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1  PJ Bottoms with Cami and Undies in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by catjonfitz on: February 03, 2009 01:31:02 AM
I Have My Sewing Mojo Back!  Grin

(For now at least!)

Today I made:
PJ bottoms to match my robe:

And a cami and undies set in red to match!

I'm feeling happy and productive! (Maybe that's just the wine?)
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2  Pink Patchwork Skirt in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: February 02, 2009 01:58:40 AM
For My Niece.

I saw this fun patchwork skirt that vegbee had posted on her blog (http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html)and had wanted to make one. A while ago Spotlight had a sale on fat quarters and I had picked up 10 different pinks with this project in mind. Each square is 5 inches, the first tier is 10 squares, the second is 20 squares and the third tier is 40 squares. Quite a full skirt by the end.

On Teddy:

Top view on Teddy:

Laid flat on the floor:

Now I need to get it in the post.
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3  Summer Robe in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by catjonfitz on: February 02, 2009 01:51:27 AM
New Look 6657
I have been wanting a new Summer Robe for a while and have just got my hands on quite a few metres of this fabulous tropical cotton. I needed to try out this pattern from New Look. I felt that a red contrast would make the print pop. I am quite happy with the final result. I made the medium size, long length, short sleeve with pockets.



Pocket Detail:

I didn't worry about matching the pattern for the pockets as I kind of wanted to see them.

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4  Retro Red Apron in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by catjonfitz on: February 02, 2009 01:47:23 AM
Simplicity 4282.
I had bought this patterns a while ago and finally got around to making one. View A, size large. The fabric is a furnishing fabric remnant bought for 50c per metre with gold satin bias binding. I have wanted a red apron for a while and finally got around to making one.



Modifications included lengthening the bodice, crossing the back straps and omitting the buttons on the back straps.
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5  Coordinated dresses and frilled bloomers. in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: November 12, 2008 09:36:17 PM
Some more dresses for my niece.

I bought this really cute pattern while they were less than half price at Spotlight recently and just had to make it.
From New Look 6794.
All made from printed cotton and eyelet lace. I made a size large, but I think these will be a bit too big for her now, hopefully she will grow into them before the end of the summer (here in Oz).

This is dress C over dress B:

Dress B:

Dress C:

Dress C over Bloomers D:

Bloomers D:

Thanks for looking. I hope my SIL likes them when I finally get around to posting them to her.
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6  Orange gingham, daisies and a ruffly bottom! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: November 12, 2008 09:24:09 PM
Made for my niece:

And the ruffly panties:

All made from an old pattern Butterick 3949 from 1986. The ruffles on the bottom are rows of eyelet lace sewn across the back before the side seams were sewn. Made with a remnant of printed cotton and trimmed with eyelet lace. All very easy.
I hope my SIL loves it, must post it soon.

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7  Red and White Dotty Border Print Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by catjonfitz on: October 12, 2008 09:14:58 PM

I recently bought some red and white dotty border print light weight cotton and wanted to make a fun dress ready for the Australian Summer. I used the top part of a princess seam dress to make the bodice and simply gathered the skirt on. I used some left over fabric to make a sash. I haven't worn it yet as the weather got cool and wet just after I finished it, but it's warming up now.




Thanks for looking.
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8  Tulip top and pants for Mum in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: October 12, 2008 09:03:34 PM
I made some more clothes for Mum.
I bought Simplicity 4165 (from the Khaliah Ali Collection) as it looked like a cool comfortable top for the Australian Summer heat. I really liked that it had pleats instead of gathers. I used a lightweight cotton print and a plain cotton broadcloth for the yoke.



I made some pants from a plain linen using Simplicity 4193. They were very easy to make! I cut them exactly as the pattern said, they are a very wide leg and even though the are a cropped leg on the model I guessed they would be almost full length on Mum (we both have very short legs!) and they were.

Pants (on my floor):

Top and Pants on Mum: Longer sleeves may have been more flattering but I didn't have enough fabric.

Thanks for looking.
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9  Skirt for Mum in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: October 12, 2008 08:53:04 PM
This is a skirt made for my Mum out of linen using Simplicity 4193. It is a 6 gored skirt which I modified to have pockets on the front side panels. It is a really easy pattern and went together in an afternoon.


Mum wearing skirt (I know it's not the most flattering photo but it's the only one my Dad sent me.):

I also made a tag to go in the side seam:

Mum said it fits well, is comfortable and she loves it.
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10  Kingsley the very large chocolate bear. in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by catjonfitz on: July 23, 2008 09:23:23 PM
Eight weeks ago I had another nephew born, so I needed to make another bear. As I had not started before the baby was born I asked if they had any requests. The only request was the bear had to have a growler.

I also decided it was time I tried making a fully jointed bear. This is the result. He is very large, standing at about 70cm (28 inches). He is made from a dark chocolate corduroy. He is quite fat, has a slightly sad face, a large hump on his back but is quite cuddly. It was also my first attempt at using glass eyes instead of buttons. He has kept me company on a long drive (about 900km round trip) out to see my sick Grandmother. I did the hand stitching to close his limbs while I was sitting in her hospital room. So I have grown rather attached to him. Just as well I haven't had to send him too far away to live.

He needed a classic Hawaiian Shirt as his wardrobe which meant I had to find an appropriate pattern and fabric, then match the pattern across the front opening of the shirt. It is not perfect but I had to accept that it was close enough and it would have to do.

Close up of face:

Side view with mood lighting:

Hope you like him.
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