Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy birthday and yet another bubble dress!

Since my 8 years old was born in the winter, it is always a challenge to find a cute winter dress for her birthday. As in lat year, she chose the Modkid bubble dress again I didn't even have to change the size, since she hardly grew...
So I don't really have much to write...

She chose the fabrics. not really what I liked but.. it was her birthday after all.
The cakes were a challenge: she wanted 'my little pony'. Since I knew it in advance, I order from aliexpress a little pony mold. It was a great help!

The other cake is a dolphin cake. All the sea animals are also from a mold. Let me tell you.. these molds are great! I plan to buy more... very soon. Real life savers. If anyone wants the details on the molds, I'll happily share!
This is NOT my new pattern of the month. I actually have what to show... soon!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Burda 11-2014-113 - cute top

Ok, this should have been the new pattern of the month for December 2014... But.. well, I've been busy!
Just a word.. I rarely find burda tops that I like AND that are comfortable looking AND are easy to sew... but this pattern is one of the few ever that seems to win all three criteria...
I looked at PatternReview.com and it's already been reviewed there several times. I know why, it is a cute little top with a unique look.

I like everything about this top. It's not too tight, but still has shape in it. I like the waist band and the pretty sleeves and the layered look...
So, I made it twice already.
Both version are from single knit fabrics. both are size 42, no changes at all. And I like both.

I'm not sure I'll make it again, since it is pretty unique. But maybe for the summer, with only one layer of sleeve. Maybe.
I think it is great pattern, It doesn't call for any special technique, and the result is a cute comfortable top, Great hit!