getting confused by the new burda style layout! Lots of ext...
12 September, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Stripes Jumper Dress
Jumper / Pinafore dress in stretch jersey with big pockets.
I made this dress so that it could be worn on it’s own or over a tshirt.
The neckline is gathered with a piece of strong thread.
14 June, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Purple Plaid Pants
Stretch jersey with stretch lace made slightly big then ruched at the sides with elastic.
Trying to achieve an ’I’m so skinny my pants are too big for me’ look without the added complication of …
18 May, 2009
thebirchtree commented on the project Squirrel print toddler tunic
I cut the pattern myself but really it wasn’t anything special, just an A line front and back bodice (with a small slit down the back and press stud) and then fluted arms. I’ll have to tr…
17 May, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Squirrel print toddler tunic
I was trying to go for a Scandinavian feel!
thebirchtree added the project Floaty sleeved bow top
I cut my own pattern for this top. The idea from the half sleeves came from a dress I saw in a shop that had fab sleeves but was otherwise quite unflattering
3 April, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Queen of Hearts Toddler Dress
Made with my new overlocker and iron on fusing to attach the heart.
29 March, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Jersey guitar print dress
The first dress made on my overlocker (serger).
I cut the pattern myself but it is really simple.
thebirchtree commented on the project Toddler Swing Top
I’ll have to see if I can transfer it to A4 and scan it in properly. Hopefully I can!
1 March, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Cherry skirt and braces
I am playing about with styles at the moment and after reading the the new Wendy Mullen book (Sew U, Home Stretch) I was tempted by the suspender / braces look.
I decided against the pencil sk…
thebirchtree commented on the project My "Coffee Date" dress
This looks great! It works really well with that fabric.
thebirchtree added the project Toddler Swing Top
I wanted to put together a simple pattern that I could use over and over again to make my baby’s long sleeved tops from.
After a few attempts I think I have cracked it. The sleeves have littl…
thebirchtree commented on the project "Coffee Date" Blouse
This looks lovely, great idea to put the coffee date ruffle on a shirt.
26 February, 2009
22 February, 2009
thebirchtree commented on the project Jessica's Strawberry Dress
Aww, she looks gorgeous in it. Well done!
thebirchtree commented on the project pink and black Estelle
This looks fab.
21 February, 2009
thebirchtree added the project My version of Alison
I got there in the end with this one! The instructions were not very complete which made it difficult for a novice like me.
I was keen to try this one as I haven’t had got any costumes that s…
8 February, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Astrid's kitty dress
I used the top of the Vivienne Toddler dress pattern but modified it to give it slightly different shaping across the top.
The skirt is gathered and made from material upcycled from an old dre…
thebirchtree added the project Charlie 'Buggy Bag'
Very slightly adapted from the Charlie Pattern (the pouch became smaller and an inside pocket and I sewed the handles up the other way so it would fit on the back of a buggy)
7 February, 2009
thebirchtree commented on the project perfect black skirt
Ooh this looks lush.
thebirchtree commented on the project Vintage inspired tuxedo swimsuit, modified Alison
This looks fab. I am hoping to have a go at the Alison pattern soon.
thebirchtree commented on the project Monochrome Jumper Dress
It actually wasn’t as difficult to update (and upsize) as I though it would be in the end.
6 February, 2009
thebirchtree added the project Monochrome Jumper Dress
Adapted from a vintage 1970s Butterick pattern that had already been cut to fit my Mum (who is about a foot smaller than me and at least a stone lighter!)
Needed a fair bit of adapting to size…
5 February, 2009
2 February, 2009
thebirchtree commented on the project Astrid's Vivienne Dress
It is great material isn’t it? Kind of Laura Ashley with a twist :)
thebirchtree commented on the project Semi Fitted Dress
I’m going to give one of the Burda dress patterns a try soon.
thebirchtree added the project Semi Fitted Dress
One of my first dresses actually made from a commercial pattern (they all confuse me!)
I used the Kwik Sew Misses Semi Fitted Dress pattern and adapted it slightly to give it a more modern st…
thebirchtree added the project Astrid's Vivienne Dress
Slightly adapted from the Vivienne pattern to fit my 12 – 18 mth daughter.
I added small darts under the bodice and narrowed the back.
18 November, 2008
thebirchtree added the project Racoon
Black and white stripes cut with black needlecord and decorated with hand covered buttons
Apologies for terrible photos.
thebirchtree added the project Lampshade Skirt
Red needlecord with rouched detailing to give this bulked out swished effect. Hand covered black needlecord buttons.
thebirchtree commented on the project Polkadot Baby Sling
Love the cat in the sling!