10 October 2012

My Day 2

...kcwc day three
oh last night was fun. elsa fell asleep as i cooked the pasta dinner. and then wouldn't go to bed. no way.

so i did a bit more sewing with an assistant. the top still isn't finished but i got the binding on and now just need to turn under the little shoulder inserts. and snip all those threads. of course elsa refuses to wear it for a photo :(

i could do with making another one of these tops straight away with the lessons i learned as i made it. that is the trouble when you don't quite have a plan...i am going to write my own little how to on the pattern i traced. like how i should have left a length of bias binding at the centre back so i could stitch it through to make a ribbon tie instead of having to add extra pieces. the top should have a button opening but a tie closure looks cute too. it would probably be better in a slightly stretchy fabric as a top for a toddler...they move so much!! i think it is going to look really sweet over a simple white turtle neck though. now what to bribe her with to model it for me?

i also got a little distracted with a mini project to revamp one of elsa's jumpers from last year. it still fits her but no matter how many times i washed it there were a couple of stains right on the centre front. grrr. i almost threw it away but then had a spark of inspiration and added a little (anna maria horner) voile ruffle down the middle. i am pleased and so is she!


  1. This looks gorgeous, we need a catch up email soon, love to you all xxxx

  2. kiss kiss back :) and thanks!
    hope you are all ok. i know you are super-busy...exciting times! how is the new shop coming along? i have no doubt i'd be quite happy to buy anything and everything in it! be in touch soon.

  3. Beautiful top (love the shoulder insets), and great ruffle fix!

  4. Lovely, lovely ... the ruffle front on the little jumper is both pretty and ingenious ... it looks brand new ... clever you :) ... Bee x

  5. I love the details on both tops. Wonderful colors!

    I'd love for you to link this up to WKWW-What Kids Wore Wednesday Link Party this week at ONE little MOMMA!




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