Saturday, March 29, 2008

On a roll

I had a hankering to make some kid's clothes and boy, did I feed that urge! Of course, this was already cut up in pieces on the craft table. I had been procrastinating early in the week. It's an A-line linen smock for a little girl who lives here.


Her mummy and I are doing some side-swapping......to which I had to kick my proverbial arse in motion after I snuck a peek of the bub's cardi-to-be on her blog (I'm super excited about this swap!). Here's the back with the loop closure.


The geezer had a friday night out with the boys, which is the perfect opportunity for some inane teevee to go with lots of hand-sewing.

I love this vintage button! And I'm so happy its going to get a new lease on its life.


And of course, along with the red linen, some cute japanese red riding hood fabric with polka dots. I love this fabric, too. Good thing there's still half a metre left in the stash.


Thanks so much, bloggy peeps, for the owl zipper pouch love! I'll round off replying to the rest of the emails tonight. We're off to another kid's birthday party (whatever happened to cocktail parties?!) for the rest of the afternoon.

Cheerio!....and hope the rest of your weekend is great.

13 comments:

claudine said...

Ohhhh I LOVE it!! That looks fantastic, Jade, thank you so much! Can't wait to see it in person.

Di said...

I love it! I also love the idea of you not going to cocktail parties but to children's parties instead -how life turns about!!

de vliegende koe said...

It looks bright, cheerful and gorgeous Jade, the linen with the Japanese fabric! And thanks for the link to Claudines blog!
Just make yourself a cocktail-dress and organize a party!

dontlooknow said...

Jade you are moving too fast for me to keep up! The owl is too cute ... what do you mean my stuff is neat, who are you kidding I am just wondering around in your shaddow! Lovely little dress too!

Corrie said...

ohhh I've just seen a peek of the cardy and I think both are looking lovely! red is going to look so cute on annette!!!

Corrie;)

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous dress Jade and I also LOVE the busy patch winter smock...lovely. You have been busy since I last called by!!

Colette said...

This is so adorable. Ijust love printed binding. You are very talented and make great kiddies clothes.

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to be doing that swap Jade! I just had a peek at the cardi -- it's beautiful. And your half of the deal is sah-weet too! Love the linen AND the japanese fabric. And you've become mighty skilled wielding that camera -- your pics are beautiful!

sue said...

Annette's dress looks gorgeous and I cant wait to see the cardi modelled on your little one too. Claudine is such a beautiful knitter.

Jelly Wares said...

That dress is gorgeous!!! I love the riding hood fabric... You're just so clever Jade... I hope you don't mind if I ask you a quick sewing question.... I was wondering how you get youre bias to sit so neatly around the neck line??? Do you hand sew it down???

Jodie ;)

upstateLisa said...

Love the fabrics!!! that is going to look so cute on a little girl!

Florence said...

So lovely - and I love the button.

Kate said...

Gorgeous smock - I just love that fabric!