A lovechild and other little things.

30 Dec

I love holidays. I have so much time to sew, everyday I make one thing 🙂

A few weeks back my husband  and me planned to take our niece to the Musical Mary Poppins. She spent 2 or 3 days with us and was a little bit concered because she didn´t have any “fancy theatre clothes” with her. So we digged through my Burda magazines and she picked out a pattern “with long sleeves, it´s gonna be cold”. The fabric is a eyelet cotton in ivory she found in my endless stash (one fabric down, yeah!) and called for a seethrough lining.

She was so happy with her fancy dress that she planned on wearing it for christmas, too. And yes, she did wear it!


Here she is, happy with her brand new sonic srewdriver (“from the 9th Doctor, because he is the best”)

On the day we made the dress she told me that she saw a girl in a onsie pyjama once. After a little bit of hesitating she asked me if I´m able to make her one. I orderd Jalie 3244 and a cotton jersey with owls. The pattern featers pocket, which I love. Everything needs pockets 🙂 So, here´s the cutest pyjama which my niece will get tomorrow:


Now to adult stuff again. Last week I tried out the Finlayson pattern for myself. I took the smallest size and made it up with the collar, not the hood. It´s the perfect slouchy sweater! It fits my husband as well, he will get a hooded version soon. I was wearing the shirt all day long so I decided that I needed another one. For this one I wanted a more fitted look, so I took the much used and loved Renfrew shirt pattern and lined it up with the neckline of the Finlayson. For a more sweater than shirt feeling I graded the side seams of the front and back pieces between armhole bottom and hipline.


The fabric is a stripy cotton wool knit. It was so slippery to handle so I had a hard time matching up the stripes. All in all I´m satisfied with the matching and I absolutley love this Finlayson-Renfrew mix!  I have enough stripy fabric left over to make another shirt – what is it going to be?

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