31 March 2011

My Creative Space


After coming over all inspired, refreshed and excited by my new book Sewing Clothes Kids Love, in my creative space I have been working on my new children's clothes range for the Made with LOVE Bazaar and I have to say, it's been a big hit with little Maggie-May. She has given me lots and lots of feedback on every miniscule detail! Her favourite was the wolf on the 'little red riding hood' ribbon.


I'm still trying to maintain the gypsy theme, so lots of ruffles and bright mismatch colour but I fear the style is more imaginary than real-life.


I made more recycled blanket jackets which I posted about before here, here and here as well as some trousers using the Dortje pattern. I love this style because it's given them more of a jeans look than just plain pyjama style pants. I've been looking for a pattern like this for ages, although I did alter it a little by straightening off the kick flair for the smaller sizes. I like the kick flair for older children but hate that 'Elvis' look it gives toddlers.


Of course I'm still using the usual op-shopped fabrics, bed linens, doilies, table clothes, tea towels, zips and buttons but mixing it all up with my very special new ribbons from Farbenmix.


I've also been playing around with my jersey knits more than I ever have. It's especially handy the way these curl over on the ends, I love that for a change from the normal seams.


I can't wait for our next market as I missed the last when we were away at the surf competition, which Kim came 3rd in - stoked!!!! The fancy dress theme is 80's and at the moment I'm thinking Karate Kid, Breakfast Club or Dexy's Midnight Runners and as a back up I can always get a disgusting satin prom dress from my local Vinnie's that has the best dress-up hire upstairs.


The market is on Saturday 9th April between 9am-1pm in the Artscape Building, Jackson Street, Wynyard, Tas. I wish you could all come, you'd love it so much.

Thanks for continuing to host My Creative Space Kirsty, it gives me an aim every week. See more here.

11 comments:

The Handmaden said...

Wow, lots of bright and pretty colours and unique style. Happy market day!

Kate said...

Wow Claire!! Everything is looking so fancy and cheery and bright over in your space today. I wish you so much luck for your market but something tells me you wont need it. I love it all.

Felicity said...

Hi Claire, I'm stopping by via Kirsty's and was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw your gorgeous work. If only I had a little girl in my home she would definitely be wearing your gear exclusively!

Love the details and the fun colours, you are a whizz!

xx Felicity

michelle said...

look bright and beautiful at your place claire. good luck with the market

Kelly Ingram said...

wow! wow! wow! your creations are just beautiful, and so colourful - love them! I have that book too, but am yet to make anything from it...must give the pant pattern a try.

Vic said...

Oh wow, what a marvellous explosion of colour! Have fun at the markets, I wish I could come & pick something up for my kiddos, you're sure to be a hit!

flowerpress said...

Love all the bright colours and ruffles!
Don't the blue and pink look great together :-)

ingrid said...

What a lot of lovely bright colourful goodies!
Good luck at your next market!

delia hornbook said...

Oooohhh hun those are all fab, im loving the little red and white stripe with the floral sleeves the best, you are clever ;-) dee xx

Allana said...

Gorgeous! I love the mismatched colours and fabrics and I think they are just the kind of clothes missing from little girls wardrobes - fun and playful! :)

chrisartist said...

Beautiful work. I love it.
Chrisartist

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