Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bits and Bobs

I am very behind with my blogging so a quick catch up.
A quick swimsuit for Zara in a bold orange.
The same swimsuit pattern I used here

I made it to her measurements and added several inches to her length.
Too much, unfortunately.
I was able to save it with a shelf bra but this one has been handed on to a more buxom friend.
For the next one, I cut a muslin which fit so well I finished it!
I self lined the suit, I find with the constant use swimmers get here they last better/less bagginess.
Next, some long promised shiny goldenness.
Oliver+S Playtime leggings
I used some gold spandex from Spotlight. It sewed up quite well but I found I had to overlock each seam twice as there were skipped stitches, even with a brand new needle.
With the first wear, the seam 'opened' up a wee bit but has not got any worse and it holding strongly so that may just be the nature of the fabric?

I made Liddy the size 12, with length, Tilly the size 4 with length and Trixie a straight 2T.
(Elizabeth's were just drafted from some she already had)


'Til we meet again!

xx N

8 comments:

  1. There you are!! I was wondering where you were. I'm all the way across the world near Chicago but I love reading about your life :)

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    1. Oh wow, what a lovely thing to read!
      I had decided to give up blogging but was stuck in bed unwell so thought I would fill in some time.
      I will keep at it.
      (I know my mum reads)
      xx N

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    2. I just saw your reply - hope you are better!! I use feedly.com and follow lots of blogs, but yours is the first I look for, please keep going, if you have time. And because mums want to know what's going on :) I love to sew but don't make as many clothes (more quilting than clothes) but going to start on a fancy dress for my 14 year old shortly.

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    3. Thank you, you made my day.
      xx N

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  2. I can't even handle Baby Bea's belly and her matching dolly leggings!!! CUTE ATTACK! Great sewing all around, friend.

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  3. Thank you lovely!
    Those baby bellies disappear too fast for my liking.
    xx N

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  4. I know the girls love those shiny gold leggings! Love the picture of all four modeled.

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