Sunday, 12 June 2011

MMJ catch up and assorted notions

I need to catch up on MMJ but first here's a couple of pictures from life this week.
It was a very rainy sunday here today so Little I and I made this camera. Here is the link for instructions by Jessica Wilson.

She also blogs here at scrumdillydo where you will find lots more ideas. Our camera is not as beautiful as Jessica's but Little I wanted to be in charge of the making and design.

My latest ebay purchase, this collection of Coates cotton for £1.64.

They are lying on some dark blue fabric that I am currently sewing up into the Portfolio trousers from the Lisette for Simplicity 2245 pattern, part of my Summer Essentials Sewalong plan, which I really need to blog in detail.
Kiki doll from Clothkits. I sewed this doll for Little I's birthday at the end of April. I bought the pattern on sale last autumn meaning to sew her up for Christmas but ran out of time!

Day 10 -

Me Made dress from Simplicity 3964 - Built by Wendy for Simplicity. It was cold so I wore this with leggings.

Verdict - a great dress - comfortable. But one of those could-be maternity dresses. I have lost the self fabric belt that goes with it. If I made it again I would make it a tiny bit longer though. It creases a lot by the end of the day.

I love this dress but when it is hot weather I have to wear a half slip under it as the skirt is a bit transparent. I made a slip last summer for it and then promptly lost it. I think it may have accidentally gone in a bag to the fabric bins as I cannot find it anywhere. I hate it when I do stupid things like that. It is usually due to too much rushing around.
So now I have make another slip and annoyingly have no suitable fabric in my stash.

Day 11 - Me Made top from Simplicity 3835

Verdict - it is hard work trying to ride a bike that is too small for you!


  1. Just catching up on MMJ reading. You look very cute on your tricycle! I look forward to seeing your Portfolio trousers - not many sewists seem to have made them, so I will be interested to see what you think of the fit etc.

  2. You look adorable on that bike :)