Monday, 13 January 2014

My handmade Christmas Prezzies 2013



I was very busy sewing this Christmas, mostly for my youngest niece who is 18 months old.

I made her a runway collection!


This consisted of:
Blue tank top, flowered and green pants/shorts and flowered cross-over top (flower fabric from Spotlight) - Butterick 3846, size L;
Pink dress - The Warhol dress, free pattern from MADE with an added ruffle at the hemline;
Flower print sun jacket - Kwik Sew 2596, View C, with added sleeves, no peplum and altered at the front so it is open and cool;
Ruched leggings - also Kwik Sew 2596 with a piece of elastic stretched and sewn at the lower outside seam to create the ruching.

Here she is in some of the pieces:

Kwik Sew 2596 (altered)

Kwik Sew 2596 (altered)

Butterick 3846

Butterick 3846

The Warhol dress- MADE

I also made owl cushions for both nieces. I looked at Google images and came up with my own design. I can't find the photo I took of the finished cushions, but here is Miss 18 months unwrapping hers (yes, she is always the centre of attention!):


and again later at home


For my older niece, I made this dress from light and airy, blue patterned cotton. I used Patrones magazine 30 (a recent edition full of children's patterns), dress No. 2. I had purchased the fabric for me, but thought it would be perfect for Miss 8, which it was. I raced back to Textile Traders for some more at the first opportunity!


The neckline and armholes are bound with a strip of lycra, folded in half, stitched to the inside of the dress first and then folded over the edge and stitched again, a variation on this method. The same turquoise lycra is used for the ruching.


I also made a skirt for my sister (not photographed) and these shoe bags for my (hard to buy for) brother-in-law.


Everyone seemed very happy with their meggipeg prezzies and the hard work was all made worthwhile (actually it made my year) when I received this letter from my niece with a picture of her wearing the blue dress and hi-top sneakers I also got for her.


5 comments:

  1. What a sweet collection! I think Meggipeg Prezzies is a very fine brand name.


    P.S. Really trying to restrain myself from buying the Spotlight fabric.

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    1. My life is complete now that I'm a brand! The fabric is adorable. I made a bee-line for it and bought nothing else that day. It's seersucker and perfect for a little girl.

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  2. I've seen (and bookmarked) the Warhol dress! Great minds really do think alike. How did it sew up? It looks great.

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    1. I've had it bookmarked for such a long time, so I was pleased to finally get the chance to make it. It was quick and simple and perfect for a summer dress.

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  3. So adorable! That runway collection is too cute! You found some great fabrics for those presents!

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