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Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:48 pm
by rootoo
Awesome cords Lu! Did you use a pattern? I'm wanting to make DS some pants, he seems to have heaps of shorts but only 3 pairs of 'longs' :lol: The pattern I have is more trackpant shape, but maybe if I added pockets they'd look more liek proper pants? hmm... TBH I'm probably just going to get DP to spend his hotpoints on farmers vouchers so I can buy some pants :oops:

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:51 pm
by LuluNZ
I bought a whole lot of funny branded patterns at spotlight for $2 each a while ago and the pants and hoody are one of them. They were supposed to have a second smaller pocket on top of the one thats there but I couldn't be bothered doing it and liked how they look this way anyway. The only thing is this is a size 2 but I had to cut the legs almost in half lengthwise they were so long.

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:17 pm
by Claire
Autumnal Aine :lol:

duck soup jacket
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hoodie
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t and leggings
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got more for the 'set' but all needs finishing touches (I'm really bad at starting and not finishing things :oops: )

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:25 pm
by mama anne
Claire they're beautiful! The appliqué is amazing. And the jacket looks so snuggly and warm.
:bow: :smt055

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:32 pm
by Louise
Wow, everything in this thread is amazing! Well done everyone!

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:36 pm
by LuluNZ
Gorgeous Claire! I've been searching for a hoody pattern like that. Where did you get that one from?

And the applique really makes it. I love the use of the two different fabrics.

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:40 pm
by growingclothie
Gosh claire those embalishments look for professional, and so creative, i don't know how you come up with ideas like that!

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:49 pm
by Mumof4girls
Wonderful sewing Claire...love the hoodie-really cool!

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:56 pm
by Claire
LOL.. I didn't come up with either of them.. I'm not terribly creative :lol:
the tree is from a sewmamasew pillow tutorial that I had bookmarked but cant find right now and the flowers are taken from here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25178580@N00/3171676122/
whenever I see a photo on flickr that I like I 'fav' it and so I can look at my favourites later for a good shot of inspiration ! (I joined heaps of sewing flickr groups and there is so much great stuff on them)

The hoodie pattern is one I made up Lulu .. I wanted to make a 'hilda and tilda' (ottobre outfit) but it doesnt go down as small as DDs size so I used my own pattern and modified it to use their 'styling' iykwim.

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:59 pm
by macca
Ooh Claire you finished the Duck soup hoodie. Nice - look s really good. Love the rest too :bow:

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:38 pm
by rootoo
:smt060 the tree on the t-shirt!! Beautiful :D

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:45 pm
by krisha
Awesome work Claire (as always!) I love the duck soup jacket :D

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:28 pm
by mum2girls
Gorgeous stuff Claire :D

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:29 pm
by Resse
Oh there is some cool cool stuff!!

I love all the ideas - getting me very inspired! :D

My problem is....
-I haven't done a lot of clothes sewing, so have not that much confidence
-I HATE tracing patterns and all the cutting out
-I don't always understand all the techniques involved
-Not knowing the techniques is holding me back!!
-I am afraid of making mistakes, cause it is hard to fix,and I don't like wasting fabric

BUT

I should just try - cause I am never going to learn if I don't make mistakes... right?....

Re: April 2010 Craft Focus - Get Ready for Winter!

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:04 pm
by caturn
Claire love those embellishments, too cute (might use the idea LOL)

Renate elastic waist pants are super easy 2 pattern piece 4 pairs material and some hemming and elastic. :D , start with those I can cut and make a pair in under 1 hour now . And raglan sleeve tops are very easy too.

I have made DD2 a pair of cord bootlegs and have another knit pair cut out to sew tomorrow as well as a pair pj pants for each girl. I've got merino singlets to make and long sleeve tees for pjs, and some out of merino if I have enough.

Also have some merino to make me a couple of tops and some coat wool I want to make a coat this year (got the coat wool last year :hide: )
As well as knit each girl a cardgan/jersey.