Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back in the blogging world..

Yes, I have the time now to look at other blogs.. to write a new post, which has been waiting for quiet some time now...
But not to sew...
I broke my leg!!!! two nights ago, I took care of the laundry, I slipped, and fell, and broke my ankle!
I am now laying on the sofa, can't do anything around the house.. other than feed one of the babies.
my husband is exhausted.. only two days and he's already desperate. I don't know how we'll survive 6 weeks of that!
So, he took all the kids and he's spending the day with his parents, hoping to get an hour of sleep there.
and I have time to blog...
first, I made my 5 years old a passover dress, from sheer purple fabric that I bought years ago from
The pattern is Little Girls Big Style - Basic Dress.

(sorry, I meant to put nice pictures, from Passover eve.. But I'm not sure we'll even attend it this year...)
Some remarks:
It was very difficult to handle this fabric and to gather it evenly, at some point I just quit trying and simply made little folds. It doesn't look as nice as gathers, but still OK.
The pattern runs big, really big. I made size 3, and it fits real nice. next time I will have to make a size bigger.

I cut the leftover fabric to two parts, I used the bigger one for a simple skirt for my 8 years old...

The small part I put aside, hoping to get something done for my little one, I really love this fabric, even though it is difficult.

Another thing...
I know I said using only stash fabric and patterns... And I usually follow this decision, but I could not resist Modkid new book
you can see it right here
It looks great, right???
It is great!
There are only patterns there for knit fabrics, and they all look really special,
I plan to make the swimsuits for this Summer, and the swim covers.
And I already made the bubble dress..
But this will be reported on the next post...
Bye for now,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mccall 6435 - two new tops

Hi There..
I know, I'm such a bad blogger! even worse, I can't keep track of all the blogs out there, with all this great inspiration. It's a difficult time for me, and I keep reminding myself that the twins are growing bigger, and in two years or so life WILL get easier.
but in te meantime...
I rarely craft anymore. I want to, I keep my to-do list very long, and getting longer, but I realise I can't make it all.
So I gave up in advance. I did not make the girls any costume for PURIM this year. Nor did I make any toy for my little ones.
I did make two new tops for myself.
The fabrics are not from my stash, because I had no jersey fabrics. But the pattern is from my stash. It is Mccall 6435

I made both views, with high quality Jersey fabric

The pattern review
Sizing: I made size 8. It's a bit too snug on me, I still did not get used to my post-pregnancy figure... So I guess that's my problem, not the pattern.
The directions great! though there is nothing special to be instructed about, it rally is a simple T shirt, made out of two fabrics to look unique.
Will I make it again? Made it twice already, will very likely make it again. maybe even with lace the way it is displayed on the pattern envelop.
fabric used: great jersey fabric that a friend fot for me.

It really is a great simple pattern, with lots of potential!

Pretty soon I plan to use some stash fabrics for some cute and simple summer projects for the girls. They may be prepared in the time for the next winter, but I'll have to take the chance :-)

Good day all!