New T-Shirt and Cloud Leggings

Zoes Cloud Leggings and T-Shirt 1

There are so many advantages to sewing your toddlers own clothes.  At the top of my list is fit, specifically for a top.  I like my girl’s tops to be long in the back, and free around to stomach, surprisingly this can be difficult to find in the shops.  So why not sew it yourself?


Zoes Cloud Leggings and T-Shirt 2


The T-shirt fabric was a bargain at just 50 cents from a thrifty shop, its a 100% cotton with a slight stretch; perfect for t-shirts.   I’ve accented the pockets with matching fabric from the leggings and  added a coverstitch pocket detail (one of my favourite things to do with my beloved coverstitch machine).


Zoes Cloud Leggings and T-Shirt 3


I’ve been holding onto the leggings fabric since I purchased it last year, don’t know about you, but when I purchase gorgeous fabric I find it really difficult to cut into it – I just keep waiting for the perfect outfit to make (it may just be an excuse for hoarding more fabric..hmm). The gorgeous leggings fabric is by Little Smile Makers, I love all their fabric designs, with so many to choose from I spent many hours just looking.



Zoes Cloud Leggings and T-Shirt


Pattern: Leggings PDF Pattern from Fresh Stitch Patterns.

T-Shirt PDF Pattern from Fresh Stitch Patterns – Not for sale yet?.

Fabric: Leggings and Pocket insert are by Little Smile Makers; Cloud from Crafty Mama’s Fabrics.


This is what happened within the first 5 minutes of taking the photos!  We where headed off to Granny and Gramp’s house in her new out fit boo hoo…the T-shirt only made it as far as laundry, and a quick spray of vanish.


A Winter Sunday Brunch Jacket

Six years ago this little jacket opened my eyes and introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging, I found it at Probably Actually, the first blog I ever read and always looked forward to seeing in my inbox.  It’s the Sunday Brunch Jacket from Oliver and S  a must have that I purchased straight away and now have a little girl to finally sew it up for …. yippee!

I live in a little rural town with 13,000 people around 800km from the city.  Getting fabric is hard the internet has made a huge difference, however you just can’t stand (for hours) studying the fabrics drape, texture and feel whilst procrastinating over the best fabric and walking out with 5 different fabrics for the stash.   I was so excited a few weeks back to walk through my local quilting shop, Ruby and Kate and see velvet! They had two colours to choose from grey and black,  grey was the obvious choice for me and straight away I thought of the Sunday Brunch Jacket.  I had dreamed of making it in a red fine baby whale cord however this turned out amazing.


I did not make any changes to the pattern, I could have lengthened it by an inch or so, my girl is 15 months and tall, that being said I am not disappointed with my finished garment at all.  The little buttons are B 11mm bronze Shank by Hemline, again from my local quilting store.



Pattern: Oliver and S, Sunday Brunch Jacket

Fabric: Grey Velvet from Ruby and Kate

Alternations: None



100% Merino Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set


Merino Hoodie and Panda Leggings Fresh Stitch Patterns




Winter has arrived and the days have finally started to cool down.  I tend to get excited at the beginning of each new season, winter is no exception.  We have just started to light our slow combustion fire, yippee! There is something very relaxing sitting around our lounge room at night with the family while watching the flickering light and crackling sounds of a fire.

Now with winter upon us I need to sew a few staple for Zoe.  Last year I purchased this beautiful light weight 100% New Zealand Merino Wool jersey fabric, I’ve been waiting for just the right project.  It is sublime, light wight (160g), breathable and machine washable! (I’ve washed the jumper at least 5 times and it still looks and importantly feels amazing).  I could keep going on all day just how beautiful this fabric is.


Mernio Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set 1 Fresh Stitch Patterns


I drafted a quick and easy raglan sleeve jumper with hood and teamed it Panda print with leggings (another wardrobe staple), fabric from Crafty Mamas Fabrics.  One of the reasons I love sewing with knits is that it took a total of 1.5 hours to draft, print, tape and sew the entire set!


Merino Hoodie Fresh Stitch Patterns


The  hoodie has been lined  with the panda print tying the set together beautifully (if I do say so myself).


aMerino Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set 2 Fresh Stitch Patterns




Merino Hoodie by Fresh Stitch Patterns


Merino Wool Hoodie and Leggings on the Slide Fresh Stitch Patterns