For the longest time, the Closet Core Patterns Pouf has been on my list to make. I’ve seen many people sew one up but I’ve been waiting for the right time to make mine. A few factors made me pull the trigger on beginning construction. I knew that I wanted to stuff my pouf with scraps, so for almost 2 years, I’ve been bagging my scraps up and it finally reached a point where I had 3 large bags taking up space in a closet. I also knew that I wanted my pouf to be somewhat coordinated, so I had to wait for a time when I had enough coordinating fabric pieces that were big enough to cut out the pattern pieces.
The pouf itself is actually a free pattern. You have to sign up to the newsletter to get the access password but that’s not a big deal. I’m consciously trying to be aware of the emails I subscribe to, and anything sewing related is approved!
Let’s be honest…it’s been a while since I put anything on this blog; over a year in fact! So first of all, welcome back! I’m planning on getting my blog back up and running as I’m still very much sewing every day and making lots of things that I can share with you. I share a lot over on my Instagram but there are few garments that I would like to go into more detail about over here.
I’m planning on sharing some of my recent makes. Some are sponsored, some are work related, some I’ve had the fabric given to me and some are just my own me mades. I’ll be fully transparent within each blog, just so you know which is which!
Over the last year, I’ve really worked on building up more of my paid sewing work. I’m working in the local community offering group classes and individual sewing classes. My group classes have just got back going again, but with how the World is at the moment, my private lessons are becoming more popular.
I’m also on the writing team for Sewing Life Magazine [Aff Link]. It’s an online magazine which is released bimonthly. You get a sewing pattern and a magazine that is full of useful articles. I write a few articles and sew up samples for each edition.
Home-wise we are doing ok! As well as anyone can be doing through a pandemic anyway. Rosie is 2 and a half and is quite the toddler. She makes us laugh every day and now loves it when she gets to wear the clothes that Mama made for her!
Well, it does feel lovely to write another blog. Something I haven’t really sat down to do for a long time. Please say hello again! Speak soon xx
This is such a cute pattern! I always see a lot of Chalk & Notch patterns floating around on Instagram, particularly the Fringe Dress/Blouse. I was so excited to hear that Gabriela was updating the pattern and making a C/D bust version too.
I absolutely love dungarees on children! Though, when I say ‘dungarees’ here in Alabama, no-one knows what I’m on about. They’re called rompers or jumpers here. Crazy. 😛 Anyway, this Kwik Sew pattern is just adorable and it’s one that I just couldn’t wait to make for Rosie. I had acquired a random piece of pink fabric that had dark brown mini polka dots all over it. I actually thought that the fabric was like a baby cord but it really wasn’t. I must have imagined that at some point!
I can remember seeing this pattern a long time ago, when I had first started to seriously have a go at making my own clothes. The Butterick 6217 pattern has been sitting in my closet for around 4 years! I know I bought it when there was a sale on the McCall’s website. I seem to remember that they do a really good sale every now and again. I don’t think that I paid more than $4 for the pattern. I always thought that this was a beautiful pattern but it was way above my sewing level.
As I was browsing the Fabrciworm sale, I came across this adorable dusky blue lion fabric by Camelot Fabrics and knew that I had to buy some. Luckily, when I’m making clothes for Rosie, they only require about a yard of fabric so I purchased a yard and got to having a think about what I would make with it.