Saturday, 26 July 2014

All The Little Things

I try to sew as often as possible, most often late at night once the kids are in bed. But I am better at sewing than I am at blogging. So this is a bit of a catch up for some of the things I've made over the past few months but not shared here. Sorry,but some of these are dodgy mobile phone photos.
 The first photo is from March. I made this Little Missy Bolero with some Lisette fabric for Eloise to wear with this GORGEOUS ribbon trimmed tutu I bought from a very clever, crafty friend and owner of CharliQ Tutus. It is so professionally made with lovely soft tulle and glossy ribbon. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Below is a pair of Leon shorts that I made into suspender shorts with a few small modifications. This reminds me I need to make some more Leon shorts. How cute are they?

I wanted to make a suspender skirt and started with the Pattern Emporium Flat Front Skirt. In the end I changed every piece except for the pocket lining piece. That is not because there is anything wrong with the pattern (in fact it's a great pattern for a simple skirt and makes a good jumping off point for individual creativity) but to get the look I was after I made the changes :)

The shorts above are Clover Shorts from Willow&Co paired with another Little Missy Bolero. I love both of these patterns. I will be making more of these when the weather warms back up.
The shorts below are another version of the Clover Shorts. These have the ruffle top which gives a paper bag shorts look.

Below is a little blanket I crocheted for Eloise's dolls bed. I made the squares for it a looooong time ago but finally stitched them all together.

One of the many Boo! twirly skirts I have made recently. This one has tiny strawberries on it and I bound the hem with contrast binding.

I made a modified Hummingbird dress from Rabbit Rabbit. It is a little shorter than the pattern (I was using stash fabric and didn't have enough for the suggested length) and the flutters are from the Boo! Designs DYO overalls pattern. I love the end result.

Below is the Louisa Dress from Compagnie-M. It is fully lined and the turquoise is corduroy so it is nice and warm. (and a little sneak peek at some buttons I made...more on that in a later post)

Thanks for visiting. Some exciting things are coming up....

I have been testing two fabulous patterns and can't wait to share some pics of them. I will be blogging about how to make your own buttons. Oh, and we are having a little giveaway on our facebook page to show our appreciation to you for following our little blog.

and... I forgot to mention... I passed all of my Fellowship exams!! No more exams for me for a really long time!

Please leave a message here or on our FB page to let me know what you think. Please feel free to link up pics of your projects too. I've enjoyed seeing some pics of Twirly Pettiskirts popping up :)

Kerry xx


  1. Hello! Beautiful blog and sewing! I especially love how you added the ruffle sleeves to your hummingbird dress. Would you be able to share a little bit more detail about how you did them? It looks like they're sewn into the top of the bodice piece as well as the straps? Thanks in advance!

  2. I've been looking for a pattern for a suspender skirt just like that! Would you mind sharing yours (or letting me buy it from you?)? Also love those bloomer shorts! Thanks :)


  3. I've been looking for a pattern for a suspender skirt just like that! Would you mind sharing yours (or letting me buy it from you?)? Also love those bloomer shorts! Thanks :)


  4. Hey! I have been looking for a suspender skirt pattern like yours... do you sell the pattern? I would love more information! Email- ♡

  5. Your patterns are fabulous!! Do you sell them? I would love more information! email:

  6. Where may I find this pattern?


  7. I adore your suspended skirt, do you sell this as a pattern? I would love more info