Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fabrics and sewing books


The girls have grown again and are in need of some new summer clothes. I joined KCWC and I need to be prepared to get the most out of it. I have a big stack of lovely fabrics waiting to be turned in summer outfits. The list what I need/want to make for the girls is growing every day, they both need some spring/summer coats, shorts and of course a dress or two.... For almost all the clothes I make for the kids I use patterns from my pile of Japanese sewing books, I like the simple shape of the clothes much better than the patterns you'll find in Burda and Knippie. Do you like sewing clothes for your kids? What patterns do you like to use?

10 comments:

LA Love said...

Ik vind ook de simpele patronen vaak het mooist. Bovendien vind ik knippie- en burdapatronen vaak onnodig ingewikkeld en onduidelijk beschreven. Bovendien ben ik een nogal luie naaister. ;)

Supermooie stofjes trouwens!

Suus Geniet said...

Mooie stofjes! Ik heb het naaien pas net ontdekt en ben al gelukkig met een rokje. Voorlopig komen de zomerjassen dus nog uit de winkel. Maar oefening baart kunst.... Fijne dag! Suus

little birds fly said...

I sew a lot of my youngest daughter's clothes. I recently made her a bunch of shorts and ruffled halter tops using Oliver & S patterns and Aneela Hooey's new Sherbet Pips fabrics...so cute!!!
I'll post a couple of pics on the blog today :) Can't wait to see what you make for your little girls. I've never used any Japanese patterns...I'm so intimidated by the pattern tracing aspect of it! ha!

chacha papiers said...

Merci Erika pour le gentil mot chez moi : ) Je reviendrais par ici ...

Juniper said...

Oh what a lovely selection of fabrics you have to use!! Completely agree with you as regards Japanese patterns and yes I used to love sewing clothes for my kids but this year I have been too busy to do so with starting a full time teaching job. I really miss sewing. Am itching for summer holidays and then I hope to get back to it!

MondaysMilk said...

Ik ben ook gek op de japanse patroonboekjes... Ik haal er zoveel inspiratie uit. En doordat de patronen zo simpel zijn kun je ook heel makkelijk combineren. Ben vooral benieuwd naar de jassen die je gaat maken, ik wil voor Hadewig een zomerjackje maken van de echino stip... Inspireer me ;-) Groetjes, Rozalinde

la casita said...

I joined too! thanks : )

la casita said...

Japanese patterns are the best, straightforward and simple, I adore the simple shapes and the fact they are very practical... happy sewing then!

Trula said...

I completely agree with you. Simple patterns are the best. Happy sewing.

Connie Yeung said...

I like to "remake" what she had and make a bigger version of it. I made a bath-robe recently from a smaller one. It's fun and actually less complicated than following a pattern.