Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A dress for mama...

Phew... 42 degrees is way too hot for my liking! Windows are all steamed up and it's a true sauna out here... On top of that, we're in the middle of Ramadan so me and my little one are clustered to home. As he's having longer and longer naps during the day it's not necessarily a bad thing!

I finally managed to make myself a dress. Well... it's taken me about 18 months! I started this dress just before I got pregnant. Unfortunately, as soon as we received the news about our little baba I completely lost interest. I started sewing baby clothes like there was no tomorrow and when I finally felt like making myself something new, I simply wouldn't fit in it anymore...

Anyway, I've reached the point where it's nice to have some time to myself. 
The pattern I used for this dress is Vogue 8766.

I was inspired by a Prada dress I saw in a magazine. The dress had bright colored horizontal stripes and had a 1920's feel to it, with a modern twist.

Vogue 8766 reminded me of this dress and with some minor changes, especially length wise I created my own Prada dress!

I used bright pink stretch jeans for the dress and lined it in a cotton of the same color.

I shortened the dress by approximately 20 cm and made the ruffle about 5 cm shorter...

 Now counting down for the cool weather to return and in the mean time... sew!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Luca's sarouels

How do they do it... Hats off to all new mums who get behind a sewing machines before their baby reaches the 6 month mark! It's taken me a while to get started again (7 months to be exact). But hey, there's only one thing better than spending an afternoon sewing and that's having some TLC with a little baba who has the ability to make your heart fly, all day long, every day.

So I'm running that well oiled sewing machine again and I'm bursting of plans and ideas to get me started. I'm so in the mood!

I have a half finished dress waiting on my sewing table. I started it just after I got pregnant but lost all interest as soon as I knew I could really start on those super cute baby clothes. I have to say, I slightly lost interest but I really want to finish it... at some point.

As I'm more of a diesel than a petrol car (I'm a slow starter) I started off with a simple project, some baby sarouels.
I love sarouel trousers (or harem pants as some people like to call them). They're an easy project, finished in just over an hour and they're super comfortable for babies to move in. I admit I love the skinny jeans but let's be honest, what would you prefer to crawl in?

I made this pair in grey cotton with stars. I trimmed the legs with elastic to make them look extra puffy. Luca needs a few more pairs so I'll be back soon... 


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