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Winter Coat – in Summer?

I know I’ve been quiet for a few days, but it’s so lovely and sunny outside so I want to spend my time outside in the sunshine! Anyway, here is a winter coat that I made for the same friend that I finally finished the white shirt for, see my post from 6th May.

It is another case of the picture having been taken before I owned a digital camera, so the picture isn’t brilliant, but it gives a good idea of the style of the coat. It’s a basic winter coat made from wool fabric and a nice strong satin lining. It closes with buttons, which are hidden.

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Stripes Suit You

This is a little vest I made for a friend’s baby. It’s especially useful in summer as it has no sleeves!

It was a very nice and easy project, made from cotton yarn not wool yarn. There isn’t really much else to say about it.

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Long Awaited Shirt

My friend in Germany originally bought the material for this shirt about 3 years ago, and shame on me, it has taken me until now to complete it.

It’s made from a really nice material, cotton-like but a little bit thinner then that. Especially suitable for the coming summer months, although I’m sure my friend would have liked it last summer as well.

I followed another Burda pattern, but can’t really remember which one it was. I think it’s worked out quite well, and I hope my friend thinks the same!

Here, to finish off, some nice detail pictures.

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Angel Yarns

Sorry, no picture today, but a link to an amazing yarn shop for Europe: Angel Yarns

The variety of wool, cotton and any other yarn that this shop can provide is dazzling. I have to admit I’ve only ordered from this shop once, but I’m still using the wool, which is a testament in itself! I recommend anyone in the UK to visit the shop, especially as prices are very competitive!

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Dressed to Impress

The following design is another of my own creation (I might even put the pattern up on here one day!) It’s a little reversible suit on which I even make the buttons myself. I’ve made a few of these, and they’ve always been loved by the parents and the little ones that are wearing them.

I like to make the jackets with reversibly different colours, I’m not a big fan of having blue clothes for boys and pink clothes for girls. I think as long as it fits, it shouldn’t matter what colour the baby clothes are.

Here are the trousers, again reversible, and they can also be extended a little bit, in case a baby has legs that are that little bit longer!

The pattern is incredibly easy, and the sewing itself is also very quick. It’s taken me one evening before to make the entire outfit, so it can be a nice and quick little project that can make a very good present.