Saturday, 25 October 2014

Willy Wonka & the golden ticket, Kids Clothes Week day 6

Okay, I have some last KCW items to share. Inspired by Willy Wonka I'm finally stepping out of the comfort zone of my blue en grey fabrics. I made big rascal something purple!


I wanted to capture Willy Wonka's colourscheme, the purple, yellow and green in a sweater. I used (dare I say it? Yes!) the Rowan tee by Titchy Threads in a size 4 with a hood, shoulder stripes and armcuffs.
I dyed some sweatshirt fabric purple, used a knit for lining the hood and added yellow piping to the hood stripe. The cuffs are recycled and came from one of my own sweaters. The shoulder stripes are cut out of some old pants, a woven with some weird plastic coating, but used this way it almost looks like leather. I like it!

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)
The golden ticket in the story inspired me to make a tulle skirt for rascals best friend. I soon realised sewing tulle is far from easy and decided to go with the non-sewing method, tying the tulle to an elastic waistband. The result is a puffy skirt, not really useable for everyday wear, but fun for dressing up.

huisje boompje boefjes - tulle skirt

huisje boompje boefjes - tulle skirt

























This weekend we're spending some fun time together in a holiday cottage and I got to take some pictures of Willy Wonka and the golden ticket together.

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee / tulle skirt

huisje boompje boefjes- tulle skirt
huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee / tulle skirt

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee / tulle skirt


That's a wrap everyone! A very productive Kids Clothes Week for me and I loved the challenge of working with the theme.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Recycle Rowan, Kids Clothes Week day 5

Are you still hanging in there? Finishing projects or sidetracked by new ideas? I have been working on my something purple, but more about that this weekend. Being on a roll I managed to squeeze in another Rowan tee. This pattern is really perfect for recycling. I grabbed some old tees from my stash, kept the existing hem and an hour later, little rascal is ready to go.

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

"Pim piloot" pants, Kids Clothes Week day 3

Little rascal just received a new book from his grandparents last weekend. Pim Piloot by Ruth Wielockx (also translated in English as Pilot Pete). The book is about a pilot who loves to fly around in his stunt plane and also helps out by flying a rescue helicopter, a cargo plane, and more.

Pim Piloot bt Ruth WielockxOur boys really like the pictures in this book and I've spotted little rascal the last couple of days "flying around" with his arms wide open, pretending to be an airplane. Due to this and the fact he's in desperate need of new pants, I made my little pilot a pair of aviator pants (a pattern by Winter Wear Designs). I used a grey sweatshirt fabric and a blue wool, recycled from an old maxiskirt. For now I just did the most basic version, but you can add all kinds of cargo and welt pockets to the pants. The size 3 fits perfectly. A really nice, comfy pair of sweatpants!

huisje boompje boefjes- aviator pants (pattern winter wear designs)

huisje boompje boefjes- aviator pants (pattern winter wear designs)
huisje boompje boefjes- aviator pants (pattern winter wear designs)


huisje boompje boefjes- aviator pants (pattern winter wear designs)



Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Charlie & Lola tee, Kids Clothes Week Day 2

KCW day 2, how are you doing? I completed my hours of sewing, still going strong! Those of you who follow me on instagram might have seen I'm working on something with tulle now (among other things), hopefully I'll get that done and show you later this week. Today's outfit is inspired by Charlie & Lola.

Charlie & Lola written by Lauren Child

As part of the second test round for the Rowan tee by Titchy Threads, I made big rascal a long sleeved tee with full arm stripes and a kangaroo pocket in "Charlie colours". For the fabric I used three old shirts from my stash. This tee is a combination of a size 3 width and 4 length. I also added some extra colour blocking to the kangaroo pocket.

I love, love, love this pattern! The instructions are easy to follow with a lot of pictures explaining the steps. The finish is very neat and you can mix and match the options to your hearts desire everytime you pull out this pattern. Because there are 144 possible combinations that can be made with the pattern options, Laura offers a reduced price for the first 144 hours the Rowan tee is released. Go get your copy!

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

huisje boompje boefjes- Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Bedtime story PJ's, Kids Clothes Week day 1

Drumroll please.... the KCW challenge week is here! Are you all sewing along from the 20th-26th? I've got quite a list of items I want to make the rascals and I've done my tracing and cutting already.
Now I can use my hour a day to the fullest. First up for day 1, something the rascals were in desperate need of, pyjamas. Actually I love making PJ's. It's quick to sew and it gets a lot of wear, especially during the fall break big rascal has from primary school this week. No rush in the morning, just potter around indoors, playing in their pyjamas.

I made them both a pair of knit PJ's using the go to leggings by Andrea Pannel to which I added cuffs and the Rowan tee by Laura from Titchy Threads. This pattern will be released today! You can read more about this fantastic tee in my tester post. For the PJ's I made the most basic tee option, just long sleeves with cuffs and a regular neckline (but the possibilities with this pattern are almost endless, go check it out!)

huisje boompje boefjes- PJ's based on go to leggings and rowan tee








huisje boompje boefjes- PJ's based on go to leggings and rowan tee






















So are you sewing along? Love to see your makings!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Want to take a stroll with me and my Woodland cape? (pattern Liesl+Co)

One of the things I've been wanting to sew for a while now is the Woodland stroll cape by Liesl+Co and with fall finally here this was the perfect time to sew it up. I used a blue wool fabric and a bright orange lining. Instead of normal buttons with a buttonhole I decided to go with duffel buttons. The pattern is pretty straight forward and with only three patternpieces a quick sew. The most time consuming is sewing the lining because it's slippery, but a whole lot of pins did the trick. I love the result and I think this one will get a lot of wear.

huisje boompje boefjes- woodland stroll cape (Liesl+Co)

huisje boompje boefjes- woodland stroll cape (Liesl+Co)
huisje boompje boefjes- woodland stroll cape (Liesl+Co)
huisje boompje boefjes- woodland stroll cape (Liesl+Co)



Monday, 6 October 2014

Mini apron

It seems our Indian summer has ended, the weather really turned this morning. Perfect weather to potter around in the kitchen en do some baking. Little rascal loves to help so I quickly sewed up an apron for him, using the free pattern by Living with punks. The size is just right for my 2,5 year old. The fabric is a curtain sample, yay for recycling!

Huisje boompje boefjes- mini apron (free pattern Living with punks)

























Huisje boompje boefjes- mini apron (free pattern Living with punks)

Huisje boompje boefjes- mini apron (free pattern Living with punks)

Huisje boompje boefjes- mini apron (free pattern Living with punks)
























Hmm white rolls, bon app├ętit!


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