Oh baby! 

As soon as I heard the news of my dear friend’s sweet girl I jumped out of bed to start sewing! 



First up, this little watercolour heart cat dress. I was so happy to have enough fabric left over from my own dress! 



Of course, once I had made the first version of Rae’s free little geranium dress, I loved it and couldn’t stop at one! The first version was in lawn, and the second quilting cotton, but both were easy to work with and looked cute at the end. 



I highly recommend this pattern! Super cute outcome, easy to sew, you get a great finish, and the contrast potentials are really fun! You can find it here. The method Rae recommends for gathers is genius! Rae was very generous to make the littlest size free, and I will definitely wanting to buy the bigger sizes once I have some older girls to sew for! There are tons of cute variations in the full version that I’d like to try!



I finished the backs of both dresses with little snaps, firmly hand sewn on. I still need to figure out how to stop the stitches showing on the other side! Any good tips? 



All up, a very fun project, and the new parents really liked them! Yay! 

Scout and Cloud

I have another scout-out-fit for you today!

I love wearing this scout! Batik fabric from Thailand, hem straightened out to keep the selvage, it’s crisp and happy.

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This is how I wear my scouts most often/ what I wear most often full stop. Scout, skinny jeans, flats if it’s warm, cardi and boots if it’s cool. Too easy! And I get to enjoy wearing lots of fun fabrics!

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Isn’t this little cloud cute? Stumbled upon him and was happy I was wearing something unblogged! Thanks mum for the pics!

What’s your go to outfit?

wip: french market medallion quilt

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How yummy are these fabrics??

I bought them as a kit from the cottage quilt works. I love how all of the colours work so well together, and the way some pieces of fabric I might not have chosen on my own, seem so necessary to really make it sing.

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I knew I loved the fabric, and the pattern included was “french market medallion“, which I thought was beautiful, but possibly beyond my skill level. (Having never completed a quilt before!) so I decided to start with the circles, and possibly just make a quilt out of that block, or if they were too hard to be enjoyable, to use the fabric for a more simple design of my own.

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But, lo and behold, I am really enjoying those circles! So much so that last weekend…

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… I had a go at the centre appliqué!! Yes! The whole quilt is going ahead. I feel very excited about it.

I will do a post on the sneaky cheat-y method of appliqué I used soon!