Today I`m over at Compagnie M. I`m participating at the Big Mara blog action. There are 59 Bloggers from around the world sharing there Mara`s. It`s amazing. I`m thrilled that I can be part of it. So, do you wanna see my vintage inspired Mara dress? Hop over to CompagnieM for the post.
And this is probably the first picture of our fourth family member on this blog. Isn`t she darling? My little girl really love her `big sister`. We had so much fun taking this pictures.
But back to the sewing. The sweater it`s made by the Hanami Pattern from An of Straight Grain. It`s a little flip. The original version of the Hanami top has a crossed back option. I altered the pattern, so this sweet little detail appears on the front now. The long sleeves are also a personal addition. I`m really happy with the fit of this versatile pattern. I`ve already made a classic one, have a look here. And an other flip i`m going to blog about the next days.
The fabric I used is simply apples by Hamburger Liebe. It`s so soft and nice. I had it in my stash like forever. Just didn`t know what to do with it. It`s such a strong print. But I think that fabric was just waiting for this project.
Of course, she had to try this gross bone in the end. At least the part who wasn`t already processed by our dog.
First 2 days of KCW, I`ve been busy sewing little shoes for my girl. She just starts to stand up on her own, everywhere. I just needed something to cover her feet. As she`s not walking jet, it`s not necessary to buy her shoes. The leather shoes i found in store look all the same. I couldn`t find just a solid black one, she could wear to every outfit. Time to do it myself.
It was a time-consuming project. No, not the sewing. But the pattern drafting. I just wanted to try my hand on a little shoe pattern. And I really like it. I think that could be a new addiction. So be aware, there may come a few sweet little shoes the next weeks.
It`s easy to do. Really it`s nothing complicated. You just have to measure your little one`s feet exactly. I used a nice Nappa leather. I bought from an old little shoemaker in town. It`s so soft. As it is so fine, I lined the whole shoe. To layers of leather. It gives a nice finish. But, if I`ll do so next time, i have to make my shoepattern a tiny bit bigger. My little beans feet is not going to fit in for long. But fortunately, we know a sweet little girl who is just a few moths younger. So this is going to be a gift soon. And i`ve got a good excuse to sew a second pair.
My sewing went quite well this KCW. There was just no time left, to get pictures and posts in time. But i`m going to show you my projects over the next few days. That`s live with a baby, day`s do never have enough hours do get everything done in time.
It’s KCW again. And I`m going to participate, for the first time. The last two days, I managed to sew at least an hour a day. Mostly during my little beans nap time. I`m going to use this week, to sew up the useful stuff my little one is in need of. The kind of things always have to stand back behind the sweet little dresses. But it`s not less fun. I hope that I`ll have the time to take a few pic`s later, to show you what i did so far. Be sure to check out all the cool creations popping up all over.. have a look to the KCW Blog.
My little one is not really in need of more summer dresses. But, Marte from Compagnie M just launched her new pattern, the Lucy dress. I couldn`t overcome the temptation to buy it. Martes pattern are made with a lot of care to details. They`re easy to follow, as she guides you trough every step. With her helpful tips and tricks I was able to shirr this dress perfectly. Last time I tried to shirr, it didn`t look that clean I can tell you.
I added some ruffles to the basic strap. That`s the only chance, I made to the pattern.
So, if you would like to try it yourself, just hop over to Compagnie M`s Shop and grab your copie.
I`m in love. It seems to be serious. I`m totally into nani IRO. I`ve been inspired by the nani IRO month, going on during may, over at Miss Matatabi. I had to try it myself. I mean, everyone in blogland seems to be excited about this fabric. After such a long time, just looking at all this beautiful creations, I finally had the chance to sew with it myself. I can tell you, it`s one of the most amazing fabrics, I ever sewed with. I`m going to be addicted! It`s painting check bought at Miss Matatabis. Frances is a very nice lady, she really cares about costumers. Shipping was fast and the parcel was so cute. She even wrote a personal little card. I felt welcome!
The dress is self-drafted. The bodice is inspired by a dress my little sister owns. Don`t know where she bought it. The skirt is a gathered rectangle, mostly because, I wanted to use the whole fabric. You wan`t believe me, I sewed this dress with just one meter. The back bodice is a transparent black fabric. You can`t see that so well on the pictures. And there is a little bow around the waist. So the gathered skirt doesn`t add to much bulk around the hip.
I like my new dress. It`s so soft and the fabric is so special. Even if it`s not perfectly fitted. I should have made a muslin first. Seriously! My sewing time is so rare at the moment. I didn`t want to “waste” my time, sewing up a muslin. In the end, I think, I would have saved a lot of time, spent with my good friend the seam ripper and in front of the mirror adjusting the fit. Lesson learned.
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