After my little Miss Chloe was born, I really wanted to start making little clothes again, following in my mothers foot steps who made nearly all of my clothes when I was little, more from necessity than just wanting to.
I bought two lovely Oliver + S patterns from http://www.fabrichq.co.uk/ last summer, and even though I kept getting them out, and looking for fabric in my HUGE fabric stash, I kept putting it off.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I took the plunge!
I chose a lovely pale pink ditsy floral cotton, which I picked up from Leicester market while back and started......
|Oliver + S patterns have a lovely vintage feel about them|
I decided to do the little top version of the dress, as Miss Chloe is not a dress person....
The pattern was easy to understand and it quickly came together, although I do want to make another with some changes.... I would sew up the side seams and underarm seams with a french seam rather then the single machine stitch which I edged with my overlocker, as I feel that it would look better and have a more professional finish. I was always taught at college that the insides should be finished to the same standard as the outside....
Anyway the top has been a huge success as Chloe has worn it a number of times, and I had great fun making it, yes it would of been cheaper to pop to primark and pick up a £3 top but would I rather have something that was made with love, something that had been made by me for my daughter with love and devotion in every stitch.
|The finished top, made with love in every stitch...|
Love Kirsty x