Monday, April 20, 2015

Kids Clothes Week - Day 1 - Japanese Ribbon-tied Blouse

Its Kids Clothes Week again! Hooray! Can´t wait to start seeing what everyone is making this week. This is always such an inspiring event. This season the theme is Wild Animals... I like the theme, but I think I will not be able to make anything related to it... again! :-(

Anyway, for day-1, I made a blouse for Teresa. I am totally addicted to Japanese sewing books, I think by now, I have all books (with kids patterns) that are available in English... a little bit obsessed I know..

This blouse is from Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids, and is the ribbon-tied blouse.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New tunics for my little ones!

I am a huge fan of Citronille patterns. These were the first patterns I ever used and they never disappoint. Though I agree that the instructions are not beginner-friendly at all, they are pretty okay once you are more experienced. One of the last patterns that I purchased was the Zebulon, which is a boy's tunic. 

I made a tunic for Manuel using a very lightweight denim from Joann's. When I purchased the fabric I failed to buy a matching thread and since I didn't like any contrasting color I had on my stash, I decided to make all finishings by hand, using invisible stitches. I really do not mind hand sewing, so it was not boring at all.