Friday, March 22, 2013

I'm in love

I spent some time at our local Trash 'n' Treasure this week :)
I have fallen hopelessly in love with lace trim after my last post but I'm on this really limited sewing budget right now.
The only way around it was to head to "Clarksons"
They have everything there from food to books, cosmetics and even house paint but they have quite a large sewing section. There is a lot of fabric but you really have to look hard to find the good stuff 
However there are plenty of other sewing treasures :)
I had $36.90 in my wallet and knew if I put anything on the credit card Martin (my darling husband) would know what I had been up to (might not be quite so darling then lol)

My first stop was buttons.
There is a heap of options at 20cents a button

I have only ever used cheap thread :)
Spotlight (Joanns) charge me $2 per 1000m roll, Clarksons 50cents.

How about elastic lace? Yep they have that too.
Each roll was $2

White lace trim by the roll

Yes that says 307 metres (over 1000 feet)
$5 each

More lace trim
Soft blue, red, pink, black and green.
$2 a roll

The red one say 400m :D

Well under budget!

I spent the rest of the money getting little David some lollies, that way I was happy and so was he.
Now remember don't tell Martin lol

Friday, March 8, 2013

My Magnificent Mushroom Munchkin

Here is my Spring Dress/Top with matching convertable pants
on the Most Marvelous Model
Miss M

 Quite the gardener Miss M loves to grow Mighty flowers 

and you guessed it she is putting in Mushrooms

She is wearing Marvelous Mushroom coloured convertible pants 

They have contrasting pockets,

fake flap pockets at the back with cute flower buttons.

 Cute button up tabs hold up the pants to keep her cool

and can then be put down if she gets too cold

Or be really trendy with one up and one down ;)

There you have it
A Marvelous Matching Mushroom outfit 
on a Magnificent Munchkin
Miss M !

Check out the top detials here
Spring Dress/Top
pattern for the pants found here

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Dress/Top

Over at Project Run and Play they are doing a pattern remix of

Spring Fever Dress Pattern
I totally thought I had about another 12 hours to get this finished so you have to have photos with no model :(
This gorgeous top will also have pants to match.
I will be doing the photo shoot this afternoon and will post the whole outfit on my cute model in about 12 hours lol.
CLICK HERE for the whole outfit

It is a fantastic pattern and I will make one exactly the same at some point but here is my remix.

Trust me it will look awesome on my model :)

Who in their right mind would think to do this pattern with 5 different fabrics and the add a different colour lace into the mix too.

I'm not 100% sure that I'm happy with the sleeves, we will just have to wait and see how it looks on Little M.

You know me love a sash! This one is attached at the front. I didn't use the beautiful back in the original pattern as I thought there was enough going on with this top.

but I thought it was too plain to use a simple button hence the great big flower button.

All up I'm very happy with it.
Thanks for stopping by :)

click HERE to see it on my magnificent model :)