The lunacy of this outfit reflects my freshly ignited passion for sewing that I’m going through at the moment. Hazel is totally dissing all the dresses I make for her, but she was happy with the foxy hoodie, so I embarked on making her another one. This time instead of using my stash, I actually chose and bought this fabric.
It was a fun make and I made it without much of a seam allowance so it came up a little bigger.
I made the centre of the hood from faux fur (just on the outside). I restrained myself and didn’t add ears or eyes. But I did line the kangaroo pocket with fur so it’s really soft and cuddly.
So although the make came together quite well (despite the fabric being super thick in places) I probably won’t make her wear it unless she wants to. As if she’d let me dress her in what I want now anyway. But the two reasons are:
- It’d be boiling hot as it’s really plasticy fleece.
- It flipping crazy looking.
In other news I was utterly thrilled to have a day at Sewisfaction learning how to use that swear-inducing beast that is the overlocker. I enjoyed the day for so many reasons. Firstly, the space and atmosphere is so beautiful in the shop, it’s a really calming space. Secondly, I LOVED talking with other sewing obsessives – it’s as if we had a separate language of “Coco’s, jersey, Heather’s…” and I could keep up with it all. To be with like-minded people is such a tonic. Of course if you were listening to us gabbling away from a different table in the cafe, you’d probably be thinking, “what the F-?” Thirdly, I really enjoyed having a lesson with Sheona, she’s inspirational and when I grow up I want to be just like her. Finally – I learned what I went for – I can use my overlocker!! I can thread it, and change things on it and if I want to do more that just make my seams look finished, I know the other stuff it can do too!
I’ve been sewing like a mad banshee this week, but I’ll update you on that another time xxx