Monday, 17 December 2012

Molly's Christmas Present - The Finished Product!

Today I finished Molly's Christmas present! Remember how I showed you the top and skirt last week? Well now the dress is done as well and all I have to do of my Christmas sewing is Nan and Mum's hand towels!

I used the criss-cross tunic pattern by Whimsy Couture for the dress and I love the way it turned out! Whimsy Couture have a way with making super hard looking patterns actually be so easy to sew! The tutorials they include in their patterns are great - they have so much detail and nice big pictures to follow so you know you're doing it right. I absolutely love their patterns!


I love that these tunics are reversible and I think the two fabrics I chose for it look perfect together for summer!

My only regret with this present has been listening to mum when she said to use puff paints to draw the edge of the bird on the top I appliqued for Molly. Look at the poor thing!

Puff paints are not easy to use - or at least not if you have unsteady hands! I struggled to make the stream of paint even, and at one stage it wouldn't come out, so I shook it a bit, and that's how I made such a mess of the birdy's beak! Oh well, I guess for the sake of a $2 target shirt and some scrap heat n bond and fabric, it's not going to be too hard to make a new one!

Are you making any of the gifts you're giving this Christmas? If so, what is it that you are making and who is the special person you are giving it to? I'm kind of worried Molly's mum won't like her present or won't appreciate all the thought and hard work I put in to making it. I tried to make it look as professional as I possibly could. There's nothing worse that handmade clothes that look handmade.




8 comments:

  1. dont worry Sunae about it looking handmade you have done a wonderful job and i think it is such a beautiful set and she will be very pleased,well done.xx

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    1. Thank you Sheryl :) I'm so excited to give it to her! All the presents you have been making look wonderful!

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  2. That is such an adorable outfit! One day I'll have a baby or someone close will that I can make cute clothes for! Thanks for visiting my blog, I always enjoy finding new Aussie bloggers :)
    x

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean, it's so much more rewarding sewing for someone else and I love sewing for kids because they just look so darn cute in handmade things!

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  3. Such a lovely outfit! She must look great in it!

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  4. I love to make present on ma own, and if there is enough time I do! This year is hard to find space, so there is such one gift I make, it is a picture for my mum, she loves to have! And don´t even think about "it could look handmade" THATS IT! IT HAS TO! Because it is handmade and it was a lot of work! And Molly´s mum will love it!

    (I´m your newest follower!)

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    1. Thanks so much for the reassurance :)

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  5. New follower! Found your blog through the blog hop, can't wait to get to know you more :)
    Rachel
    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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