Here are the 2 waistcoats.
I am so pleased with them. I can't decide if they are more Fred Flinstone or Footballers Wife? On my children they're probably veering to the caveman side of things, given nothing stays clean that long and they never look that groomed (the kids not the coats)! Also incredibly pleasing is the fact that the pair of them cost me less than $2 total (the coats not the kids). I found 4 remnants of the fur in the op shop for $1.50. I don't know what got me to buy it but I just saw it and was sure I could get 2 little waistcoats out of it. The linings are remnants of old vintage sheets that I had already used for other makes (my Chloe and an unblogged top for my mum), the buttons were in my jar (20c the two - op shop of course) and the pattern was from Burda Style 10/12. The pattern originally had a hood but I didn't have enough fur and thought the weight might also pull the waistcoat off the little people's shoulders. I sewed them up immediately as I knew the fur wouldn't have many other uses and I wanted to make them before another project stole my attention and inspiration.
I made sizes 104 and 98 (pictured)
|My small one rocking the cave woman look, complete with uggs. Poor girl, styled by her mum and feeling a bit ill too.|
|The pockets work.|
You can just spot the other tunic top, also from Burda 09/12 which has lovely puffy bottoms to the sleeves. This one is made from some quilting material I brough when I first started sewing again. I love the print, some how I cut out the 1st front with the pattern off centre but luckily I had enough to cut another as it would have bugged me all the time.
Other seriously exciting news is that I won the Tessuti birthday give away!!!! Yey me. I was thinking that I had entered a few giveaways and sometime one of the random picks should randomly pick me. I mean some giveaways are popular but its not lottery type odds. Nonetheless I was pretty flabberghasted when I found that I actually had won one, and one with such a great gift as well.
Soon after seven meters of lovely linen found their way to me. I've got 1.5m of the blue and pink which are both lighter weight and 2 m of each of the white and beige which are a bit heavier. I am thinking a buttion up shirt in the pink and maybe some type of tunic/smock top in the blue? Maybe a Tova or Tessuti's Mia tunic - we shall see. What about the others? A dress, some wide leg pants? Does anyone have any good ideas or suggestions for patterns? A great dilemma to have.