Thursday, 29 September 2011

sewing: dusting off the machine

It has only taken 5 and a bit months but the machine is out, dusted off and temporarily set up in the dinning/play room. I have been reluctant to get it out, given I no longer have a dedicated sewing room. In the move from Sydney to Melbourne we lost a few rooms along the way and we are still getting used to the different spaces we have. It always seemed like such an effort to get out the sewing things, set them up and then have to most likely put them away 2 minutes later when one of the children is waking or having a meltdown. But of course its not a hassle and I was being lazy. So we are doing a little school holiday sewing here. Minnie requested a skirt with an ice-cream on it. Today she chose the fabrics and we appliqued the design in place. And yes, it was a 'we' effort as Minnie controlled the foot peddle, with 'go, stop, slow down' directions from me. The skirt itself its made from light blue linen fabric and will have an elasticised waist. The fabric is already hemmed as its a piece of IKEA linen intended for a table runner. Easy peasy.



Yesterday, after many months of requests, we finally had the opportunity to make something out of Minnie's sewing book 'Made By Me' by Jane Bull. I got this book for Minnie last birthday and it is full of great little sewing/knitting/needle work projects for girls (most are suited for older girls who can wield a sharp needle on their own). We made the little pouches and once again, Minnie chose the fabrics and controlled the foot peddle. All is left to do is to thread through some ribbons for the draw cords and she will have 3 little pouches for pretty things and papers and pens.



I have a feeling the machine may be out for the time being. Softies to be made for the huge school fete coming up, some summer outfits for the little people and I have the beginings of idea for a dress... Stay tuned.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Look forward to seeing what else you get up to :-)

Jenny said...

I have just ordered this book for my two girls. They are getting into sewing and knitting, but they are a little older than your wee one.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for the sewing machine coming out!!! Soon Minnie really will have her own page on Etsy (as predicted). I miss you both x

Loz and Dinny said...

Bravo girls! Love the icecream! (Your tokyo posts were just making me too hungry!) Come to think of it - so is this icecream!

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

These are so cute! x hivenn

Stella Luna said...

Love the ice cream...very clever and nicely done.