I have always loved making things, working out how to do it, giving it my best (Then realising I'd spent more money than just buying the thing I was trying to make!) Anyway after a little while of not making too much, I'm trying to get back into doing what I love.
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In the week just gone, I found myself at home alone while my children were back at school.
To keep myself busy I gave myself lots of sewing to do! (I know, hard life!) Firstly, I finished the Drunk Love 2 Tone quilt. I am so proud of this quilt. It's a LOT of sewing, but I took my time, only picked it up when I could do 3+ hours without stress and decided it would be finished when it was finished.
Then, I made a Red Riding Hood cape for World Book Day! We are going as favourite book/ poetry characters. I'm inspired by Roald Dahl's rhyming poem of LRH!
After that, I bought the Mollie Makes Red Nose Day Crafternoon Magazine (say that Drunk!) and made the Sew Over It Molly Breton Top which was in the magazine (and the main reason that I bought it). I realised afterwards it's a similar pattern to the Great British Sewing Bee's Breton top pattern in their last book with new judge Esme on the front!! Anyway I used a flower patterned jersey fabric which I bought c2 years ago. And it turned out really well. I will definitely make a few more if these.
After that, I took out my unfinished Sew Over It Heather dress that I started just after the pattern release and took the side seams in as it was far too wide. Now the fit is much better. As it's black it's hard to see the details.
The last thing that I made was a pair of girls' leggings for my 4 year old niece. She's quite tall for her age so I cut the size 6. I used left over fabric from another project that I did a while ago.