I mentioned previously how much I loved watching The Great British Sewing Bee! I found it so inspiring!
At Easter we went to England to visit my family. I came back with a huge load of craft magazines. In one of the Mollie makes magazines I found an adorable Easter Bunny made from felt. I decided that I just had to sew one myself! I made mine smaller than in the instructions (basically the same size as the .pdf printout).
A Bunny Plushy
Here is the free template to download and print out:
molliemakes bunny plushy templates
Some cute little pincushions
This was another project I always wanted to try out. I used a jam jar lid as a template to cut out 2 fabric circles that I sewed together. I stuffed them with the cut off ends collected from various finished projects, a great way to recycle yarn ends! (Incidentally, I also used them to stuff the bunny!) Then I sewed some embroidery thread through the middle several times and cinched it tight! I added a pretty button to finish it off! I made some smaller versions as brooches!
|2 tiny Brooches and 1 pincushion|
My first dress
On monday afternoon after finishing my Minty Shawl, I decided that I wanted to have a go at dressmaking! I took a basic T-Shirt Dress and used this as a template. I spent half the afternoon on the floor! Cleo was my helper!!! I didn't like the outside of the fabric, I preferred the plain side which looks more woven. I managed to find this large piece of material (2x2m) in one of the charity shops (Kringwinkel). It was a bargain at 3 Euro!
By the evening my first ever dress was finished and ready to wear. It feels incredibly comfortable and is lovely to wear in this spring weather. I made it very long, it's a sleeveless Maxi Dress!
|creating a paper pattern from an existing dress|
|Using this pattern to cut fabric|
|Cleo my little helper|
|Wear it as soon as it's finished!|
|Ta-dah! My first dress|
|Finished Maxi Dress with inserted Side Panels|
A Neon Pompom Loop Scarf
Yesterday I did another sewing project - A loop scarf. I had bought a remnant piece of material in England in Aqua Blue with thin Coral Red Orange Stripes. I cut it in half and attached the two pieces lengthways.
Adding the pompom trim (2m long bought at Veritas), proved to be a challenge, I needed to take the sewing foot off! Overall I'm very happy with another funkycrochet original! It's nice to know that I made it myself and nobody else will have an identical piece!
|I loved the colourful threads|
Here are some photos of my combined efforts!
Hope you had fun reading this post! I just saw it will be my 50th blog post, woohoo!!!
Do you sew? What was your first ever make? Looking forward to reading your comments!