Mittens for this fall

For this fall I wanted Sara to have new mittens. The snow-gloves still fit her, but the last year´s mittens are a bit small. I used the medium size of the mittens’ pattern of “Little things to sew”. It is a very nice pattern, quick and easy to follow. I used a very soft and nice cotton fleece, but I thought it was not thick enough. I first thought of lining the mittens, following the construction of ikatbag. You can even make mittens for the snow with the same technique and Liesl´s pattern (see here). But at the end I decided to quilt two pieces of fleece and treat it as a single layer.

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I like so much the pattern that since then I have already sewed two more pairs 🙂

Polka dots swing skirt

Probably my favorite garment that I have sewn for Sara so far is this skirt. It is a simple pattern for a lined skirt, but with a lovely cut. I really like it a lot. The pattern is from oliver+s and it is one that I will use for sure many times.

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The Pattern review:

Pattern Description: Oliver+s swing set skirt: A gathered skirt with elastic casing and drawstring, fully lined

Pattern Sizing: Size 4T for a four-year old.

Did it look like the original photo/drawing once sewed?: Yeah

Were the instructions easy to follow?: Yes, they are very clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I like the cut and the fit.

Did you learn anything new from this sewing project?: Well, it has been the first lined skirt I have sewn. The way of inserting the elastic was quite clever.

Fabric Used: polka dotted denim

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: For sure. I will sew a winter version soon, and surely further versions will come.

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To match the skirt I also made a bow hair tie for her, from the free pattern of oliver+s:
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Lazy days skirt

Lazy days skirt

We have let the blog resting for a while. Not that it needed it, but well it is not easy to have a proper balance of all to-do’s and all wishes. And well the blog comes always last. But for sure we were not resting here. Apart from the work and home duties we have made several projects with the kids and there was also a lot of sewing in the rare spare time. This is one of the first sewing projects: a skirt following the simple and free pattern of oliver + s. The fabrics were actually scraps from a cushion I made for the morning circle of the Krippe of the youngest. Nice sewing project to start with and the result is quite neat.