Sewing Adventures

Sadly my adventures have so far been very limited, with each of the 3 kids taking it in turns to get sick. Last night was an eye opener for sure. We are lucky to live somewhere that has an after hours doctor call out and for kids, it’s covered under our Medicare System. So last night, so we called one, just to put bot mine and hubby’s mind at ease with our eldest after he developed a very serious cough.

All horrible thought were going through my mind while we waited for the doctor to arrive. Does he have whooping cough? What about the other kids, will they be ok? But all was made ok once that angel with a medical bag arrived he confirmed Alex did not have whooping cough, he in fact had croup. Still serious, but thankfully not serious enough to see my big baby go to hospital.

So this week’s sewing adventures will have to wait so I can be the best Mummy I can to my 3 monsters whom I love to death.

Happy Sewing

My first Pattern Test

I was so excited when I was chosen to test Little Kiwis Closet Briar Tunic/Top. You can buy the pattern here. I had so many fabric choices floating around in my head I couldn’t decide. Until I found pink chevron! Oh my, finding that fabric started an obsession (which is a story for another day).

When it comes to testing patterns for designers, you have to remember, you are testing EVERYTHING about the pattern. That includes checking instructions are easy to understand, no spelling or grammar mistakes, pattern pieces print out according to specifications, ie the test box included prints out to the measurement used by the designer. You are also checking that the finished item fits the desired size.

So enough of that, let’s check out the patten!

I was asked to to do size 12-18month, perfect for Miss A.

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Briar Tunic

Sadly Miss A was not in the mood to model, all she wanted to do was play. But the Briar Tunic is perfect for playing and going out. My favourite bit about this patten is the paper bag style.

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Briar Tunic

I have since made 2 more of these awesome tops, using different fabrics to highlight the best bits. Here are a couple more photos of Miss A in her Briar Tunic’s

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More Chevron

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More cranky model

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Lace love

This last one, I have to credit the use of lace to my hubby, he suggested it, and so glad I listened, it looks amazing.

Happy Sewing

Welcome

Well as you can tell, today is the start of this venture into the blogging world. So let me introduce myself. My name is Kylie and and I am a stay at home mum to 3 sometimes beautiful kids, sometimes monsters, but I love them either way.
A couple of weeks ago Alex, my eldest started kindy. I was so full of mixed emotions. Happy and excited for my big boy growing up, sad, because my baby boy was growing up,  way to quickly. So far he is loving it, meeting new friends, learning new skills.

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First day of Kindy

The down side to Alex starting kindy, is his little sister Amelia missing out on playing with her big brother all day. Although she is loving the extra time with mummy 😉 Amelia is still to young to head to school yet, but she is one smart cookie that’s for sure.

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Amelia, my Lil model

And the baby of the family is little Connor, 6 months old and having a hard time with teething.

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Connor, learning to walk

 Aside from being a mum, I also have a small hobby/business sewing all things related to kiddies. I currently only have a Facebook Page, which you can find here.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading. I will do my best to write everyday to share with you my sewing adventures. I have meet some amazing designers whom have allowed me the privilege of testing for them and I will share with you both the designer’s patten store, my review and pictures.

Please come back and check out my next post, my very first patten test for Little Kiwis Closet , the Briar tunic.

Happy Sewing