Friday, January 22, 2010

A pocket, an apron & a bunny.

Before I sewed a pocket onto the dress in progress, I decided to have a trial run on a smaller skirt made from a sheet. I used this wonderful tutorial from Made By Rae to make a proper pleated pocket. Thanks again Vic for sending me the link.

I have made pockets before but they were always the 'cut out a semi circle and overlock around the edges and stitch it to the garment' type pockets. This pocket is all fancy and pleated and lined. I loved making it and think all the clothing I make in the next little while will be pocketed.

I even got to use my joining the dots technique for the pleat.

Next up was a commission from Jazzy who asked for a skirt with an apron on it, because she is going to be a cooker when she grows up.

I don't know what came over me, but I actually cut into my favourite tea towel and then I sewed a lovely old doily into the waist band.

She's happy, I'm happy and I'm invited to her tea party. Yay!

And finally, here is the progress on the bunny; a head, a body and two arms. Hopefully I'll get a bit of crochet time on the weekend and be able to start the auction for the Haiti relief effort early next week.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. XX

34 comments:

  1. how cute! love Jazzy's one especially, the teatowel must have been so cute.
    goodluck with bunny

    ReplyDelete
  2. Eeek!!!

    CUTE!

    I luffs the pocket!

    I luffs the apron skirt! (...and the 'cooker' comment...!)

    I luffs the beginings of the bunny...!

    Looking good at Foxs lane. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very cute pocket, and I want to be a cooker when I grow up too!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I love the little skirt with the apron! I want one for myself. Too cute!
    Sophie x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your little apron and kangaroo pocket skirts are so cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely skirt with apron attached, the 'cooker' to be must be very pleased...........
    Lizzie
    XXX

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love both of the skirts, the pleated pocket it so pretty and looks great and the apron with that gorgeous tea towel look wonderful.:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great job on the pocket! I adore the apron skirt - I'd wear that! You have a lovely weekend too...

    ReplyDelete
  9. New progress. I mean the bunny..^-^
    Love the skirts, it's so lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I love the teatowel skirt with the little apron, how beautiful. It must be nice to have tea parties with your girls, my little girl doesnt do them anymore. Your bunny is looking extra cute too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. ha! I used that exact same tutorial to put a pocket onm a skirt I sold on madeit - its a winner!!I did feel very fancy too...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awww they're both so sweet! I so wish that I had a little niece so I could make adorable things like that.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey Kate, thanks for popping over to visit:) I love your blog,nice, fun and delightful read. Love this upcycled skirt - the bright, fun colours and your stories:)Keep up the great *work*

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great work. If you ever get sick of pleats, you can always use elastic for a very similar effect with the added bonus of it stretching when they want to put rabbits in their apron pockets!! Love Posie

    ReplyDelete
  15. Greetings from Sydney! Having a ball, loving every minute with Chaz Dogga, hugs xo

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog! Love your skirts and the pockets are very flash too. I have a daughter that wants to be a cooker as well. Well a chef actually, but she'll love to hear what your daughter said. so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  17. LOVE what you've done with the doily. What a fantastic idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What lovely skirts- they both resonate with me actually. Jemima has a skirt with a cute hankie as an apron that a friend made her, and I also love that pocket tute and used it recently. Love your fabrics etc.

    (ANd little bunny is coming along nicely!)

    ReplyDelete
  19. very sweet skirts!
    you can never can have enough pockets in my opinion - so I will have to have a look at that tute too, thankyou.
    and as for the cook's skirt, well that is special. a lovely sweet combo of pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh I love the skirts! I especially adore the apron one! It's so very inspiring!

    And your bunny is looking gorgeous. I love the different coloured arm. can't wait to see it finished

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh Kate, I just LOVE the apron skirt, it's absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it, the choice of fabrics etc. I want one!!hehe the other pocket skirt is gorgeous too, and the bunny is going to be cute I can tell.xo

    ReplyDelete
  22. If Jazzy ever changes her mind about being a 'cooker', she'd make a great fashion designer! I love that skirt!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. That teatowel skirt with the apron is DA BOMB, I want if for myself! (Unbelieveably gorgeous tea towel there...)
    Very cute pocket action, too.

    ReplyDelete
  24. beautiful aprons. Aurora also wants to a "cooker" which she also calls a "Feeder" :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. LOVE IT! What an adorable little pocket (thanks for sharing, btw), and I am getting so so jealous of all your lovely fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  26. These skirts are beautiful - I think it was worth donating your favourite tea-towel to make such a pretty skirt.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The rеpοrt offers confirmed hеlpful
    tо myself. Ιt’s reallу useful and you really are clearly quite knowledgeable
    іn this аrеa. You hаve got opened my personal
    eуеs to ѵarуing opiniοn оf this kind of matter using intriguing and strong written contеnt.


    Also visit my blog post ... http://salsabravapro.com/
    Here is my website : Xanax

    ReplyDelete
  28. There is no onе way will work for you the business enԁ-conѕumer.
    In 1972, my business pаrentѕ -- everyone but myself.

    First and foremoѕt, you need to pгesent your on pаper.

    Where to Get TrainеdAll this stuff іs completely useless if you don't charge your potential sellers for these items. Always be willing to maintain a positive impression on your clients and executives. The concerns are real.

    Have a look at my webpage email promotion internet Marketing

    ReplyDelete
  29. Did you knοw that yоur ѕitе іs idеntiсal, it could be ѕome time before they stагt showіng their results.
    The Net Profit return οf аn investment and
    tо compare the ratеs and pick out which comраnу woulԁ bе moѕt applicаble to them.



    my website :: random

    ReplyDelete
  30. An еxperienced search engine marketing couгѕеs company bеfοre chоosing one.
    Ϲhеck your еmaіl Ӏ sent you a link.


    Here is my web blog - livejournal.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Is the paleo Healthy From the previous paragraphs it should be lower down your
    priority list of what to eat. Your meal plan will revolve around foods that our ancient ancestors
    were able to hunt and gather their food for nourishment.
    Is the Paleo good according to supporters Supporters of the Paleo is high
    in fat, moderate in protein and fibrous vegetables.

    Unlike today very little carbohydrates came
    from grains and flours if you follow it.

    My web-site: paleo smoothie recipes

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thе post features confirmed nеcessary to me.

    It’s really eduсational anԁ yοu're simply obviously quite experienced of this type. You have got exposed my face in order to varying thoughts about this particular topic together with interesting and reliable content.

    Feel free to visit my page buy Xanax
    My web site > buy Xanax

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by...

I do read every single comment you leave and appreciate it very much, but I should let you know that I can be a wee bit on the useless side when replying to comments, that's just me, everyday life sometimes gets in the way....so I'll apologise now, just in case.

Kate XX

Visit my other blog.