Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Easter frocks all sweet & floral

During the lead up to Easter I've been busy whipping up some sweet little floral dresses. All dresses are made from upcycled vintage cottons that I have op shopped over the last year or so from local charity stores. These dresses are very versatile as they can be worn over long sleeved tops & tights for winter, as well being perfect for summer as is. The style is very roomy with a drawstring waist which allows for many years of comfortable wear.

The two dresses with the contrast border hemline have a pretty lace applique detail, so fancy schmancy.

All these dresses are now hanging in Mooch Inside at Hardys Bay looking quite a treat if I may say so myself. I hope who ever buys them gets as much enjoyment out of them as I did putting together the print combinations & sewing them. Each dress I make is a one of a kind a has a lot of love that goes into it's fruition.

I thought a little handmade brooch might be nice for this dress using the dress fabric & an antique green button.

This little dress has a great 1950's feel to it with the printed border hemline & lace trim. Gorgeous yellow old rose print.

It's the last day of the Easter School Holidays here in NSW Australia & I guess it leaves me with mixed feelings. It has been so lovely having lots of relaxing time at home with the kids doing our own thing & with no fixed routine, but I would be fibbing if I didn't say that I was looking forward to having time to myself for my sewing.

Hope you all had a special time with family & friends over Easter. I would love to hear what you got up to & whether or not you celebrate Easter at all.

Monday, 4 April 2011

red,white & blue the boys love you

Easter holidays are fast approaching, with some school children already on vacation in our area. This means lots of holiday makers & extra people visiting the store in which I sell my sean-the- prawn goodies, so I like to top up my stock. I have decided to make a couple of cot quilts/throws & probably 3 of my little puff sleeved drawstring waist dresses (picnic dresses).
These snap shots show my first completed quilt made from gorgeous Japanese craft fabrics & screen printed red linen fabric from the Prints Charming girls. I also threw in a little blue & white stripped ticking fabric to pull it all together.
I backed the quilt with a very feint, fine beige & brown stripe printed fabric. The border is a very narrow, hand stitched binding which is the same fabric as the backing.

Originally intended for a little boys room, I now think it is quite contemporary & could sit well in any room of the house where even the adults could enjoy it's playfulness. The monkey fabric is just too cute, love it!