Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Something Truely beautiful!

My overlocker and I are finally at one! Just look how beautiful these seams are!
I have pretty much bought all of the patterns from HeidiandFinn children's wear now! Seriously if you haven't tryed them before, they are super easy to follow, and all reversible!

This one here is actually the wrap dress but i shortened it to a top for the Whirlwind. I bravely decided to use my overlocker (we have had MAJOR issues in the past!) because i didn't want to line this, as the fabric i used is quiet a warm knit, It looks like fleece in these pics, but it actually looks and feels more like Cashmere. Its soooo silky soft i love it.

During this construction i discovered the 'Flatlocked hem'....... OMG! Why have i not discovered this before, so easy and gives such a professional look if i do say so myself! I will be using it for EVERYTHING from now on.....Just look how neat and tidy the inside is...LOOK!......

It may not be the prettiest or most exciting wrap top to look at, but i love this sooooo much because making it has made me realise how BLOODY BRILLIANT i am at sewing now! Seriously! It was my 'Eurica' moment. I think i could make anything now...ANYTHING i tell you! (Well....anything little people size that is!)

By far my favourite H&F pattern so far is this pleat pocket pinafore.
I used the last of the gorgeous purple babycord and cotton stripe for this one. i did originally buy this fabric combination with a shift /ruffle dress in mind but i managed to get 3 bags and this top out of 1.5 mtrs so not bad!

The whirlwind is going to have a closet full of these for the summer ( with matching knickerbockers i think!)

It looks so smart from the front.....

And just totally adorable from the back

And did i mention that it is reversible!

I have a couple more clothes making projects from my H&F raid planned over the next week. A lovely little pleat dress and a spring coat. The only pattern i haven't bought that i really want to get into is the bubble skirt. I love them and they are everywhere right now. But on my 'I can sew anything' vibe this week i have decided to 'figure it out myself' ....Seriously! How hard can it be!

x K


Sew Scrumptious said...

oh my god. I HAVE to have the pattern for that gorgeous pinafore. That is so lovely. I'm off for a look now!

FairlyGirly said...

That pinafore is gorgeous.

B said...

Wow, that flatlocked hem is fab! How do you do that? I really love the wrap top - it's truly adorable ♥

You're on a roll!

B x

little birds fly said...

I just got an email today from a friend, telling me about the HeidiandFinn patterns and THEN I found your blog through Kitschycoo and here you are! raving about the very same patterns! well, now I have to get some :) your kimono top looks fab by the way and your Whirlwind is adorable! Glad I found your blog and I'll be back!
xo Jennifer
p.s. I'm doing the Kitschycoo skirt sew along too... isn't the book great?