60’s Tunic

I used the free pattern that came with Prima magazine and some of the HUGE piece of 60’s fabric I got from a charity shop for £1.50 to make this tunic, I LOVE it!

Advertisements

Simple Summer Dresses

This design looks very similar to a ‘pillow case dress’ whereby a dress is made from a pillow case and a ribbon is run through a casing around the front and back necklines to make drawstring straps. This version is slightly more elaborate with a contrasting bodice, rick rack and fixed straps (which I made out of bias binding instead of buying another yard of fabric just to make to thins straps!!)

Linen Summer Dress & Jacket

These were both Prima patterns I believe, I made them last summer from a designer linen I bought in Forest Gate for an absolute knock down price, I paid about £7 a yard for it and then saw it for sale in John Lewis for £20 a yard!!!

I do like a bargain 🙂

Robin Hood Boy In Tights

My son had to play the Town Crier in his school play about Robin Hood, he only had a 30 second slot out of an hour long play but I was determined to make him the best costume I could and this is what I came up with…..

Holidays Dress

I used the same vintage pattern to make a Halloween dress and a Christmas dress in novelty print fabric, I adore this style, it looks so sweet and innocent on toddlers.

Summer Playsuit

Another great vintage pattern, a fabulous little shorts playsuit, this time I used the good old Ikea children’s fabric, I still need to put 2 big red buttons on this.