Heidi&Finn Unisex Urban Unisex Hoodie Pattern

My almost 4 year old is in need of more winter clothes, so I made her the Unisex Urban Hoodie from Heidi&Finn (click here to go to the easy shop). I used a navy Interlock remnant that I picked up really cheap and lined it with a yellow lightweight stretch jersey that was given to me from a relative. So basically this top cost me hardly anything, which is good as I spent loads in the Heidi&Finn pattern shop, oops!

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I went up a size and made her the 5 as I wanted her to be able to layer over tops, and also she’s been in the same size for a while so I predict a growth spurt! It perfect, I think it suits her so much and I love the unisex colour combination! The pattern was great to sew with and the instructions very clear, can’t wait to get started on one of the other 4 patterns I bought… however they might have to wait as I’m working on testing another pattern and she wants an Frozen Anna dress (which I think I am as excited as she is about!!)


Pattern testing Queen Street Blouse and Emerson Dress

Wow, this place is full of cobwebs, been far too long since I’ve added any words (or pics) here. Time for a quick dust off and here we go! I have been busy doing lots of sewing and a fair bit of pattern testing! Today I’m going to be sharing the Emerson Dress and the Queen Street Dress/Blouse that I tested for the very lovely Darcy at Ginger House Designs.

First up the very recently released Queen Street, which includes blouse and dress lengths aswell as short and 3/4 length sleeve options!

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For Scarlett I made the short sleeved blouse and it is so cute!! I love the peter pan collar, which I normally avoid sewing as I find when they are not perfect then it can be so obvious… well to me and my ocd perfectionist eyes! But I am so happy with how this turned out! There is a concealed placket on the back which I lazily used snaps for, me and my button hole machine foot are not friends at the moment!

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The vintage style looks great on my little girl, I gathered across the front but there are also instructions to add a pleat instead! I’m definitely going to make the dress version next for one of my girlies as I love how it turned out for the dress testers!

Here’s a little tip… a duck shaped watering can comes in very handy when trying to photograph a troublesome 16 Month old!

Ok so here we go, I also tested Darcy’s first pattern the Emerson Dress, I love the ruffled details on the bodice, and this dress is just timeless! It can be made sleeveless but I can resist a cute little flutter sleeve!

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The bodice is fully lined, and I love how neatly it all comes together to give a professional finish. Eventhough it has turned so very cold over here in the UK Miss S still wears her Emerson dress with thick woolly tights and a cardy! Think I will make a more modern version next, with piping instead of ruffles and a bit of colour blocking!

Thank you so much to Darcy at Ginger House Designs for letting my test both of these gorgeous patterns for her!

Well thats it for today, hopefully I won’t be waiting for longer than 3 months to write my next post, but I can’t promise anything 😉