Knitting dolls clothes!

Knitted doll dress ~ OTD

 

Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a mission to use up my scraps and leftover yarn.  So I got some larger yarn on the needles and made up this little dress for a favourite doll at our house. Ill admit, its a bit out there – not something I would sport myself! But it has the memories. The bottom yarn I used to make friends baby a newborn hat, the green and grey yarn was handspun by my Mum, the lighter blue is leftover from a jumper my Mum made for herself when I was little, and the darker blue was leftover from some interesting mittens I made, that ended up at my Mums – who proclaims they are some of the best mittens shes ever worn!

Whats the best thing you’ve whipped up from scrap yarn?

 

(As a side note, yes, the doll is wearing a loom band bracelet especially made by my 5 year old. Hey, dolls have to keep up with fads too!!)

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Sweet cotton pyjamas!

Sweet blue pyjamas ~ OTD

Sometimes Im so busy sewing things for other people and doing repairs on clothes, I run out of time to make clothes for my own kids.

I decided to spend some time making my eldest daughter some pyjamas. Where we live is quite temperate and so I decided to make long-sleeved and long-armed cotton pyjamas.

I used this old pattern I found at an opp shop recently.

Simplicity pattern 8325

 

I thought I would make the girls’ version, thinking it had a yoke. Nope! It is actually a giant collar! So I didn’t use the collar; instead adding lace.

Lacy sleeve cuffs <3

The sleeve cuffs are probably my favourite 🙂

Snap fastening on pyjamas

 

I loved making these pyjamas. Cutting them out well, pressing everything as I was making it, overlocking, putting in the lace..  They came out looking professional, and I feel assured that they will easily last both of my daughters because of the high quality fabric.

Shirt and tie!

Shirt and Tie ~ OTD

 

So I got my sewing machine serviced ( so its running like a dream again), and decided its time to start a bit of sewing again.

A sweet little boy we know is turning 2. I had a size 2 white tshirt that I knew I would use.. but I couldn’t work out what I would do. I thought some shorts and a matching applique on the tshirt. Alas, having daughters, I dont have much fabric in boys’ prints! So to Pinterest I went. Looking around, I saw an idea I liked. Putting a tie on a boys tshirt. The rest is history!

I  kept the tie free so it can move around. Love it!

Shirt and Tie up close ~ OTD