Sew much sewing

Oh it’s been way too long since I posted anything here, I am terribily sorry. I think I’ve been caught in so many projects and haven’t had the time to do some of the things I like best, like sharing some lovely things with you. One of the projects that has been keeping me busy these days is all the sewing I’ve been doing for my kids. I thought it would be nice to share a few of those with you today and maybe inspire you a little to try and make something!
I usually create my own patterns and creations, however I’ve been using patterns created by fellow blog friends and it has been such a fun process. Here are just a few from the past couple of weeks …

I created this bathing suit from a legging pattern, The Fancy Pant Legging. If you are looking for an easy knit project with really amazing results check out the Titchy Thread website, the leggings are really cute, comfortable and a quick sew. The instructiona are easy to follow with tips on how to sew knits and photos to acompany them. The legging pattern is great for newborn and little kids- they make great PJ bottom or even summer shorts to wear under dresses.

The Roly Poly pinafore is another wonderful pattern, and really great to learn how to sew. This can be worn as a tunic, a top or an art smock- it can be layered over t-shirts and therefore worn all year round. The best part is that it’s reversible! Check out Imagine Gnats for all the details. Can I just add I had such fun dip dyeing my fabric.

If you are more experienced sewer, then I highly recommend the bubble shorts by Elegance & Elephants. It comes with an elastic waistband or a sailor looking front flap. These shorts are just too cute and the large pocket are great for stuffing all your little toys!!! You might want to see the other patterns on the website, it’s all so cute.

And well, I could not leave the boys out (although the Fancy Pant Legging is great for boys too) — check out Blank Slate Patterns for a great variety of boys patterns. I use the Coastal Cargo pattern and modified into a short for these. And can you tell I’m slightly obssesed with dip dye? I just can’t seem to stop, soon all out clothes will go through the process!

I’d love to know if you try any of these patterns- send over some photos! If you need help, I’ll be more than happy to help. Happy sewing!

xo Celina

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1. Esther in Amsterdam | June 18, 2013 | Reply

Hi Celina! We’ve missed you!! And thanks so much for all of these great ideas — as you know I love sewing, just haven’t had the time recently, but you soooo inspired me! Wish I lived around the corner from you so we could have sewing sessions together! xxxx

2. celina | June 18, 2013

Oh Esther wouldn’t that be lovely, sewing and tea! I’m happy if I was able to have inspired you even just little. :)

3. Courtney in London | June 18, 2013 | Reply

That swimsuit!! I love it!
I am so majorly impressed with your sewing skills. They really put to shame my recent skirt-making talent. : ) xxx

4. celina | June 18, 2013

Thanks Courtney! I’m just going to have to write up a tutorial so you can go from skirt to bathing suit! :)

5. Meta | June 18, 2013 | Reply

These outfits are amazing!!! I can’t believe the attention to detail. What a wonderful job, you’ve inspired me.

6. celina | June 18, 2013

Oh thank you Meta! It warms my heart to hear you say that. :)

7. Elisa Clark | June 18, 2013 | Reply

I LOVE that swimsuit! All of these outfits are amazing. WOW!

8. celina | June 19, 2013

Thanks Elisa! I’m so pleased you like them.

9. Heidi Kettner | June 19, 2013 | Reply

Thank you so much for featuring the Bubble Pocket Shorts, Celina! You really made the pattern shine with your sense of style & skills!

10. celina | June 19, 2013

My absolute pleasure Heidi! I could say the exact same about you. ;)

11. Becky A | June 19, 2013 | Reply

I adore that swimsuit! Would you happen to have a tutorial for us on how you created that from the leggings pattern? I love the E&E bubble shorts, as well!

12. celina | June 19, 2013

Hello Becky, I am working on it and I’ll let you know as soon as I do. I just need more hours in my day!!!

13. gabrielle | June 20, 2013 | Reply

the top outfit with the silver star is so so good. love it.

14. celina | June 20, 2013

Thank you Gabrielle! That was inspired by a vintage circus suit from 20′s. I’m pretty sure I glued over 1000 rhinestones- it was well worth it!

15. Monique | June 21, 2013 | Reply

Celine, love love the retro bathing suit …… would you consider sharing the pattern with me please?

16. Laura | July 11, 2013 | Reply

Thanks so much for including my pattern here Celina. Both of your remixes of it were incredible. You are so very talented, I love everything you included here.

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