Now, the philosophy of a 'make-do' Mum naturally lends itself to buying baby clothes, but I felt like a new hobby and we had a sewing machine. I tend to be about the destination, rather than the journey so have mostly avoided actually learning any techniques, and seek out only easy patterns with free internet templates. I lie, I have learnt one technique, french seams.
I continue to be amazed at the talent of Mums all around the world. They come up with these patterns, create tutorials and post them on their blogs.
I will not be coming up with tutorials. I will though link to some cool ones.
Today I've made a cute little crossover smock for DD2 Crossover smock for a six month old
It was pretty straightforward and I got to use some leftover denim and chop up an old pillowcase which felt very thrifty. Unfortunately when it came time to use the buttonhole device I'm sure I did something incredibly wrong as I managed to dramatically bend the needle. Oh dear. I considered using domes but then decided to persist with the $%&%**@##$ device.