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28 February 2010

That's A Wrap

I'm very happy to say that I got to spend some quality time with my beautiful Singer this week.

Remember the grey wrap sweater that I made last month for G? I've sewn up three more over the past several days and I'm happy to say that I'm getting much better at it already.

The first new wrap is very thick & warm, with a fleece lining, while the second is much lighter -- just a simple cotton.

I'm totally smitten with the owl fabric (an Etsy find) and the liner fabric, with the little hot air balloon pattern, coordinates perfectly. You can also see that I've done a tiny bit of patchwork on one of the front panels, which I'll admit was only necessary because I was running out of the main fabric, but I love how it turned out.

These 'notions' fabrics were so much fun to work with -- you may recognize those buttons from the Bodum cozy I crafted for my neighbour a little while ago.

It's a little hard to tell, but I also used a scallop type stitch on the bottom seam of this particular wrap, just to spice things up a little.

(The third wrap, which I forgot to photograph, was made for my friend's daughter. It was grey with a green/pink lining.)

Now, my head is swimming with ideas for patterns & fabric combinations. I've been experimenting with a few other projects as well, which I'll be sure to share soon. For now, it's off to sleep I go.

Did you get a chance to scratch your crafting itch this week?



Blogger Mary Beth said...

LOVE these! Beautiful with such fun fabrics!  Really hoping I have a girl, I soo want to make some wrap/kimono type shirts and dresses!

February 28, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger disenchanted said...

aw, theyre gorgeous! you need to fo some more and get them on etsy! id so send for them if i had a little one to put them in!

February 28, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Those are lovely, and the fabrics are beautiful! I love the wrap around style, and I bet it makes things easier for dressing a little one. Love seeing your crafting :)

February 28, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Des these are so adorable! This is why I need a sewing machine!

February 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Mary Beth -- Ooh, I hope so too! Although sewing little jackets & such for a wee boy would be just as dear!

Disenchanted -- Sadly the pattern asks that the items sewn from it NOT be sold, since the seller is an Etsyian herself. However, I am started to work with other patterns which I will be allowed to sell, and at some point hope to make my own patterns as well!!

Lauren -- Awe, thank you! I love sharing it!

Felly -- Highly recommended! And I'd be happy to show you (and Elena!) what I've learned so far!

February 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Shannon O said...

They are Adorable! You have an eye for colours and patters that compliment each other, and clearly a knack for sewing! - Shannon O | Confessions of a Loving Wife

February 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

It may be awhile before I can afford one * sigh * so many wedding costs lol

February 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

BUT when I CAN afford one I will take you up on this! :D

February 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger lililly said...

oh god that little dark one is awesome!

You reckon a boy would suit this stuff? Would be cute as a hack around the house type thing in winter.

There is so many things i want to sew but I'm still missing my bobbin holder part to my machine :( so sad.

February 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Lililly -- I think the wrap would totally suit a boy. If you check out the arms on the darker one you can see that I altered the arms a little to make them less flared, and I think it could definitely be worked for a boy! Little ZJ would be so cute in it!

February 28, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

they are just adorable Des!

February 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
OpenID heatherica said...

I have always loved little wraps like this so much! And I am in LOVE with that owl/hot air balloon one. That owl fabric is so cute, and I don't know if you know this, but I kind of have a thing for hot air balloons. I LOVE THEM. I've even thought of getting a tattoo of a hot air balloon! Where did you find that fabric, if you don't mind me asking??

Oh, and I think these would be wonderful for a little boy. I can just imagine some really great fabrics and making a little sort of coat for a baby boy. I wish I had sewed a bit when Wes was a baby!

February 28, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Christopher And Tia said...

Oh those are so cute!! I wish I could sew, I really do. It was my goal this year, but after thinking long and hard about it- I just have way too much on my plate. I do admire the lovely things that other mothers make for their little ones though.

February 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Johanna -- Awe, merci ^_^

Heatherica -- Isn't that fabric great?? I bought it a little while ago at Fabricland! And I bet Wes would still love you to sew for him ^_^

Tia -- It's definitely something I wish I had MORE time for. There's just not enough hours in the day when you're a mama, eh?

February 28, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

So cute! Of course I'm loving that owl print one :) xo

March 1, 2010 at 12:51 AM  
OpenID heatherica said...

I did make Wes pajamas once, which were SO hard and drove me nuts!! BUT he STILL insists on wearing them even thought they are now too small for him and he still goes on and on about how they are one of his favorite things. :) I would love to try and make some more things for him, but it just seems harder to sew for older boys than for girls, you know?

March 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

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