Month: February 2015

Nighties and Cami’s

Whilst trawling Pinterest for inspiration I came across Burda Style (http://www.burdastyle.co.uk/) a cornucopia of sewing patterns. Granted some of the stuff is a little dated and as I am a total newbie to this I wasn’t sure if this is what is to be expected. I do rate this website above other pattern sites though because it is the one that most feels like a standard ecommerce fashion shopping site. The products are easy to browse and the patterns are cheap, easy to download and use. I do find that the sizes seem to be massive though. My girls might be a little on the slender side but I don’t think they are that far out from their peers and I certainly found with Rosie that I had to opt for much smaller sizes going forward and even going a couple of years younger than her age (according to size) they still seem very roomy. Thinking about it, I must be doing something wrong… they can’t be that far out? I found this dress pattern (http://www.burdastyle.co.uk/kids/girl-s-eyelet-dress-07-2013-145) …

Labels | How to make your own Fashion Labels

Admittedly this is not my first sewing project and this one was actually born out of necessity rather than vanity. Having made a couple of items for the girls it became apparent that they were finding it tricky to tell the front from the back on simple t-shirts so I first thought that I would simply sew some ribbons in but then thought better of it and decided to create my own labels. I found this great article on Pinterest http://patchworkpottery.blogspot.ca/2008/09/fabric-labels-tutorial.html with easy step by step guide on how to make your own labels. All you need is some iron on transfer paper, an iron (that one’s a given really), some ribbon and some design skills (I used Photoshop to create my logo). I designed the logo first in Photoshop and then laid it out on an A4 page template. Be sure when printing to print the mirror image of your logo. After I cut the transfer strips to size I cut my ribbon to match it. You’ll notice that I have used two different kinds …