Womad pants

How else to describe them? If I was taking her to Womad, these would be the pants she would wear! And she even has her maraca  on standby.

I followed this tutorial, though I wasn’t particularly precise… I just kept testing them along the way. The tie to do them up is quite long, so if I feel energised, I’ll unpick that part and shorten them a bit. But for now, I’ll make do with a double bow.

The elastic ankles are great for someone who is just learning to crawl.

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For those of you living in Beijing, the fabric was bought at the Dongsi fabric market. Details here and here. There’s a lady upstairs, in the corner, who has all sorts of Yunnan-style fabrics.

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Polka dots and pretty pinafores!

I’ve been really getting my ‘sew’ on in the last couple of weeks.

I made another skirt (this time for my own daughter!) from this awesome skirt pattern. If you’re interested, you can see the others that I made here.

With the leftover fabric, I thought it would be so nice to have a little headband. I mostly followed this tutorial. We’re going to make these in playgroup soon!

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Ok, I know that’s quite a few pictures… but just call me a proud mummy.

Another fantastic tutorial I found was for this pinafore. I love it. It’s so easy to throw over leggings and a plain onesie to brighten up this little girl! I took Adella back to the fabric market the other day, wearing the blue pinafore, and showed the lady from whom I’d bought the material. She loved it!

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For those of you living in Beijing, the blue fabric, as well as both linings was bought at the Dongsi fabric market. Details here and here. I much prefer this one over Muxiyuan – to save both time and stress. It is, of course, much smaller, but they have a great range of things.

The owl fabric was bought from this taobao shop. They also have a great range of oilcloth (my next project).

Thankyou again to all the clever people out there who provide me with cool projects, patterns and tutorials from the interweb!!