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Kids clothes

Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina

World book day – Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina.

By Julia Claridge | March 4, 2018
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Last week there was much excitement about the yearly event – World book day. This always entails rustling up some sort of costume which is now automatically understood  will be a Mummy make. I don’t think my kids even know that you can actually buy costumes for such events! Last year was my little boys…

Handmade kids dressing up costumes

Happy Halloween – Handmade kids dressing up costumes.

By Julia Claridge | November 3, 2017
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Halloween for the last couple of years has coincided with trading at the Big Textile show in Leicester, which has meant spare time has been a bit limited. As my kids are now a bit older and not having such huge growth spurts I suggested they might wear last years vampire costumes again! However that…

holiday wardrobe

mix and match super quick holiday wardrobe.

By Julia Claridge | August 9, 2017
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Despite having zero time left before setting off for a family holiday a few weeks ago, I was really determined to make a mini quick, practical holiday collection of clothing for each of my kids. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, I now pretty much make all my own clothes since I set myself…

unicorn themed

A creative unicorn themed eighth birthday party!

By Julia Claridge | July 14, 2017
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Last week we celebrated my daughters eighth birthday, which of course meant party time! A few years ago my sister said to me I had made a rod for my own back by creating elaborate birthday parties. She was indeed right! The minute one of my kids is nearing their birthday they begin asking about…

first handmade clothes

My first handmade clothes – aged 5 and 7

By Julia Claridge | June 5, 2017
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A few weeks ago after writing a couple of articles about how and when I started sewing it occurred to me that my kids are now similar ages to when I first fell in love with the sewing machine. Though they have both used my sewing machines they hadn’t up to this point made anything…

Rosie pattern

Pattern testing the new Rosie pattern.

By Julia Claridge | May 21, 2017
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On the lead up to launching my first sewing pattern, I was keen to check the instructions and pattern were easy to use and made complete sense especially to beginners which are the target audience for this first pattern. I posted a blog post asking for people to test the pattern and was overwhelmed with the response. It…

kids sweatshirt and slim fit joggers

Handmade kids sweatshirt and slim fit joggers

By Julia Claridge | January 18, 2017
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I am super excited (and a bit nervous) about the launch of my first sewing pattern which is only weeks away…hopefully! Depending on what my lovely group of pattern testers have to say. But obviously I can’t launch one pattern and leave it at that, so I’ve worked out a bit of a plan of…

World book day

The World book day disaster!!

By Julia Claridge | March 4, 2016
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A couple of weeks ago someone mentioned World book day, which prompted a conversation with my little girl about what to dress up as this year. Last year Ella dressed up as Cinderella, as depicted in the Ladybird story book that I had as a little girl. It was the…

kids wardrobe - t-shirts

The kids wardrobe – t-shirts – January 2016

By Julia Claridge | February 12, 2016
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I am a bit late writing my monthly blog posts this month. January seems to have become mid February all of a sudden! Nevertheless lots has been going on as usual. Development wise I have been working on a basic semi fitted t-shirt block. A simple style that I want to offer as a sewing…

kids wardrobe - proud mummy

The kids wardrobe – proud mummy – December 2015

By Julia Claridge | December 30, 2015
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This months issue of Sewing World magazine was very exciting, it not only featured my ladies linen apron dress, which is one of my fav projects for the magazine, but it also featured the first installment of my bridesmaid dress. The bridesmaid dress is part of a trio of projects the next installments with coordinating…

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