As you know me *journey* with material began a couple of weeks ago, as i wanted to start making some clothes for the Chloe monster for the summer. While i was waiting for the patterns to arrive i altered a pair of dungaress by adding some frills...then the patters arrived.....so i had a go at making one of the tops.
Bearing in mind apart from curtains i've never made anything else...and like curtains are simple aren't they...lol No patterns....just cut a couple of rectangles...stitch up ...job done...lol
So when the patters arrived ...i didn't have a clue...i didn't even know how to cut out the pattern...haha
....so in the end i made a top....
...I guess for a first attempt it wasn't too bad. The top is very plain and simple...that was the pattern that i bought...as i wanted something that would be easy....however it was a loooong way from what i wanted to achieve...as i wanted to make the 'boutique style' clothes! Theres nothing quite like running before ya can walk is there....hahah
....So instead of making anymore things from the patters that i'd bought, i went in search online for 'boutique' patterns. Well...I found a fantastic site :) You buy the patterns as downloads, then you have to print them...obviously you are printing on A4...so you print the patterns in pieces...then join them together with tape....and then you cut out the pattern. I was a little dubious of this when i first bought the patterns...however i decided to jump in and have a try! Printing and matching the pieces together etc was easy ...and then onto the creating :) As well as the patterns you also get a pdf containing step by step instructions and photo's every step of the way...it was like having someone standing next to me showing me what to do :) lol....So i followed the instructions and some tops were made :) I was so pleased with the results that i went and bought more patterns, including one for boutique bottoms :) So then bottoms were made to co-ordinate with the tops :)
Here are the results.....
and then another one
Chloe wante a 'minnie mouse' style one
...So that's what i've made this past week n half :)
And believe it or not ...i can make one of those tops in less time that i can make a card :)
I've also made a few bags too..which are all lined inside...and all the seams are hidden...including the straps.
On this one i just decided after i'd finished it too fold the top over...this is the Chloe monsters bag :)
Hope you enjoyed our little fashion show...lol