Monday, May 10, 2010

kids clothes week - day 1



Today is the official start of Kids Clothes Week over at Elsie Marleys.
I allowed myself to start early because monday is our weekend due to Brens work commitments. So officially my days are all over the place.
But Elsie did kindly let us all off the hook to grab inspiration wherever we could find it. ie. finish something we'd started ages ago, or even things cut out but never started... was mending mentioned?
 I like to think so.
Heres where im at....
After making up some of the vests I cut out with Eleesa the other day I was ready for my next challenge so I got some fabric out for some girls winter tunics ive been meaning to make since last year. 
 I made the patterns way back here ready to go and then did nothing, but theyve been on my mind.

                                    I couldnt limit myself with one colour palette for these tunics




Ive still got the hems to dress with some lace or binding (now done here), im not sure yet and will have a play tomorrow.
 But the vintage buttons are added (I have an aversion to sewing them on so this is a good place to get to).
My overlocker has decided to choose now to run out of thread so the purple and blue arent gonna happen tonight and it has been a bit of a battle (way too much washing and my sewing studio is my laundry as well) to get to this point but ill go to bed happy.
Normally weekend sewing is so hard to get around to doing with all of the extra things that get in the way.

How about you. What did you do this weekend?
Anything crafty or old projects youd started a while back?
Mending or patchworking? Something new perhaps?
A few people seem to be going through their cupboards.
Its going to be interesting to see what people get up to over Winter.


willywagtail said...

All I can say is Wow! There will be some lucky little girls with happy Mums when those tunics are sorted. Cherrie

the bashful owl said...

The green tunics seem to glow! Fantasic fabrics

Tanya said...

THose vests look beautifully made as do the dresses- they are very cool and well done for sewing the buttons on!

The Moerks said...

They look great. You have been very busy. Thanks to you I have dragged out my crochet rug. I took one look at it and decided crochet handkerchief was more apt so I am going to be doing a few more squares. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sara said...

THE HOODS! with the cap?! OMG! best ever. You are a genious. I love them so very much. I have a hood fetish. I even have a hood that i can just wear around my neck so everything can be a hoodie. but the cap part is super cute. Oh Wendy, you amaze me. LOVE your work.

Kate said...

All of it. Every single bit!

zofia said...

All so gorgeous Wendy!
I love all the hoodies and the tunics are sublime shades of green, mmm.

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