Sewing for others

I've been getting lots of sewing done lately, feeling very productive really. Mostly long sleeved tops and leggings for Isla for winter, because can you ever really have enough of these two items? Great for layering on cold winter days. I've mostly been sewing them from old shirts of mine and ones I've found at the opp shop, cutting them so I utilise the hems of the garments, it makes them so easy and quick to whip up.

But in amongst, I've been sewing a few things for others too.




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These two skirts are for a lovely lady called Donna, (hi Donna :) who has been a loyal supporter of my wee shop. She saw the one I made for Isla and asked if I could make a couple for her daughter. I'm having such fun doing these little embroideries, and the kids love finding them on their clothing too. It's nice to sit down in the evenings, when the kids are in bed, and do some quiet stitching. I hope your Poppy-Isabella enjoys wearing her skirts Donna :)



And this tunic dress/top was for a little friend of ours who turned one last week. It's my favourite pattern, which I have made many times (last time here). It's quick and easy to make up, and with the elasticated neckline and sleeves it fits for a long time, going from a dress to a top. This one is made from a lovely soft navy blue knit fabric, and I added some little stripey pockets for fun.

8 comments

Jessicah Win said...

Lovely wee clothes! I'm having an epic overhaul in the studio...seeing these makes me think twice about throwing out all the remnants I've hoarded for years, they too will get their time. At what size does it become ridiculous to keep scraps of fabric?!

Frith said...

I wanna girl, so cute Hanna.
I too have way too much little pieces of fabric that I just can't part with!

Leah said...

Just gorgeous...Im loving the top...Ive been wanting to make my girls the same thing. love the pockets.

Donna T said...

Morning Hanna, Poppy-Isabella has gone to pre school this morning proudly wearing her new chocolate skirt with pink stripy socks and boots. She looks gorgeous and was so happy with herself when she appeared out of her room this morning already dressed and ready to go. The skirts are so awesome and we love them so a huge THANK YOU. Keep up the great work. Get that shop stocked up! Take care and thanks again. xx

Ella said...

The embroideries are so cute and I just love that top/dress - the stripy pockets are perfect!

sheer whimsy said...

oh, the embroidery on these skirts is DARLING! you did a wonderful job! :)

Camille Bijou said...

i really love this little top, i would love to know where you got the pattern from...it's gorgeous.

hanna said...

Hi Camille, I actually made the pattern myself from an online tutorial - hmm, it was a long time ago, I will see if I can find it.
- ah yes here http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html