Friday, 22 October 2010

Night Night sleep tight

Having been home from our Wellington trip for all of a day, Youngest started to ask when her nightie would be ready. I decided to wait for the end of the holiday before getting started - I find that it is very difficult to lay out the fabric, pattern etc with a house full of people.

The girls chose the pattern - Kwik Sew 3105. They all said they would like the shorter version without sleeves. Having taken Youngest measurements, I decided to make a Small, which is for age 6, although she is only 4 and a half.

I traced out the pattern and then cut out the pieces from the fabric. I completely forgot to take any photos of any stage of making it. I made a trip into Timaru for various things, including lace for this nightie and ric-rac for the other two. I discovered that the amount of lace indicated on the pattern envelope was not enough, I could have done with about 10cms more. Fortunately I found this out when trimming the bottom ruffle. I decided just to shorten the ruffle rather than make another trip into Timaru for extra lace. It didn't make much difference to the "frizzly bit".

Youngest was very pleased with her nightie and has worn it at any opportunity. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it unworn, hence the rather wrinkly appearance!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

New Fabric

We went on holiday to Wellington last week. Amongst other things, visiting Te Papa, going to restaurants, riding the cable car, visiting friends, we went to a fabric shop. It was lovely! Lots of choice. After making tops for 2 of my daughters, my youngest has requested a nightie. The others thought this a good idea, so great fun was had by all choosing material. Husband has also asked me to make him a shirt, so we got some material for him, and finally I chose a jersey knit in an olive stripe. I spent my winnings from the Mackenzie Frocks Stars competition - and some. Unfortunately the pattern for the mens shirt was out of stock, so will have to order that online or in Timaru.

Photos of fabric to follow!