Today I will shut up (I will try at least) and mainly let the pictures speak.
As I said, I made so many items in the last few weeks that in some cases I don’t even remember anymore for whom I made the thing, so it will be a random selection only.
Lets start with a variety of Leos by pattydoo, for a variety of children.
for my nephews, partly custom orders:
a birthday present for my new favourite neighbour after the following sand pit dialog (neighbour 1 – the favourite, neighbour 2 – nice boy but clearly no sense for fashion or the true meaning of handmade clothes and my son):
N1 (observing the nearby playing toddler in a super cool mummy made shirt): Is it normal that your mum makes all your clothes?
N2 (very determined): No, it’s not.
N1: It’s great. His shirt is soo cool.
Me (with a trembling voice): You really think so? Would you want me to make you something? Isn’t your birthday coming up? You could come over and choose a fabric from my stash and I will sew something for you. (I did tell his parents too, no worries, I am not a crazy cat lady)
One for my little one, I couldn’t wait to use this fabric (Lillestoff), you might remember his”matching” romper with the lions.
fabric: Titus Tiger by Lillestoff
another iconic Lillestoff by susalabim design, surprisingly chosen by my 6-year-old…
fabric: Hundeliebe by Lillestoff, design susalabim
surprising fabric choice by my 9 year old niece…
a hoody for my little niece who found her brother’s hoody so cool that I had to make one for her.
fabric: Tina das Einhorn by Lillestoff
a present for one of my husband’s work colleagues
and two very belated birthday presents for a set of brothers – very dear old friends from London. For both I used fabric found in one of the surprise packets by Lillestoff.
for a set of twins back in England, the left overs of Titus the tiger for the boy….
pattern: Leo by pattydoo, fabric, Titus Tiger by Lillestoff
and Bo the lion for the girl, using the pattern Raglankleid in tunic length by klimperklein and adding some of the sleeve fabric on the sides as I did not even have enough of Bo. It was a little bit hard to let those two scrap fabrics out of the house and not using it for my little one. But he has really plenty of clothes and the nice fabrics don’t stop appearing anyway.
pattern: Raglankleid by klimperklein, fabric: Loewe Bo by Lillestoff
I have used the same pattern for this shirt back in summer for a little girl, using again the Tina unicorn for the sleeves….
…mainly to link it with the dress of another girl who she knows. The other girl is already 12 and far too old for this fabric, but her name is Tina and she loves unicorns. So I had to make her a dress and she can wear it as a nighty I guess.
pattern: Raglankleid and Traegerkleid by klimperklein, fabric: Tina das Einhorn by Lillestoff
a little tunic for another of my husband’s work colleagues
pattern: Knopftunika out of Babyleicht by klimperklein, fabric: Lillestoff, out of a surprise packet.
And last but not least (for today), two Tonis by Fritzi und Schnittreif for my children. I really love this pattern and clearly need a second one for myself too. The back is a little bit longer which I find not only cool but also cosy for my poor old kidneys.
pattern: Toni by Fritzi und Schnittreif, fabric: Snoewl by Lillestoff.
Unusually tasteful colours, isn’t it. It was part of the surprise packet by Lillestoff and whilst I could convince my daughter to let me make a jumper for her, she hasn’t been wearing it yet.
Phew, that was a big step in catching up. Out of the top of my head there are only three big projects left to show you but they probably deserve their own posts. One involves sequins (and to be honest, I would need to transfer the pictures from my phone first and
delete the mess in the background edit them first), the two others are about finding the perfect gift so I might write these posts a bit nearer to Christmas. Plus one involves editing about 50 pictures, the other is more about getting Mr No Thank You’s dad to wear the stuff so I can take pictures. So we will see what happens first.