Categorysew-a-long

{Sew-along} ~ VEST ~ Winners

Wow, what an amazing sew along that was, there so we many awesome vests made and children happy with their new clothes. Aren’t they all amazing??? Now to the WINNERs, MOST LIKES ~ Jenny Young for her frozen inspired vest DESIGNER’S CHOICE ~ Gabrielle McCarthy for her Vintage Scout Vest RANDOM.ORG ~ April Mason with her gorgeous flowers vest Ladies, can you please email me lydia at littlekiwis (dot) co (dont) nz with the 3 patterns you would like 🙂

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{Sew-along} ~ Vest ~ VOTING

Day six, by now you will have (hopefully) finished your vest and uploaded it to THIS ALBUM However, if you are still running behind schedule I have decided that you have until the 18th to upload your photo.  You may not be in the running for the most likes, but you will be in the running for the random.org prize or the designers choice. There are some really amazing vests so far, so make sure you head over to the […]

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{Sewalong} VEST ~ Day 4 & 5

Day 4 was a catch up day. Today is day 5.   The final step in the vest (if you haven’t already done it!! Adding the closure of choice. ~ Buttons/button holes ~ Plastic snaps ~ Kilt Pin ~ BIG sew on pop and a covered button for show ~ Magnetic bag clasp Go carefully with the buttonholes if your vest is thick, take you time and don’t rush, you don’t want to break a needle or make a mess […]

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{Sewalong} Vest ~ Day 3

Day 3 Today we are finishing off the main parts of the sewing.  Attaching the lining, side seams, bottom hem and the topstitching.  The trick with attaching the lining, is to use LOTS OF PINS.  My first two vests had a knit lining so it was very important to pin all the way around, quite close together to make sure the lining and the main fit together perfectly. I pin at the main points first, like the shoulder seams, the […]

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{Sewalong} ~ VEST ~ Day 2

Day 2 and we are on to the sewing.   Thank you to Melanie who reminded me to let you all know that if you have a walking foot then now is a good time to change it.  Because if you are using a woollen blanket such as mine, then it will all be rather thick and bulky. I don’t have one and for the last few vests I have just used my normal needle and normal machine foot.  And […]

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{Sewalong} ~ VEST ~ Day 1 & a Yoyo flower tutorial)

Welcome to day 1 of the VEST sew along. I’m very excited to see what all of you come up with.  I love seeing the different interpretations of my patterns and how one pattern can look so different when made by two completely different people. Remember to read through the MAIN POST it has all the important information about what you have to do and when you have to do it by 🙂 Today we are printing, taping and cutting out […]

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{sew-along} Woollen Vest 11-16th August

In celebration of my FREE WOOLLEN VEST pattern, I’m running a sew-along. To join in with the sew-along you will need to: ~ Join my facebook group ~ Join the EVENT ~ Download the pattern HERE ~ Follow along with the schedule, I will be posting in the event each day. ~ Upload a photo of your vest (made during this sew-along week) to THIS ALBUM Here is a blog button If you write a blog, I would love you […]

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Sew along WINNERS

Thank you to the people who participated in my very first sew along…I hope you all had fun. We had some very cute dresses sewn over the last few days 🙂 and here they are.  Aren’t they cute? Fiona Idalmis Jenny Clara Marie Marie Tiffany AND THE WINNERS? Peoples Choice (most votes on photo) ~ Clara Mason Designers Choice ~ Idalmis Adams Random Org ~ Jenny Latto  Congratulations ladies, email me with the 2 patterns that you would like.

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Sew along ~ DAY 5 – Beachcomber Pinny.

Yay, Day 5 – Today you will be attaching the band and doing all the finishing touches, ie attaching snaps or button holes and finishing off any topstitching and pressing the dress. Remember to take a photo and upload it to the sew along album which I have pinned at the top of the group.  IF you photo is not in the ablum then it cant be in to win. there are 3 winners , peoples choice (most likes), Designer choice […]

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