Monday, July 20, 2015

Tunic and Bloomers - My First Pattern Draft


A few weeks ago I sat down and drafted my very first sewing pattern! 

I've never sewed anything from scratch before, I have -always- had a pattern and written instructions to go by, but as my best friends baby shower was approaching I knew that I wanted my gift to be something special that only I could give. Nappies and onsie's just weren't going to cut it this time.

I trawled my friends Pinterest boards and secretly re-pinned so many ideas of things she likes with the hopes of mashing some ideas together to create the perfect outfit. My friend is super styley and is going for a grey / beige / some dusky pink colour palette in her life right now and I wanted my outfit to fit in with that.


The pictures above were my main inspirations from the things that she had been pinning to her baby boards. 

I learnt so much in the process of making my own pattern. I spent hours on google learning about sizings, seams, gradings, sleeve insets, hem shapes, button closures... you name it!

It was such a great experience to be able to learn some new skills, and had definitely helped me in the construction and understanding of patterns since then.
Here are the final garments that I made for some special little ladies coming Earth side soon. Yes! Two of them, for twinsies! CUUUTE.

DETAILS::
For the bloomers I used this free bloomer pattern from See Kate Sew

Tops were measured, created and sewed from scratch by me! 

The tops have bias binding all around the inside seams which was a first for me. Its SUCH a great technique, I'll definitely be doing it again. The backs are finished off with a little elastic loop button closure.

I cant wait to see these little twinnies in them this summer! AND. I'm excited to make some more creations from scratch! Yay!

(urgh, I wish I had taken the time to snap some better photos, but alas, I was down to the wire in getting these finished!)

4 comments:

  1. These are amazing!!!! I love the pin-tuck thing on the top (no idea what the correct sewing terminology is!). For a second I thought YOU were having twins!

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  2. AMAZING!! I so need to learn that stuff rather than faking it and regretting it! Love the colours too!

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  3. Well done you! Totally great way to learn by diving in and the results are fab!

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