28 March 2011
24 March 2011
One particularly thrifty sort of day I went hunting specifically for interesting knit prints and came back with the Cloud. The Lion is one of Archie's old onesies. The Pandas are from Hudson's shorts. The legs from left to right are made from a t-shirt, my sweaty old track pants and my brother's non-sweaty sweater...feeling pretty virtuous!
19 March 2011
You might have started to notice a little Complusive Crafting Disorder going on here... surely I'm not alone in getting hooked on a project (hoodies, 90 min shirts) then doing it to death!? Lets call it being 'thorough', after all, Archie's winter wardrobe is now fully stocked in the top department (although more 90 min shirts are never out of the question). Pants should probably be next; and then we can stop cropping all the pics above the waist.
Archie felt his 'hot-cross bun' prop added something special to the scene. Who was I to argue?
The front and back is re-purposed from a brand new men's shirt ( I know I know, but it IS from etsy, so is still technically supporting the hand-made!). The sleeves are from a really cosy, well-loved ladies sweater, thrifted.
This year's hand-made / thrifted clothes regime was only ever intended as a bit of fun and a damn good excuse to go op-shopping. But I'm now I'm totally hooked and entertaining thoughts of making an entire years worth of clothes for the boys just for kicks. Over ambitious?
18 March 2011
15 March 2011
Welcome to da 'hood'
Apparently we live in the one second from the right with the tall bay windows.
As you can see its still too warm to actually wear a hoodie in sunny Queensland...so for now we'll have to pretend its winter
Archie's Neighbourhood Tours are: 'pants optional'.
11 March 2011
After a recent sewing disaster involving a red dress and tears at sewing lessons (emBARRASSING!), this rookie sewer was in dire need of a confidence boost. It came in the form of this super fun project! Urban Hoodie pattern by Heidi and Finn.
I'm sure we'll all agree that the fabric hunt is half the fun? Since being overcome with 'navy-nautical-sailor-stripey-frenchie' fever of late, I was lucky and surprised to pounce on this interlock knit at Spotlight...my least favourite destination for fabric...blah! Lined with scraps from four different men's tees; if we were to dissect this beautiful specimen we would find an 'unco' aray of beige, red, cream and brown inside. So nice to include some up-cycling!
The only adjustments made were with the sizing; I originally cut a size 3 for Archie and it sucktioned onto him like a squid underneath the arms (apparently others have had similar issues). I was using a thicker fleecy knit (marle?), and the pattern calls for 'lightweight knit'. Still, after jumping up to a size 5 and using a lightweight knit, plus reducing seams to 3/8 instead of 5/8 under arms, the fit is more 'glove' and less 'straight-jacket'!
07 March 2011
Usually my new years resolutions have involved the following: get fit, eat healthy and become a surfie chick. This year things took an unexpected turn...
- Make / op-shop any clothes I might want
- Hand-make and buy handmade gifts
- Become unimaginably FAB at sewing
- Make brownies and rice-paper rolls
even more tantaslising than that list is this one...
SEWING PROJECTS 2011...
I love the idea of a personal Scavenger Bag for Archie for all his manly treasures. perhaps this tutorial by Sew GrownAnd...