Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gearing Up

Here are some of my incomplete /nowhere-even-near-started projects (the ones I can actually tell you about, I mean):
  • One yellow tunic
  • 25++ pockets
  • One Toadstool/Fairy Pattern
  • One denim skirt
  • One formal dress for self for important party
  • One blouse for very important family member
  • About one thousand cardboard projects
  • One knit dress for self for no reason
  • Several knit dresses for girls
and there I went, shopping for fancy trims and Tshirt knits
for Renaissance Festival costumes. I love sewing costumes - so over-the-top.

What pattern? Simplicity? Ottobre? Burda? McCalls?

Nay, fair damsels: Old ladybird children's books:

Let's see how they turn out! Off to the market now with the kids - the sun just came out. Sewing can wait.


  1. neat! I'm wondering where you get your LadyBird books. My husband remembers them fondly from his childhood and recommends them for my little ones. I never read them growing up. Thanks for your input.

  2. I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and I gotta tell you that you're awesome and a crazy creative woman after my own heart. I got my first sewing machine about 8 months ago and I love it! I've mostly made/attempted to make clothes for my 2 girls (yours are VERY cute btw)from free patterns or making my own patterns. Thank you for all the wonderful free patterns and tutorials. I plan to start with th ballet slippers and I can't decide what to do next. Thanks again!


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