Tuesday 30 November 2010

Not just another pretty purse

Super gorgeous, and totally functional too!

Inside is a phone pocket, a zippered space for smaller bits & pieces and a key fob (I can never find mine in my bag).

{pattern and tutorial here}

~ Sabra has put her pattern in a separate file, so read her lovely post, leave a nice comment and click on the picture (shown here) to access her clever pattern.

Sunday 28 November 2010

Gorgeous Doorstop

We definitely need two of these at our house, one for the front door and one for the back door.

Now I just have to find the fabric to use!

{tutorial here}

Thursday 25 November 2010

Patchwork Wristlet Changepurse

Adorable little pocket purse that would come in handy for anyone.

{tutorial here}

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Skirt with Hidden Elasticised Waist

Elasticised waists are the most comfortable thing evah, but they're not the most attractive look in the world, now are they?

Must try this one...

{tutorial here}

Saturday 20 November 2010

Turn a Round Tablecloth into a Skirt!

I don't know how many times I've seen a tablecloth and thought the pattern was wasted under the plates & spills.

Thank you wipster, I love this idea!
I'm going right out now to buy me a new tablecloth skirt  :D

{tutorial here}

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Baby Kimono

Wren just turned ten, which was a bit of a shock to the system, I can tell you.

So I no longer have babies, but I can start planning what my grandchildren will wear, can't I??

{link to pdf tutorial here}

Sunday 14 November 2010

Skirt to Dress Tutorial

Take one oversize skirt, work some sewing magic and hey presto!
Cute dress conversion! 

Looks a bit tricky, but if you have the experience it would be good to try.

{tutorial here}

Thursday 11 November 2010

Back-To-School Pleated Skirt

Can't fit into your old school skirt anymore?

Don't worry, as the solution is at hand...

Seriously though, this pattern is for kids sizes (I'll keep looking, though).

{tutorial here}

Monday 8 November 2010

Ladies Raglan Top

Love this top!
It's so different, and it certainly doesn't look like it was made at home.

Some stretch sewing involved, but it doesn't look too hard...

{tutorial here}

Friday 5 November 2010

Lickety Split Bag

Love the vibrant fabrics used in these bags.

Their 'messy' look really suits the casual style of the bags' design.

{pattern here}

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Girl's Balloon Dress

I have to admit that I've always thought the bubble skirt (or ballon skirt) is the stupidest look on the planet, for a woman.

But isn't this little girl's dress just the cutest?

{pattern here}