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Hello Kitty compromise dresses

Dilemma: what do you do when your children ask you to sew something you don’t want to make?

The Bee has been wanting a Hello Kitty dress for a long time, and although I have nothing against the whiskered critter, she‘s just not my usual aesthetic.  433 more words

An autumn smock

A little grey cotton smock dress with big pockets, lots of volume and contrast buttons dreamt up for S. With autumn upon us and S having grown out of nearly all her clothes I started sketching some ideas. 208 more words


Back to school pinafores

H’s school has a pretty relaxed school uniform policy – as long as you’re wearing the school jumper or t-shirt you can pretty much team it with anything plain – jeans, blue, black or grey trousers, dresses or skirts. 268 more words


Library dress, aka schooliform dress #2

Having bottled out of making the Oliver + S Library Dress some time ago, I’m pleased to say I did get around to making it – and of course, it wasn’t nearly so difficult as I’d feared. 297 more words

felt finger puppets

  Project five felt finger puppets – this went over two sessions.

We are moving quickly to the end of the puppet project.  Time for something a bit more difficult using some of the skills we learned last term in the sewing and weaving project.   182 more words

Children's Craft

Sewing patterns on binca canvas.

  Project five sewing and weaving.

Nearly at the end of the first term and everyone is comfortable with the routine. Ring the bell, help yourself to a snack, choose a toy and cushion, have a chat, share your stories of the last week, learn a silly song, discuss what we will be doing aaaaand off we go. 214 more words

Children's Craft

Sewing with children

In addition to sewing knitting bags and fun things for my Etsy shop, I have taken time this summer to sew with some really fun girls. 224 more words