children, sewing

Peppa Pig Sleeveless Hoodie (Ottobre 3/2015)

My kids are crazy about Peppa Pig so when I saw a preorder for a Peppa custom knit come up, I jumped on it. My first foray into custom knits… very dangerous eye candy, LOL. I picked up a yard of fabric and 3 panels – 2 with Peppa and 1 with George. My plan… Continue reading Peppa Pig Sleeveless Hoodie (Ottobre 3/2015)

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Ottobre Circus Horse Dress (4/2013 – #20)

I made this dress for my daughter to wear over Christmas – it’s taken a while to get a photo of it! Little miss doesn’t like to wear any warm clothing however, so it has been impossible to get a photo of her actually in this dress! As usual, the instructions were easy to follow,… Continue reading Ottobre Circus Horse Dress (4/2013 – #20)

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Ottobre ruffled top (4/2015 #1)

I made two of these little Ottobre Ruffled Tops for some upcoming 1st birthdays. This was one of my first projects using my new binding attachments for my coverstitch machine. Binding things is so much fun with this gadget! Initially my binding fabric was rolling around like crazy and not feeding through the binder properly.… Continue reading Ottobre ruffled top (4/2015 #1)

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Ottobre Ruched Skirt (4/2013 #5)

(Originally published on BurdaStyle 1/17/2016) I decided to make 4 of these little skirts as gifts for some upcoming birthdays. I love how easy they were to make, and how cute the finished product is! I might become addicted to shirring ;-). The instructions called for two rectangles serged together, resulting in two side seams,… Continue reading Ottobre Ruched Skirt (4/2013 #5)

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Ottobre Stardust Hooded Jacket with Diagonal Zipper

Originally published on BurdaStyle 12/03/2014 I finally made something for my son! It also happened to be my very first project from an Ottobre magazine (4/2013). The diagonal zipper was what caught my attention, so when I found some blue fleece on clearance at Joann, I decided it would work well as this sweater. (Incidentally,… Continue reading Ottobre Stardust Hooded Jacket with Diagonal Zipper