Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hooded towels

Over 2 years ago, I made big rascal a hooded towel, perfect along the poolside or at the beach. I finally got around making little rascal one as well. Both hooded towels are made with old duvet covers.

hooded towelshooded towels


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Recycled prefontaine shorts

Next item in my selfmade summer wardrobe is a pair of prefontaine shorts, a pattern by Made with Moxie (again from the perfect pattern parcel #3).  I did some recycling by using an old crib sheet, just like the staple dress I made last week.  It's a pair of shorts with a nice loose fit, perfect for the hot summer days we're having now.

prefontaine shorts (pattern made with moxie)

prefontaine shorts (pattern made with moxie)





Sunday, 13 July 2014

Recycled staple dress

Today I'd like to share my first item of the perfect pattern parcel #3. I'm trying to make my own summer wardrobe this year and first up is the staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes. After measuring I decided to make a muslin first (size medium) out of some old white cribsheets. I made the version with the straight hem, skipped the pockets and did an alteration to the shirring. By lack of elastic thread I sewed a biastape to the wrong side of the dress and inserted some normal elastic. The dress turned out to be a perfect fit! I love it so much I decided the muslin is very wearable too, it just needed a different colour so I dyed it grey. I'm convinced this dress will be worn a lot. It's very comfortable, perfect for chasing after my boys on warm summer days and at the same time quite fashionable. Love it!

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Last minute diy pirate costume

So tomorrow is the last day of school before summer! At our school that means time to dress up. Up till now big rascal wasn't too fond of costumes, especially when it involved capes or hats. So I tried to keep it simple and asked him what he wanted to be. A pirate! Lucky me, that's an easy one. I made him a black vest out of knit and a white muscle tee underneath. I skipped the eyepatch  but did add a red bandana. Combined with these shorts  he looks quite the pirate.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Orange mania, the rohan hoodie

If you' re following me on instagram, you've probably seen a couple of worldcup related orange pictures passing by. And we're not going home yet! Getting ready for the quarter finals this Saturday I made big rascal an orange rohan hoodie, a free pattern by the crafty kitty. The orange fabric is linen. For the lining I used my leftover stamped triangle kokka  from this pair of pants. Go Holland!

rohan hoodie (pattern by the crafty kitty)

rohan hoodie (pattern by the crafty kitty)

rohan hoodie with stamped kokka lining

Birthday gift, homemade little purse

Big rascal is invited to the birthday party of the girl next door. She's turning five and he's so excited about the games and eating pancakes. With my all boys household I had to come up with a gift for a girl. Luckily her biggest wish was a flashlight. Ah, now we're talking, something we can relate to. We found a little red flashlight, the perfect size to put in a purse. Adding some fun goodies like a button, some hairpins and a bouncing ball made the gift complete. Rascal is ready to party. Happy birthday Nynke!

homemade little purse for girls

homemade little purse for girls


Friday, 27 June 2014

Teacher thank you gift, summer tote bag

School is almost out for summer, the last weeks are filled with festivities, cleaning up classrooms and goodbyes. I made a tote bag for one of little rascal's daycare teachers (she's leaving for a new job this summer), following Dana's tutorial. Really simple and fun! I filled the bag with some summer goodies. Thanks Jennifer, enjoy your summer and good look in your new job!

teacher gift, tote bag

teacher gift, tote bag

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