Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas outfits for kids

My sewing mojo was down lately but even though I still managed some simple but cute outfits for Christmas for kids. A raglan top for Andrei:
  And a dress for Eva:
Love that I could have them matching each other again:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

1 December - Romania's national day

This year we celebrated the national day with new outfits in out flag colors : red+yellow+blue. I been meaning to make them every year but never got to it until this year. I don't find the color combo the most fortunate in terms of fashion but I think we got a good outcome. We were at a small celebration with a group of friends and everyone admired them. I made tunic and leggings for Eva and top for Andrei.
For the day I made them 2 scarfs in the flag colors. The also got lots of nice comments from complete strangers for them.
5 items and bought 13 new fabrics so debt up to 200. But I am not buying any fabric this year:)... and had a few other small items made so I will end the year under 200 debt...

Monday, November 20, 2017

5 quick tunics for Eva

There have been so many big projects lately that I hardly had time for anything simple. So For the cold season I only sewed one top for Eva and she was wearing mainly RTW to kindergarten lately. One evening after picking her up from the kindergarten we went out to eat at a restaurant. She was wearing her plaid top with circle skirt. It was badly stained from her day activities but I still felt she was the best dressed kid around. So I immediately decided I really need to make her new outfits. Fast.
So I decided to cut 5 at once. So it will be just sewing after... I used the same pattern from the plaid top -  the bodice of the  jumpsuit without the scooped back and added a big circle from McCall's 7542 big sleeve for the outer line and some kitchen plate for the inner line( tested a few to see witch one will fit better in the top opening).

    1st one I used some crap left from a top I made for myself ages ago.  And waited until I switched to dark colors to attach the neck and sleeve bindings. For this one I choose a high low skirt.
The next one was a pink one. I did the skirt even in length added a ruffle to it and doubled it. I also added a collar and made matching leggings. ( i was really trying to eat all the fabric ).
 Next one was a thin fabric left over after making her 2 pairs of 3/4 leggings for the summer. She really enjoyed this one. Probably because the fabric was so light and soft. It was impossible to get her to change out of this after photos.
4th version - light low again and leggings:
last version. I made it one side longer then the other. By this version Eva really got her twirl good:
Made 7 new items and bought 7 new fabric - debt up to 179...