Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Enid Pinis

Both of these are made from vintage tablecloths. The green one is a buttery soft linen. The cloth was circular so I managed to fussy cut it with the lace edging. I have enough of the cloth left for maybe a skirt, but that's all.

The second is the regular sized pini in the same fabric as the one shown earlier but with green commercial binding. I love them both. I hope to downsize the pattern to fit my nearly 2yo. I have a little of the yellow rose fabric left.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

An Enid Gilchrist Pretty Pini from Play Clothes. This is my favourite I have made of these so far. I used a vintage tablecloth which I have been hoarding for absolutely ages, waiting for the perfect project. I really love how it turned out with the print placement. This is a size 5-7 I sized up and I have another waiting binding in size 2-4.

Now I will be scrounging for more tablecloths. I have another different one on the cutting table now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

This bib is from Enids baby book ,it should keep Susannahs clothes nice and clean when she starts eating solids

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blouse with Shirred sleeves sz2-3 (giveaway)

I finally finished one of the Enids. This is the shirred blouse from a Play Clothes edition. I'm not sure which one as it had no cover.
It is made from a light spotted blue floral voile with poly cotton poplin collar, resin snaps.
It has some issues but I just wanted it finished. It wasn't difficult, I just had to get a new machine half way through, and have been busy and not well.
The shirring was a lot easier than I thought but I am not sure how to adjust the tension of the bobbin in the new machine, then forgot to leave adjustment so it ended up being a bit tight for my DD across the front.
I used snaps at the back of course being a buttonholephobe lol. There is a small square of interfacing between the layers to reinforce the snap area. Being all muddle headed with a cold I put the snaps on before putting on the collar ribbon facing so it is not perfect above the snaps, but not disastrous, and just stitched the ribbon down without turning under. A soft binding would have been better but I was working with what I had. I shirred across the front instead of just using gathered stitches as I was worried they would break after I did it. I carefully unpicked it from the light voile before shirring 2 rows in the same position.
I will make this again however, I think I will make it a bit longer and maybe also use the basic pattern to do a simple peasant top without the collar and back opening. The collar is sweet though. It is sz2-3 but I think it is a little on the short/small side.
Excuse Pearl (23months old), she was grabbed straight from the trampoline for modelling. Lucky she loves having her photo taken.

As this is a bit small for my big bellied girl, if someone has a little skinny minny 1-2yo and would like this blouse, please leave a comment and contact me and it is yours. Australia only, unless you want to pay postage.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jacket Number Two

Nice and snuggly for those wooly winter days I really love this pattern - and I got the collar down pat this time.

Pattern: Enid Gilchrist's Baby Book
Garment: Jacket for Those Cooler Days pge 46
Size : 9-18 mo
Fabric: Kaufman Cord - Strawberries Black with Faux Fur Trim.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This jacket is for Susannah my Gd , its from the baby book
The Duffle coat is for GD Isabel ,she is 4.1/2 , it should keep her nice and warm at Preschool in Albury

and this pinny is from baby book as well

here are some pictures of my new Enid creations
the duffle coat is fromKindergarten set . I changed the hood , Its for my grand daughter Isabel she is 4,1/2, they live in Albury .the Pinny and Jacket are the same pattern as my last creations , out of Baby Book made for my youngest grand daughter Susannah ,
sorry for the quality of the pictures .

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Enid Sew a long Creations.


Book: Toddlers Clothes

Size: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years

Fabric: Velour

Back-Wrap Dress
Book: Toddlers Clothes
Size: 2-3 years
Fabric: Cotton fabric from Craftymamas.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pettis, Popovers and Jackets

Book : Enid Gilchrist's Baby Book
Garment: Pettis, Popovers and Jackets
Size : Infant to 9 months
Fabric: Vintage sheet, stretch knit

Vintage sheet, very soft, perfect for a newborn.
I used commercial bias to finish the edges.
The gown fastens with snaps at one shoulder.

The fit on a doll approximately 6 months in size.

I altered the pattern as directed in the book to make the jacket.

I adjusted the neckline up to on the back and added overlap on the front.
I made this one with knit fabric.
I turn the edges and finished them with a honeycomb stitch.
The snaps are reinforced with cotton tape.

Something For The Cooler Weather...

I have made this little garment as my piece in the Enid sew-a-long over at Crafty Mamas. I chose it because this winter I am mad about coats and jackets for the kids and thought this a lovely little sweet number for Lainey.

Book : Enid Gilchrist's Baby Book
Garment: Jacket for Those Cooler Days pge 46
Size : 9-18 mo
Fabric: Pink baby cord and Maroon cord.

I liked the sizing on this and did not have to take any of it in. I found the collar a challenge but only because this is the second one I have ever done! I used a snap instead of a button (thank goodness for snap presses!) and I used satin ribbon instead of bias binding because I didn't have the right size!

Overall I liked this pattern and thought it can come out very smart or very casual and cozy. I would definitely make it again, this time maybe in a more casual fabric like flannelet.