Sunday, 29 March 2015

Little Stitch and me

I tried facebook for the first time at the beginning of March I have always been a bit wary of it wondering why people want to see what people had for breakfast or where they have been on holiday. Little did I know about the facebook revelation that small businesses sell on there, especially crafty people. I have bought some lovely things from very talented people.

Well, my husband and my Nan, especially,  are always bugging me to start sewing for other people so I decided to give it a go. I lauched at the beginning of March and my page seems to be growing steadily with more interest. I have now got a small rail of clothes in a local shabby chic craft shop called 'Susie's' in Maldon High Street which i am adding to all the time. We also have started a FB page for our extra fabric that we haven't used which is going crazy at the moment.
I have now got 17 dresses to make and am booked up until the middle of the Summer so things are looking very bright. I am quite amazed at the FB phenomenon it has taken me by surprise and i am loving every minute so far. I am doing something that i love and getting paid for it you can't ask any more than that.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

At the beginning of February I volunteered to test for Lisa at Biglittle again. This time it was the pixie hood pattern, Lisa wanted to perfect the pattern and introduce it in bigger sizes and adult's too. I have made this coat before when little Miss was about 19 months, I used a red wool and embroidered the bottom with bees and flowers. It was our favourite coat.

This time i tried the size 8 for my niece. She is such a poser she loved showing off the coat.

I loved making it and used some of my favourite buttons from Mossy roots, I bought the wool mix fabric locally. I tried my best to line up the plaid around the seams and I think it wasn't too bad.

Lisa is currently selling the pattern for a discounted price the children's size goes up to age 14 and adults sizes 6-18. It features layered pattern pieces so you only print the size you want. You can make it with a collar, pixie hood or rounded hood. The tutorial has been rewritten and includes more details like pockets and you can download the rounded hood for free from the Big Little facebook page.

Visit the Big Little facebook page for inspiration