Archives for the month of: October, 2012

No, I’m not starting an acting career, but I have started a new blog.  Since my last craft show in April, I have spent a lot of time considering the future of Liligo, and it’s still up in the air. I love fabric, and crafting things from it, but I’m not so sure that I want to continue making and selling children’s clothing. It’s just not where my heart is anymore.

Right now my passion is with spending more time with my children, and a lot of that time is spent at our local youth theatre.  I have created a new blog called theatremum, where I will continue to write about my family and the theatre, and hope to include some costume tutorials there too.  I look forward to seeing you there.

I’m still undecided whether this one will continue, I welcome your comments and opinions on whether you think I should keep two separate blogs?

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Yesterday was Day 4 of KCWC, and after reading about the mini-challenge-within-a-challenge started by Kristen and Rae (read all about it on their blogs) I thought I would join in on a mini-challenge-within-a mini-challenge-within-a-challenge (Inception people!) and make the catalog-inspired item. I pinned this coat last week as it’s adorable, and there’s no way that one of my kids can have this beauty when the price of this one coat has to clothe all 3 of my kids for the winter.

My mum bought the fleece with her when she last visited from the UK, and I had some jersey left over from when I was going to make onesies etc for my oldest (who is now 13 years old). I would have made them too, except for the fact that the first day of my mat leave, when I had set up my sewing machine ready to make receiving blankets etc, was also the day my waters broke…(but that’s a story for another day).

My sewing machine missed me on days 2 and 3 because I had to go to work, so yesterday, I spent most of the day drafting a “pattern” from an existing coat and a print-out of the coat, and was really proud of the result. It looks pretty close to the inspiration in terms of construction, and it was completely free. It’s also pink, flowery and girly, so when my daughter returned home from school, I expected squeals of delight. Instead, she informed me that it looked weird, and that only the teachers at her school would like it. She has since agreed to wear it in the house as a dressing-gown. (translation: bathrobe).

After about a six month hiatus, where I didn’t really feel like making any kids clothes, the KCWC has got me excited again.  I’ve made friends with my sewing machine, and today I sat down and knocked up this little skirt for my girlie, from fabric in my stash.

 

The pattern is the Lazy Days Skirt, a free tutorial from Oliver + S, which I printed out last summer but never got around to making.  The tutorial is really easy to follow, and took me less than an hour to complete, so I had time to make the first of the three pairs of PJs on my list.

I hadn’t realized until today that Oliver + S make digital patterns as well as paper ones, so now I’m considering making this gorgeous coat.  I have a large piece of fleece in my stash and I’m trying to make as much as I can for KCWC without purchasing new fabric, so I’m just wondering if anyone has made this in fleece?