14 December, 2021

Big Butt Undies

 

I just finished sewing something for me, a stack of undies.

I call then Big Butt Undies because I like the coverage but the pattern that I use has many variations to suit your own needs. I also like that pattern because it uses smaller pattern pieces, in fact that watermelon pair was actually a fat quarter.

I was going to make a YouTube tutorial for them using both a sewing machine and also a serger/overlocker. What do you think, is that something that would appeal to you? I promise, they are super easy to make and much, much cheaper than buying a pair. I even tried to turn one into 'period undies' and it worked out fine too!

Undies sewing pattern here.....

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01 December, 2021

Handmade gift guide

 Ok, so the festive season is fast approaching and you're stressing about making all the gifts to give.

Well, you can still give handmade without makers anxiety.. you give handmade items from other makers instead!

Here's some great suggestions for you, you can start here at this Gift Guide but if you need some more inspiration then check out this gorgeous cockatoo that would look awesome on any fence or in any garden, Find more like it in the Gifts for Home & Garden collection.


Or perhaps you're after something to decorate a person rather than a fence, then check out this super cute cat in a box necklace that I added to the Gifts to Wear collection.

Or if you have some Maker's in your life or wannabe Maker's then what about this cute DIY Rainbow kit that I've included in the Gifts for DIY'ers collection.


These are just a few suggestions, if you hit the collections links then it'll lead you to a bunch more.
Happy web browsing & buying!

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26 November, 2021

Quick Pants!

 

This has to be my most quickest clothing make ever. I bought the pattern, printed it, cut it & sewed it all within 24 hours. World record for me. These things normally take months, well, to be honest, sometimes years!  I've been home sick for 2 weeks, my 10yo son has been home sick from school this week with me and I'm bored. 

I stumbled across this designer somehow and fell in love with the Capris. I honestly bought the pattern for the Capris but I wanted to 'test' the pattern out first before committing 'good fabric'. I found this large remnant of blue knit fabric in the back of my cupboard and it's enough for joggers, so I decided to test the jogger size out and then later I can make Capris.

I love them. They fit perfectly. 

Pattern is this one. Go buy it, it was easy and it's super size inclusive up to a 70" hip. The world needs more size inclusive designers like this.

The pattern comes with these Joggers and Capris, lots of options for pockets AND then the pattern shows you all the way to adjust them, so you get the perfect fit for you.

Ok, so now I'm tired, less bored but still sick. I'm going to curl up with a good book now. 

Please excuse the daggy photos!

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01 November, 2021

What are these?

Something a little different today, can you guess what these (above) are?

I hadn't made them before today, this was my first time sewing them. They looked harder to sew than they were.

They are the best ever scraps stash busting thing ever, one piece of the pattern was super small, perfect for those itty bitty scraps.

Yes, I used knit/stretch fabric, it's a 95/5 blend for extra stretch & recovery. 

The picture looks like I made 4 things but in fact I made 2. 

I made 2 pairs. ...worked it out yet?

My kids were super excited to try them on, they've now asked for more in every colour available. My son says they are more comfortable than shop bought ones. My daughter asked for ones with pompoms.

The pattern is this one. Go grab it and use your scraps. 

Aren't they the cutest things ever!  These were the first test ones, so I just used the first scraps I came too. The heels & toes were optional, I really liked the heels as they turn a 'tube sock' into a 'proper sock't that doesn't slip off the foot easily. The cuffs were also optional, I liked the pop of colour at the top.

They come in heaps of sizes, lengths and options, they even come in tights and adult sizes

The pattern was well written with heaps of instructions, making them easy to sew.

Now that I've mastered these, I'm tempted to make more and to also make these ones because I know my son would just love them and he's getting harder to buy & make for as he gets older (he turns 11 soon).

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