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 items will be published in the months ahead.
There was a lack of young girls suitable for modelling when we were planning the projects and deciding what size to make the photo-shoot samples. Luckily Emma the editor is always super organised and we were planning this at the beginning of the year. It worked out I was able to complete the projects in the summer while my little girl was on summer holidays and attend a photo-shoot at the beautiful Stanbrook Abbey. We had a lovely day out and Ella was a well behaved little model. I know I am biased but I think she looks gorgeous. It was also great to meet the Sewing World team who were all lovely.
Talking of beautiful little girls…here’s another one. I have enjoyed making up my first few orders since launching my online shop last month. This little girl is many miles away in Dominican Republic.
This handsome young man is slightly closer to home but looks great in his Bobbins ‘Sammy’ shirt. He was allowed to choose his own fabric print. I think he has very good taste this is my favorite print for boys to!
I was very pleased when this ‘Tilly’ tutu skirt was ordered in age 3. I think its very necessary aged three to own proper swirling and twirling equipment!
Of course I couldn’t leave out my two little monkeys at Christmas. Ella had been wandering past this peony print fabric and stroking it in my sewing room for a few weeks. This is one of the combos for the spring/summer range. I decided to make it up for her and left it next to her Christmas stocking on Christmas morning.
Joseph feel in love with this not so subtle dinosaur print when we were at the Fabric Guild. He actually wanted all three dinosuar prints that they were selling, I did manage to prize him out of the shop with just one, which I made into a special Christmas morning ‘Sammy’ shirt for him.
Alongside all of this I managed to make a large chunk of my Christmas presents this year. I matched existing projects to family members and friends and found I had gifts suitable for nearly all of them in my repertoire of projects. You can’t go wrong with PJ’s, by changing the print you making the appropriate size you can cater for younger kids, older kids and adults.
Anyone else make their Christmas pressies this year?