Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Flower Power


Thank you all so much for all your very lovely comments regarding the little paisley top I made earlier in the week.  I really do love it as well, as does little No.4.  But you only get such kind remarks such as the ones I received, from you in Blogland.  No one else seems to notice such things.  Or comment on them anyway.

When I announced this morning that I wanted photos of the pants, she immediately raced out the door and perched herself on a rock, "I'm ready" she said.  So funny how they know just what Mama wants, even if she is turning into a mad woman.  That reminds me, today she told my mother that I was a bad driver!!!  Who does she think she is?

Well I did try out the trousers from the same pettern and they are a success (depends on your definition of success though!) as well.  The fabric is either going to grab you or scare you off.  It's been sitting in my stash for about six years.  I have this thing that I just have to use fabrics that I've bought at some stage.  I must have like it at the time, I guess??  Now I'm not so sure but they are growing on me, and little miss as well luckily.  The reason I decided to use this fabric, was that I wanted to test the pattern on something that didn't matter if it failed. 

I made a few alterations due to the fact that they were meant to be made in stretch fabric.  These are baby cord so should be great for winter.

The pocket stitching is a programmed stitch that backstitches four times over the same stitch to give a really solid stitched look.  I love it but it's soooo sloooow, but everything afterwards seems super fast.

I've been shopping today.  This time I found some beautiful trims for my projects.  I've used one of the cotton laces already.  I'll take some photos to show you next time.  Did I mention they were super cheap as well?  Only $1-3 per metre!  That's hardly anything!!  And there were plenty more to choose from as well.

13 comments:

Serenata said...

Well done Sarah, they look great - I'd wear a pair of trousers in that material! LOL

Floss said...

I love that fabric!

sallgood said...

I'm a fan of print cord, so I think these are adorable! And I like the contrasting pocket too.

Catherine said...

So cute! Love the fabric..could just imagine a skirt.....! LOL! Cx

Sue said...

The trousers are great and I love that fabric.

LissyLou said...

awww cute...love that she posed!!!
The trousers are lovely too x

jus said...

Gorgeous... and what an achievement, getting a photo before she jumped back in the paddling pool!!
x

Itch2stitch.com said...

The trousers are lovely... I love the fabric! Sorry I haven't been round much this week, been so busy with one thing and another ! Have a lovely weekend! suzie xxx

Megbud said...

Lovely fabric! I'm a big fan of printed cords - it's so hard to find nice ones though. Whenever I find one I like, I buy it, even if I don't have a plan for it.

Frieda said...

Sarah These are really cute clothes for your wee ones. I wanted to let you know my pin cushion arrived. I love it and thank you for the extra fabric pieces. I will be reading your blog. Thank you for the great package.

ecoMILF said...

adorable- and espeically love the pocket! xo m.

Anjie said...

Hi, I'v given you a Kreativ Blogger Award, on my website www.pompomemporium.com Please do with it what you will, don't feel you have to take part, I won't be offended.

the cookie cutter said...

Hey Sarah! Gosh, haven't been around for a while. Love your new blog layout, looks super. Enjoyed catching up on what you have been up to. You have made some cute clothes. I finally took some photos of the monkeys in the garden as promised. Nadine xxx