dinosaur dungarees, a teeny sewing space and planning a trip to london…
i made them for my nephew, can’t wait to see him in them. bonus points of being an aunty – all the joy of sewing baby clothes and having cuddles but without all the responsibility of round the clock child care!
the pattern is from the great british sewing bee – sew your own wardrobe. i omitted the side buttons. i couldn’t work out how to the seams of the button bit in all honesty, but he is so small that i don’t think they’re needed.
the cotton i chose to make them in just did NOT want to press. i have no idea what kind of cotton it is, but it must be some sort of mix. usually i just press the seams before i sew them, i hate pins, but i absolutely had to use pins for this because the fabric just didn’t stay put.
my dad always complains that i take over the living room with my sewing, so i thought while i have a little project i’ll try sewing in a little space!
this is the bay window of my bedroom. my desk fits in there nicely, but i had to do some squishing to get the iron and ironing board in too. it involved a lot of clambering over my bed for sustenance breaks. mmm chocolate biscuits.
compared to the patterns i’ve followed before, i don’t think the instructions in the GBSB book were massively detailed (for this project anyway). however, i’m really happy with the way they turned out. here’s some pictures of the details.
|button and button hole|
while we’re on the subject of button holes – ARGH. my sewing machine just would NOT do the second button hole. i re-threaded the machine in case that was the problem, tried doing lots of different stitches on a scrap material, even tried and successfully completed a successful button hole on the scrap, but had to do the damn thing 3 TIMES before it would do properly. i hated it. can you tell? anyway… more pictures.
|this is probably the “truest to colour” picture of the green fabric|
|LOOK AT THOSE DINOSAURS. I LOVE THEM.|
it was the first time i had made bias binding, i found out that my guillotine blade is on a ruler which is exactly two inches wide, which is the perfect size for the bias binding! best thing i have discovered ever.