Catching Up Again!

So it’s been a little while since my last post but be assured I haven’t stopped sewing! Being a big fan of Made by Rae and the fantastic Geranium pattern I knew I wanted to make up some more shirts and dresses for my girl. I adore this pattern and all the variations but with the changing seasons and the festive period approaching I knew I wanted something with sleeves to keep her toasty so not being brave enough to try drafting them for myself I went on the hunt for another pattern.

Having made quite a number of pinafores with the A Line Dress pattern from Tie Die Diva Patterns I went back to see if there was anything to fit the bill and I was not disappointed. The Everyday Top PDF pattern was quickly purchased and printed and I grabbed some fabric from the stash and got going. This pattern is great with many options for different necklines, cuffs and collars but I went for a simple version on my first attempt.

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This squirrel fabric is adorable and I remember buying it at a local store on sale for £4/m! Bargain! I’m really happy with this one, the square neck is a nice change and it fits my girl very well and will wear well into the winter with a little vest underneath and a pair of jeans. Needless to say I grabbed some more fabric and quickly made another!

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I haven’t tried any of the collar or the cuff options yet but I’m sure it won’t be long before I do. I have plans to lengthen the pattern to dress length and get started on a party dress for my lady too. With her birthday and Christmas only days apart she may need quite a few additions to her wardrobe to get her through the party season.

As I mentioned in my last post I was very lucky to win some fab prizes in the Gingham sew-a-long and my loot has all arrived! With a voucher to use at Sew Over It I quickly settled on the arrow jersey which I am hoping to make into a long sleeve t-shirt (pattern to be determined!) and there may be enough for a mini version too. And then there’s some lovely gingham fabric and a bundle of  bias binding to add to my ever growing stash!

Now that I’m sewing so often I am frequently on the look out for ways to keep tidy and organised and its fair to say my thread box was beginning to overflow. And just at the right time I spotted the perfect solution. I snapped up two of these little wooden houses which are just the right size for reels of Gutermann thread. I think these would look great painted but whether or not I’ll get round to that is another matter! Do you have any space saving tips or tricks to keep your sewing space tidy?

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My Wooden Thread House