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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sew a cute dress for a baby. Learn how to sew French seams and make buttonholes

With this blog post I want to discuss sewing for children and also talk about the sewing machine I am currently using whilst I am living abroad.
This pattern is a Simplicity New Look and I think that it is so incredibly pretty I just had to make it.
When sewing for young children there are some things you need to bear in mind. Firstly comfort is paramount,  so no rough fabrics or tickly seams to irritate the skin. The fabric has to be soft yet durable - cotton is ideal - and the garment needs to stand up to a lot of rough and tumble!

The fabric I used is this Rocking horse print poly cotton from,  you only need one metre, and I used a metre of plain white polycotton too for the lining and trim.  View it on this link Rocking horse fabric

Little girls love dolls so I also made a dolls dress with the leftover fabric. I will give you the link to the blog post at the end of this post.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The lady/floral Jersey top.

This is a Minerva Crafts Blogger network post.

What a fabulous top this is. I was intrigued by this McCalls pattern for jersey tops which cross over at the back. I wondered  how the crossover would hang, but I was delighted with the fit and the way that it all stays in place during wear.
The pattern is very easy to sew too, it will take you only a couple of hours!
want to know more and order the fabric - which I have to say is amazing, then hop over to Minerva crafts right now on this link.THE LADY FLORAL JERSEY TOP
The fabric and pattern are all available to order on the link.

It would make me really happy if you would look at my full post on Minerva crafts web site and leave me a comment

Thank you

Angela x

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