Thursday, 11 February 2016

Another day another romper..

I am writing this post with a stuffed nose... summer must be on the way then haha. 
I am have been so focused on updating my Etsy shops and making children's clothes. I haven't given my own wardrobe a second thought. Well that is not strictly true, I have but in a put myself down all the time way. I am in process of making my wonderful sister a dress for her Birthday and thought to myself I have to get myself back out there! My dresses and vintage accessories are my suit of armor, it is time to get back into the swing of things.

I dusted off my mannequin and have selected my first pattern. I did collect quite a few with a view to make when I was ready again and forgot about a few of them, so it was like finding treasure. I will be working on a toile first (for once haha) 

For now though I have made the 1950s Boy's Butterick again. I loved how it turned out in a modern print and truly hope to get some orders for making them again this year. Once this fits like the others, I will post photos of it being worn 




Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hope Campaign

So I have been getting back into the swing of things after how crazy Xmas was and the added problems when all these fabulous sales come up on the Facebook PDF group.

One of them was a free download for the Lola top by Violette Field Threads. I will admit I neglected to check out many new designers in the PDF world and actually this was love at first site in terms of patterns. So many gorgeous ones to choose from, pure heaven for little girls! 

The ladies from VFT then announced plans to run a Hope Campaign. They have 3 patterns for the project which they have given to their customers and have asked for donations to take to an orphanage in Guatemala. I couldn't wait to take part and quickly went through my extensive stash so find something pretty.

I am so guilty of keeping by fabric for my brand Vicent & Valerie. Then not making them up because people often ask for all manner of other sizes and makes, it can then be hard to get hold of them again. I settled on this gorgeous mint green rabbit fabric 


I since found out, it also comes in pink meeps!

Close up of the pretty trims I used :-



I love the group and have already bought a butt load of patterns both from the paper pattern deal and from the recent winter sale

In the random paper pattern lot I got a chance to have a pattern I wouldn't normally choose myself, to make little felt flowers. So today I whizzed up these gorgeous felt flowers for Vincent & Valerie, my handmade Etsy shop 



I have also made some gorgeous boy's rompers and will get those uploaded over the weekend