Sunday, April 17, 2011

Harem Pants

I love harem pants on kiddies, and I found a great pattern on Burdastyle on how to draft a pair for yourself or your little one. You can find the link here.

I used a light cotton non stretch fabric.

I added some extra width to the waist and bottom cuffs, as the fabric was not stretchy.

These are super easy to make and super comfy to wear.

Also great for jumping in. What do you think of harem pants, good for adults or just kiddies?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Suddenly a Sunday doesn't feel like a Sunday unless it involves visiting a flea or a car boot Sale. Today was no exception, and I picked up some lovely Meakin pottery.

The first piece is a great Poppy pattern teapot, only 2.50, hidden away at the back of a shelf.

Then I found this dinner service.

Its not quite complete, but it includes a gorgeous teapot and coffee pot.

The pattern is Dragon of Kowloon, and its dated from early 70's. I'm liking the colours of this set, and all for only a tenner.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Top

Spring is here,so its almost time to put away the winter coats and jumpers. Time for a new Spring top.
I used my latest vintage pattern find, its from 1979, and only cost 50c.

I made the view with the short sleeves. I had to alter it slightly.

I put a zip in the back instead of buttons, cos I still cant do a buttonhole. And its driving me mad. The pattern was too large also and the sleeves were huge when I first attached them. So seam ripper was used to take them out, and I cut them smaller and re-attached them.

The fabric was last used here, I didnt add the bow on the front I just used some self bias binding. Will I wear it, thats the question? Or will it end up in the pile of unworn items I've made, only time will tell.

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