Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have not been as fast with the creating/sewing as I would have liked due to some personal issues and unfortunately have missed all the lovely Christmas markets here in Hobart.
Not to worry, I have decided to just put my head down and get stuck into it and work towards a new year market. So here are my first creations.
I have tested out a pattern for a reversible pop over top and am really happy with the results. I made two of them with the same fabrics and the great thing is that these can start as dresses and then become tops as the child grows.
I then made some applique bird tees with the left over fabric. The fabric is fused & top stitched, the legs are a zig zag stitch, there is a small wing in contrasting fabric and a button eye. My inspiration for this design was the lovely metal bird which I bought from a stall at Salamanca Markets earlier in the year. I also intend to create some hair ties/clips with the same fabric.
I know it's not much but it's a great start and I am very excited.
I am also waiting on some self cover button accessories & my business cards to arrive, so it's all happening. Never mind that it's my daughter's birthday in just over 2 weeks and then Christmas 11 days after that - yikes!