coming soon to Silly Gilly...

7 comments:

Tracy said...

That is just so cute! I love that dress. I made it without the pocket. Your pocket looks fabulous. Makes me want to make it again. I love the way the facings are turned to the front and the buttons at the back make it so adjustable.

tea and cake said...

This is lovely!

Selina said...

Just adorable!

our shabby cottage said...

What a gorgeous dress - love how it turned out! Now I have dress envy!!

Beth said...

Too cute! I am guilty of the same thing. I either make it for etsy, or as a gift. My poor son has all the reject-didnt turn out right toys.

Jodie said...

Too cute gillian, I love it !!!

Julianne said...

I love it - your lil one will be the best dressed kid on the block : )