Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kekya Lou Garden Party Wristlet

Kekya Lou Patterns, now called Michelle patterns, offer a cute range of purses and bags. This is the first time I have used her patterns and I made a Garden Party Wristlet.  I couldn't see the pattern offered on her website now. It is made for a child and the approximate dimensions are 18cm x 8cm x 15cm. The instructions came with photos and were designed for a beginner sewer.

This had been in my work in progress pile for a long time. It is now finished and ready for gift giving during the year. The outer fabric was purchased from Spotlight years ago, and the lining was from my stash.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Alpine shorts by Terra's Treasures

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I can't resist a boys' sewing pattern with a point of difference. 

Let me introduce the Alpine shorts by Terra's TreasuresHere is the pattern description: 
The Alpine Trousers are a structured well fitting pant. They feature a flat front with elastic back waistband, side and back pockets and optional faux fly. Also comes in Shorts length. 

The main fabric is from my stash, a drill originally from Spotlight, with the contrast fabric from a previous project scraps. This fabric was gifted to me by a friend quite a few years ago (yes I keep fabric for a while, including scraps).

The shorts were an easy sew. Mr K's verdict are that these are comfy. My only tip is to check the pattern and instructions before sewing the faux fly version. These are the flat front version in size 10 (Mr K is aged nine and these have some room to grow).