Finished Lamby from
I love her! She was so much fun to make. Good instructions and pattern too. She is a Christmas present for one of my nieces.
Here are some other toys I am working on. The Waldorf boy doll was my son’s when he was little. I revamped him as he was looking a bit shabby. I also made a mini Maileg type rabbit. More on her later. Suddenly obsessed with making toys. I like high quality nice homemade toys; they are a lot of work but so nice and satisfying.
This is my ‘elves’ workshop, as I like to affectionately call it. Do you know about knolling or ABK? It’s awesome! Helps me keep my stuff and thoughts in order…. I am so much more efficient when I do it. The rest of that cheeky series is awesome too (10 Bullets by Tom Sachs), it’s written for his employees, so not everything applies, but much of it is very helpful for craftspeople and creative studios.
Up next, this little fox.
Sewing Elsa’s costume for niece. Self drafted from this basic leotard. Just eyeballed the rest.
Working on this next: Christmas is coming :)
From the book
Wore my new dress, it’s very comfortable. Hiked a little at Finley Wildlife Refuge.
It was a beautiful evening.
Can I just say that I love this dress! It’s everything I like in a sun dress, fitted bodice, full skirt, wider straps! I love it’s fit, the fabric! Everything! Ok maybe I’m gushing a bit. Tomorrow I wear it for the first time, I can’t wait.
Bodice detail. I will try to post pictures of me wearing it soon.
- Bodice self drafted using online pattern diagram (see this post)
- Skirt drafted just like this dress
- Used a shirred panel in back of dress to avoid a zipper, It just pulls on.
- Fabric is plaid seersucker
Overall a very simple make. My favorite :)