Oh and I need to make a Rapunzel Wig for a friends little girl too...not sure how much sleep I will be getting between now and Christmas!
Oh and what am I going to sew? Well first up will be the flat front gathered ladies skirt from Pattern Emporium. You may remember that I made one for Miss Elsa a while ago. Now it's my turn!
You may have seen that my last post was in July! Yes 3 months ago! I had fully intended to see the KCWC through but as you can see I only posted up to day 2! Whoops!
There has been plenty of sewing happening here though. Mostly store sewing. Lots of fabric purchases...including some for ME! I now just have to find the time to sew for myself! I have lots of patterns in mind (future blog post perhaps?).
This week has been particularly crazy! Last week Miss 3 fell off the bunk bed which we had only received 4 days earlier and broke her arm. We went off to emergency and had X-rays and they couldn't see a lot due to the bones in little ones not be calcified like ours are so they assumed a simple fracture and put it in a cast and sent us home to be seen by the Orthopaedic Clinic in 7 days time. 7 days later and we find out it was not so simple and she would need surgery the following morning! To cut a long story short all is ok and the surgery went well but we have lots of X-rays and appointments and another surgery over the next couple of months! Miss 3 was a champion! She was charming everyone and was the model patient(as told to us by almost every nurse that saw her!)
Seeing the children in hospital that had much greater problems than my little one really made me so thankful that all she was in there for was a broken arm. It is so easy to go about our daily lives and not be thankful for the basic things we have, like our health! So if you are reading this today go and hug your family and be thankful for what you have because there is someone who is much worse off than you out there no matter how bad you think things are!
Today I was going to finish that outfit for Miss 3 but Miss 6 had other ideas! I don’t blamer her though as Miss 3 gets most of my sewing samples for the store and it really was her turn!
This is the Flat Front Elastic Back skirt by Pattern Emporium. I made the size 6 with light gathers, tea length and pockets. I am so glad I did the pockets as they really add something to the skirt.
I had issues finding the right colour thread for the topstitching. I had a dark brown in my thread stash but it was way too dark. I ended up going with a dark gold colour and in the daylight it actually looks fine. I was all prepared to be unpicking the hem this morning to resew with a better match!
I will definitely sew this one again. I didn’t actually make the pattern pieces as directed in the pattern. I just cut them with my rotary cutter and mat. I think this was a lot faster for me. Oh I did use the pocket pattern pieces though.
I have pulled out some Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton that I might knit a little singlet top to match. I am still not sure about this though as I really like the tucked in look so you can see the waistband and cute pockets!
As you can see the pockets were a hit!