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« on: November 01, 2012 12:37:57 PM »

'Scuse the mass post; I'm going through some photos in a lame, half-hearted attempt at organising them, and found a bunch of clothes I'd made.

Here we go...

This was a cute little spring jacket from Emma Hardy's Making Children's Clothes. It didn't fit for long, sadly.

My daughter is modelling a messenger bag I made for my nephew. Sadly, said nephew's father took one look at it, declared it a handbag and no son of his, etc, and banished it. I hear the nephlet has since unearthed it and uses it to carry around his toy cars, though. Heh.

Here's DD in a party dress I made from a modified Ottobre pattern. The skirt's a little longer and fuller than it should have been, to accommodate twirling preferences; and I accidentally bought fabric in a narrower width than the pattern stated, so I had to add the curved yoke thingy and do some fancy cutting to avoid running out of fabric!

And here she is wearing the apron I made for the birthday girl. It's meant to tie around the waist, not the bust, but what can I say - DH took the photo. A heavily modified version of another Emma Hardy pattern - I basically just kept her idea of a cutout neckhole and ties round the front.

I made this whole outfit for DS: the shirt before he was born, the biblet copied from one my sister sent me, the waistcoat and trousers from Ottobre.

Another waistcoat and trousies, both Ottobre. I love Ottobre! He's not unhappy in this photo, just temporarily worried that his tummy button has gone AWOL. Don't worry, he found it.

Another shirt and Ottobre shorts:

Going back in time a bit, a heavily-modified Ottobre overall pattern. These were made from the fabric of one of our groomsmen's shirts! They were big medieval-type shirts, so there was plenty of fabric to work with.

And a not-so-flattering shot of the baby in another pair - the same pattern, but much closer to the original.

And here's DD modelling the Snow White dress I made her for her fourth birthday. Naturally, the dress isn't ironed in the picture - the sleeves look better when they are. That was in May, and the dress is now distinctly worn and dingy-looking around the bottom, has been repaired twice, and is nearly too small. I'm making her a Cinderella costume for Christmas, based on the same pattern, but sized up and altered.

I'm pretty sure I've done more sewing than that recently, but that'll do for now!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 02:21:29 AM »

Ooh, you have been busy. What a shame that jacket was grown out of so quickly, it's lovely. Snow White is amazing too.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012 11:32:44 AM »

Lovely outfits! And that jacket you made him totally rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012 06:25:35 AM »

I LOVE everything! I'll have to check out this Ottobre you speak of.

Your kiddos are gorgeous!

« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012 08:39:05 AM »

I LOVE the snow white dress and the boys clothes are so cute ^_^
your kids are adorable Smiley

« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012 10:48:35 AM »

Lovey sewing!  Would that be a turkey in the background?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012 09:45:08 PM »

Hee! No, just a ridiculously large Black Orpington. She's called Georgia. Arial (younger Blue Orpington) and Lucida and Wingdings (two Lavender Aracaunas) are behind her.

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013 01:34:10 PM »

Everything looks great!  Those elephant overalls are the cutest Smiley  I also love the snow white dress.  Beautiful!

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