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Thursday, 10 October 2013

My Sewing Mojo

Sew, what?!
There has been a pitiful lack of sewing in my life over the last few months and this makes me sad (insert sad face).  You may remember that I pledged way back at the start of my blog to sew every week and later, laid out plans to make the Charlotte skirt; but what's happened since then, you may well ask?

Well, err, not a lot actually.  Sewing still feels like a guilty pleasure and always seem to fall to the bottom of my to-do list; can you believe that scrubbing my kitchen floor with bleach came above sewing?!  Madness.

A while back I told you about the Little Dress Kit that I won in a blog give away and I actually got around to making it up last week; it was just the right size for my youngest niece.

This kit was so easy to sew up and the great thing is that you can re-use the template to make further nurses (or other) aprons in the future.

What you get in the kit:
All fabric
Sticky backed pattern pieces
3 reels cotton

You simply peel the pattern pieces from the backing and stick them onto the fabric, cut around the template and jobs a goodun.  Sewing up the apron largely involves sewing in straight lines apart from the nurses badge which you could hand sew or even use fabric glue.  Go and have a look at the other kits available at Little Dress Kits; there are 3 levels of kit and I think the nurses outfit is suitable for a beginner.  At £19.99 this kit would be a great gift for someone who wants to start sewing but has not quite plucked up the courage to get their sewing machine out of it's box.

My son's friend was responsible for putting the apron on Mr Wilf whilst under the influence following my birthday party;  he reminds me of Nana from Peter Pan in this photo (Mr Wilf, not my son's friend)!

Don't get over excited, but more sewing may be occurring this week.  Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more. 


PS This is not a sponsored post and Mr Wilf was not harmed or upset whilst wearing the apron



  1. I'm sure Mr Wilf is a willing subject! SIL xx

  2. Cute dress and Mr. Wilf didn't seem to mind modeling it :)

  3. So cute!
    I just found your blog!!
    I am now following via bloglovin !!
    Looking forward to keeping up!



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