Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cheetah jacket

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When Warre was born I made him this little jacket in a size 3mo. He wore it until he was about 7 months old and even the top button didn't close anymore. 

Time for a replacement! This time I opted for the biggest size available in the One to Hug pattern: size 18mo. Still some room for growth, but already way too cute!


The fabric is a french terry summer sweat by About Blue Fabrics, designed by Belgian Illustrator Eva Mouton


I had planned to sew piping all around the jacket, but somehow I managed to buy just 10cm less than needed for that. Instead I topstitched with a decorative stitch and used the piping only for the hood.


The best part of the One to Hug pattern is that it is reversible. The other side is a striped summer sweat by Nosh Organics that I won in the Compagnie M. contest.  

Straightaway from size 3mo to size 18mo. This cutie is growing so fast!


Outer fabric: Cheetah's by Eva Mouton for About Blue Fabrics
Inner fabric: stripes by Nosh Organics
Pattern: One to Hug, size 86
Model: Warre, 1 year and 4 months old


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Little baby Lucille

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I'm always excited when receiving birth cards. Welcoming new life is one of the most beautiful things on earth. 

I always base my birth present on the birth card. Lucille's card showed her and her bigger brother and sister wearing little pink ribbons and ties. It immediately reminded me of  a pink-and-rust colored jersey I had in my stash, and I knew I would sew dresses for the girls and a bowtie for their brother.


The fabric is Corax 03 jersey by our Belgian textile designer Lotte Martens. The quality is amazing! Soft and lightweight but still sturdy enough to make it easy to sew with. The fabric is 1.80 metres wide so I managed to sew these three items out of half a metre, and I still have a piece left. In case you'd be interest to buy this fabric, or any of Lottes other beautiful designs: keep an eye on her points of sale, since her fabrics will soon be for sale in several shops all around the world!


For her bigger sister Jeanne, I sewed a Millie dress (free pattern by Mix it Make it) in size 4y. It's still a little big on her but she loved it big time!


For Lucille I sewed a mini version of her sister's dress. I used another free pattern, this time the baby T-shirt by de Droomfabriek in size 4m. Unlike her sister, she wasn't really into posing, but you can imagine this little girl looking darling cute in her dress, no?


I wish you lots of luck in life, Lucille! I hope you will keep your beautiful smile forever.

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