But finally I have something to show - the result of some Saturday night / Sunday afternoon sewing - a small outfit for my DD, started when the Saturday night project PJs for my DS went pear-shaped.
First up was a quick knee-length skirt, made from a remnant piece of heavy printed linen (plus cute button to mark the front and some lace trim for interest):
next up was a cosy fleece hoodie, which I originally planned to make last year - made using the hooded t-shirt pattern from Burda 9614 in a widened size 4:
and finally a long-sleeve t-shirt, made from some cotton jersey bought for a song at a Tessuti Fabrics sale a few months ago, and using the hoodless long-sleeve t-shirt pattern from Burda 9614 in an unwidened size 4:
|front of t-shirt|
|back of t-shirt|
Happily all these garments could be made from the stash - no need to buy fabric or haberdashery - AND all seem to coordinate well. I want to make some leggings to go under the skirt too to keep little legs warm, and I think I've found a reasonably matching pink striped jersey remnant for that too.
The three year old verdict: the skirt is pretty, the hoodie is not needed, and the t-shirt is great. "Oh wow! Dat's soooo cool mumma!" (I think the t-shirt is kind of cool too... )