Nina skirt and culottes – pattern testing

I had the opportunity to pattern test for compagnie. This company makes patterns with a twist and all of it’s patterns are very unique.
The nina skirt and culottes for girls’ was not an exceptional to the moto of the company.

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The pattern has a lots of options and varieties.

The Nina I made for the testing was an A line culottes, with a fly front zipper,diagonal pockets with piping and a small overlap.

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The back has two darts on the either side which gives a lovely fit.

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I added an elastic to the back of the waistband which helps to sit exactly on my daughter.

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My daughter is in the age where she’d only where shorts and boy clothes just to be in par with her big brother (who is only 3years bigger than her). So these culottes are just perfect to match her taste. They are so comfortable and she just wouldn’t remove it off after she had her first fit on.

I just love the out come. It was not much of a hassle putting it all together as the instructions were so clear with lots of pictures.

Can’t wait to sew up some more  for her and her cousins.

Thanks for reading
Till next time
Sameeha.

Skinny jeans

I sewed up a small fry skinny jeans using the free pattern at the craft storm

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I used the sew along posts to make this lovely trousers. The instructions were so clear. Loved every bit of it. And this came out so smoothly.

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I love the back yolk and the back pockets so much.

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I used a quilted cotton.

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I just love the outcome. The free pattern only had the size 3T. Looking forward to purchase the whole pattern very soon.

Till next time
Sameeha.

Colour block T-shirt

My entry for this months project run and play and for flip this pattern is a colour block high low t shirt.

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This is a free pattern from living with punks.

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The first alteration I had to do was the size. The pattern was a size 5 and my daughter is a size 3. I printed out the pattern and did the alterations according to my daughter’s chest measurements, the shoulders and the length. I also had to bring up the neck line as well as the arm holes.

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Then was the time to colour block the T-shirt. I added a more curvier line on the front and a straight line at the back.

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And then the high low hem as a finishing touch.

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I had to beg her to remove it to get the photographs of the T-shirt , after she had her last try on.

I am very much pleased with the out come because the fabric was from two old polos of my husband’s. Yeah I know I should have done this during the kids clothes week. But didn’t have time.

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This is the first time I used the collars as the ribbing for the neck and arm holes. I very rare get the necklines right without puckering. So why shouldn’t I be happy?

Till next time.
Sameeha.

Basketball tank top

It’s kids clothes week with a  stunning  theme on all about upcycling.

Even though I don’t get to play along the whole week every season, I make it a point to at least get  something sewing on.

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So here I am this season, I chopped up a grey t shirt to sew up a tank top (size 6) for my son and a pair of pj pants (size 1) for my  nephew.

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When I cut out The tank I made it a point to keep The  original neck line, because I hate  sewing  necklines.

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The tank was a bit too  plain so I added a  basketball  stencil and painted it using Orange  fabric paint

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And I wrapped it off  for the day by completing the tank top. And my son  loves it so much.

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Sewing Marathon Fawn lilly

I have been sewing so much lately but didn’t had a chance of blogging them. So it’s gonna be a marathon of post for the coming week.

First up is the fawn lily dress.
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I sewed it up using a printed quilted cotton.
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I made a size 3
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I have been eyeing the pattern for so long. I bought the pattern during the cyber Monday sale for half the price!! But it’s worth all the money. The pattern is so well written, with different sections to print for different options.

All in all it was success at first time and I will surly sew up many out of this pattern.

Thanks for reading.
Till next time.
Sameeha.

Purple polka dot coat

Last day to submit the entry at flip this pattern for the month of November, and I had lot of difficulty in getting my purple polka dot coat photographed in such a gloomy weather here in Sri Lanka.

This month was all about trendy unisex pea coat from DMK. I made my coat using a fleece fabric and lined it with cotton.

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I loved this pattern so much that I kept most of it just as the original.
Like the collar,

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The back ,

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And also the wrist bands.

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I made this jacket for my cute niece in size 2. So I thought of adding a feminine touch.

I added a smaller coat line to the front of the coat.

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And added a bubble affect on either side.

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Lining was a darker version of purple with smaller polka dots.

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The instructions were so clear. And I love how the sleeves were lined.

It was my first attempt on sewing up a coat and I love the outcome.

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Linking it up at,

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Thanks for reading.
Until next time,
Sameeha.