Saturday, 7 December 2019

Glow in the dark twinning pjs

Our girls love pjs and of course nightgowns are the best. I have already sewed several nightgowns, this one with long sleeves and a ruffle at the bottom, this sleeveless one and another long sleeved one. This time I used a free pattern the Grow with me Pajamas by Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns*.
I thought glow in the dark fabric would be perfect for nightgowns for our girls. The Grow with me pajamas is a very versatile pattern as you can sew for your boys and girls from this pattern and it is for free! It includes pants, a nightgown and several optional features. This pattern only includes long sleeves, but I cut off part of the sleeves to create short sleeves. I used different colours for the colour block because I knew it would be difficult to recognise each size of pjs after laundry. Still I am struggling to remember which colour belongs to who again. 
The girls love their nightgowns. I did lessen the flaring out of the nightgowns because I wanted to get the two nightgowns out of 1 meter of fabric.
There is a 60% sale at Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns, so have a look at any other patterns you are interested in from Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns.
Fabric: Glow in the dark love tricot fuchsia by Poppy
Pattern: Grow with me Pajama by Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns
Sizing: 6M - 14Y
Options: Pjs with pants, nightgown version, optional ruffle, optional faux placket
Difficulty: Confident beginners

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 3 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 87 new fabric - used 88 fabric - used 9 gifted fabric - used 19 scrap pieces of fabric - upcycled 2 pieces of fabric) - in total 87 in 118 out
# Patterns in 2019: 18 in - 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Snowshoe cuffs as a present

Sofiona Designs always lives up to bringing new exciting patterns, at least that is what I think. Also this time they deliver, they designed a bracelet that is quick and so much fun to sew and great as a present (think Christmas gifts). The best part about it all is that you can get the Snowshoe Cuff for free if you sign up for the newsletter. You can do that with the black box on the right side on their website!
I just love this Snowshoe cuff because the design is so clever, it is a quick sew and it is perfect as a gift. You actually don't need a sewing machine (unless you using fabric that frays, you might want to consider sewing the edges). You need a rotary cutter, some snaps and scraps. That is another part that I like, you can use all those small leftovers. The pattern is designed for heavier non fray fabrics, such as (faux) leather, cork, suede, scuba. Already during testing many different fabrics were used.
I used softshell leftovers for the two cuffs that I made. Our youngest fits the smallest size (size 2) and our 6 year old wears size 4. My wrist even fits in the chart. It is a great small gift for boys and girls and even grown-ups. You can make these bracelets that fit all your outfits. 
The pattern has two options, the three strand braid, but also a nine strand braid is possible. Both have a different look. Are you interested? Subscribe for the newsletter and you will get the pattern for free!
Fabric: leftover from this coat and this coat.
Pattern: Snowshoe cuff by Sofiona Designs (you can get it by subscribing for the newsletter)
Sizing: 2Y - 16Y (wrist girth 11,4 cm - 19 cm)
Options: with 3 strands or with 9 strands
Difficulty: beginner
Sewing time: the first took me 20 minutes from start to finish, the second took me 5 minutes.

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 87 new fabric - used 85 fabric - used 9 gifted fabric - used 19 scrap pieces of fabric - upcycled 2 pieces of fabric) - in total 87 in 115 out
# Patterns in 2019: 18 in - 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Galaxie 3: travel bags

Jalie has just released Galaxie 3: travel accessoires. This is a package that includes 3 different bags that are perfect for your travels. These include: Jet (a travel pouch/passport holder), Eclips (a purse organizer) and Supernova (a packable tote bag). I sewed the small purse organizer, which I am showing you today. 
I think the Galaxie 3 is a great bundle of patterns, very useful for travelling and great as a gift. The best part is that you do not need any interfacing, so it is just non stretch fabric that you need. There are 3 patterns includes, of which two you can make in a small and large size. I made the small Eclipse, so the small purse organizer. Something I wanted to sew for a long time, but never found the time to do so. A deadline is always the best way for me to actually finish a project quickly.
The pattern has 8 outer pockets, one zipper pouch and four compartments. So enough room to store my wallet, keys, tissues and all the other stuff that is now moving around in my bag.
If you are interested in sewing accessoires, have a look at Galaxie 1: bags, totes and pouches from 2017, and Galaxie 2: kitchen accessoires and wearables, from 2018. These are all great ideas for (Christmas) gifts.
Get 50% discount on the Galaxie 3 unitl Monday December 2nd, use the code GALAXIE2019 (valid until Monday December 2, 23h59 EST).
Fabric: woven fabric that I have already for a long time
Pattern: Galaxie 3: travel accessoires by Jalie
Sizing: two sizes are available for the purse organizer and the tote bag.
Options: Travel pouch, purse organizer (small and large) and tote bag (small and large)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Sewing time: It took me around 2 hours to sew the small purse organizer.

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 1 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 87 new fabric - used 85 fabric - used 9 gifted fabric - used 17 scrap pieces of fabric - upcycled 2 pieces of fabric) - in total 87 in 113 out
# Patterns in 2019: 18 in - 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)
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