Another dress…

with pockets!!!! big pockets….for things big and small…so far we’ve hidden beets and pea pods from the allotment but I’m sure many more things will be found in them….it’s the Sally dress….I’m very pleased and she loves it….Alhamdulilah

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I’m thinking is time for a different kind of challenge ….I have enough dress patterns for a long time so it might be the right time to try trousers…I’m on the lookout for the perfect pattern…..

Hope you are enjoying your weekend….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

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Sewing…

not much happening lately on that front but you know how it goes…..not enough hours in the day, so many other fun things to do….

I started this dress back in November ….life happens…..it’s finished now!!!! what you think? same pattern as before but a dress this time instead of a blouse …..great pattern….

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Next?….Summery pj bottoms…..up cycled!!!!    watch this space……hopefully back soon with more sewing bits and bobs….insh’Allah

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

A blouse…

 

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really really really enjoyed this one even though I struggled with the invisible zipper and by struggle I mean four hours of battling with it….thanks god for youtube tutorials…..but you know what? I now feel confident enough to tackle anything…well not anything…anything with an invisible zipper I mean….

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Adding the piping was lots of fun too and I simply love the pleats……I must confess though that I went for a ready made one…some short cuts are well worth it specially when the ready made one is a perfect match and does not cost the earth…..oh and I hand stitched the bottom hem and now wish I had done the same with the sleeves…..never mind….she doesn’t mind….

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Next, I’m using this same pattern for a dress but with a Peter Pan collar in a much thicker cotton….watch this space 😉

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

A pair of pyjamas …

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that she loves them would be the understatement of the year…..bless her she hasn’t even noticed that I cut them out upside down….

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I’m not going to lie and tell you that they were easy peasy…in fact the most challenging project so far….mainly because I did not have a very good pattern with detailed instructions so I had to improvise quite a lot…. here is the free pattern……it was meant to have a proper collar but, as I said, I could not follow instructions…….tried a couple of times and in the end, I opted for the always reliable bias tape round the neck-line option….

All in all I’m quite please with it…Alhamdulilah….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

Sewing matters….

the sewing bug took hold of me yesterday….I drove myself to the best spot in London for fabric shopping…all 15 shops on the same road…Goldhawk Road….bought three lovely fabrics…two thick warm Autumny cottons for little dresses and flannel for little pijamas….I only do little…..she is easy to please….

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as soon as the house went quiet, I was at the cutting table and not long after, at the sewing machine…..and voila…

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oh that…the cat…just to show you how quiet the house was 😉

Have a lovely restful Sunday…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

P.S free pattern here