Self Drafted + Costumes

Girls Pyjama bottoms – drafted by getting a rough idea for the template from the internet, folding over the top to create a tunnel for the elastic to be added.  Fabric was polycotton left over from another project, and elastic was taken out of an old pair of small pyjama bottoms with a little fabric…

Sew Mag Quilt

One of my projects for the year will be a quilt, preferably being able to make this a Christmas gift at some point.  I’ve decided to use one of the patterns from Sew Magazine (but not necessarily the same type of fabric choice).  Ive chosen the “Log Cabin Quilt” pattern, mainly because it reminds be…

Simplicity 1587

  Fabric, Notions and Alterations – Simplicity 1587 I have cut the fabric before I realised the fabric had been intended for another project and in fact had a slight stretch.  Didn’t affect the dress in the end.  Packet said just over 2m needed, but I managed it in 2m. Button on back for fastening, two…

Cynthia Rowley 2215

I shortened the skirt, as when made up it was below the knee (I’m 5’3). (please excuse the creases – it had been worn all day at work) Version 2 of this dress needs a small shoulder adjustment of 3cm and the waist lowering by 1.5cm. Also try moving the armholes towards the front a…

Butterick B6164

  I made a toile – go me, I’m really bad at actually getting round to it.  As usual my shoulders are the size of a child’s, so whereas bust and waist were fine the back was massively gapey. I made dress version A; the packet asked for 3m but I only needed 2.5, plus…

McCall’s 6612

Fabric, Notions and Alterations Unknown stretch fabric from a sale at The Shuttle, Saltaire (it doesn’t have a website) No extra notions needed. I tired this initially at the mid-length dress, which looked unflattering around the bottom area.  If I were to try it as a dress again I would go for the maxi version.  I…

Burda 7051

Fabric, Notions and Alterations Fabric was left over from other projects.  Polycotton. bias binding for neck and armholes. I took the zipper out of the vest top and just slip this on.  It is tight to slip on and could be made easier with stretchy fabric.  The t-shirt was far too big in the shoulders…

Sewaholic 1201 Renfrew

  Fabric, Notions and Alterations Short sleeved versions require only 1m of stretch fabric.  The pattern takes about an hour to sew together once cut. optional ribbing for cuffs and collar.  no other notions needed. No alterations made.  Size 6 fit straight from packet.

Simplicity 1334

  Fabric, Notions and Alterations Fabric was left over from other projects.  Mainly polycotton.  Only 1m of fabric needed for an Age 10. one 12 inch zipper Could have done with being lengthened by a couple of cm.

Simplicity 1382

Fabric, Notions and Alterations Fabric is two dresses is stretch jersey for bodice, and cotton for the skirt one 9 inch zipper, two press studs buttons for decoration Length added as my daughter is slightly taller than average

Self Drafted Non-wearables

My daughter has been learning about sewing at school and has been a little nervous about using the sewing machine in her lesson this week.  To help her along we did a mini project at home.  We used the YouTube video by Ann Arbour Sewing Centre to create a self drafted pencil case from scrap canvas….