Sunday, February 21, 2016

This old thing?

So I've become obsessed with watching Dawn O'Porter's This Old Thing on ABC2. Inspired, I realised I have a lovely FCUK dress I wish was longer.

Since I've been doing more sewing in the years since my first dress making attempts (fails) I felt confident I could take a bash at it.

The hem had an extra piece behind it to line it. This was 3.5in wide, perfect for lengthening in the same pretty print fabric!!

Then I hit my stash and found some navy silk from a previous project! This became my new lining of the hem and became a nice little peak of feature when I'm sitting.

I also fixed the sash loops and a small gap in the side seam where the stitches came loose.

Check it out! Much more ladylike.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Made by Grandjen

So I'm back at my day job so haven't had much time to do any sewing. But I just had to share this project of my mothers with you! It's an activity book handmade by her for little Dash's first birthday. She made me one when I was a baby, but I think she outdid herself this time as the concepts are pretty much her own!

Blue suede teddy!

As you can see, dash already adores it!

Some of the facing pages are as good as the activities!

 I cannot decide which is my favourite page!? What's yours?