Monday, 11 April 2011
Sewing for my kids
There was not much sewing here at my house for quite a while. That has been remedied over the past month and there has been much more sewing, knitting, etc. There haven't been a lot of finishes I have to admit. There are quite a few knitted things yet to be sewn up and several pairs of trousers without hems. There is this lovely pinafore above without buttons on the shoulders and bunches of things cut out in piles on my sewing table. I didn't really feel any urgency about getting the last jobs done as I am sewing for Autumn/Winter. Now that it's getting chilly around here I will have to do some finishing!
In a previous life I was quite happy to make up my own patterns, but find I don't have the available brain matter any more. So, my two new favourtites are Oliver + S patterns and Enid Gilchrist books. I was lucky to be given a couple of Enid Gilchrist books by my Grandma (my Grandma always gives me the best things) and got a couple extra off Ebay. My mum got me an Oliver + S pattern a while back (which I love) so I have been making beautiful clothes with patterns that really work!
Soon I will be starting on some sewing for this new baby of mine expected in July, and will be making flannel nighties and lots of knitted things. Hooray for winter babies!