Another Freebie! Baby Leggings pattern

So there’s another freebie up today – some baby leggings! See the link on our ‘Freebies’ page to download a single PDF that includes the pattern for sizes 000 to 2, and full photo instructions! Happy sewing 🙂

Baby & Toddler Leggings Sewing Pattern & Instructions PDF download

Baby & Toddler Leggings Sewing Pattern & Instructions PDF download

New Freebie – Apron Bib Pattern

An Apron Bib Sewing Pattern & Instructions PDF download

An Apron Bib Sewing Pattern & Instructions PDF download

There’s a new freebie up for grabs – the Baby Apron Bib Pattern. It’s a full digital PDF Pattern & photo instructions you can download on the freebies page of the Frianki site, or to skip straight through to it click here.

I’ve moved around the downloads a little bit – the others (the Kids Drawstring Bag project & the Pinboard craft project) have been moved the tutorials page!

It’s been a while

So much has been happening, it has been too long! I’ve been working on a few new patterns, two of which are up on the Etsy shop now – the Reversible Romper and the Bloomer Shorts.

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The Reversible Romper is a great one for both boys and girls, because of the tighter fit than the original romper and the racer back necklines. And, well, it’s reversible so two-for-one! The bloomer shorts are a really simple pattern, for a really cute fit, something the kids could wear with a shirt or under a dress.

There are so many other things in the pipeline – leggings, another romper, winter dresses and jackets that I can hardly keep up! Plus I have a very exciting contribution to a large sewing blog coming up in early April…

Happy Sewing until then 🙂

Flashback Friday Time – Floral Shift Dress

It’s that time again – a project completed in the past that I want to show off – here is a little shift dress I made up just after my son was born. I got some fabulous fabric from Lincraft and searched for the perfect pattern to make it in.Shift DressI ended up getting a book on pattern making (this was the beginning of me actually making clothes from a pattern, before this it was all draping or trial and error), and made this dress! Its a really simple pattern, just two skirt pieces with two darts each side; and three bodice pieces – one for the front (with two darts) and two for the back. It has a long zip that travels into the skirt a little bit, and the armholes are not as wide as normal, giving that modern look.

The only bad thing was, I couldn’t be bothered to get out the Overlocker, so although the armholes and neck has 3 cm of facing, the seams are beginning to fray. No one else but me knows this, because you can’t see the seams… but it is annoying! Ill have to fix it up one of these days.

That’s all for today – I’m starting work on a Learn to Sew series, and if I can find a decent tripod it will be all happening soon, so stay tuned.

Happy sewing 🙂

 

Cot Rail Teething Guard/Cover

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Yay! Finally finished the listing for the cot rail teething guard, so it’s up on Etsy now (www.frianki.etsy.com). It comes with featured options such as button, snap/press stud, or tie closures, and the inside is padded with full instructions on how to sew it. And the best part? It can fit any cot. There are clear and concise instructions on how and where to measure your cot and construct a custom pattern, just for you.

Now back to clothing!

Baby Footsie Leggings – What a hurdle

Finally I have uploaded the Baby Footsie Leggings pattern, the beginning of my winter collection. But it took so long to get to this point! So simple, so easy to make (with a pattern), but they have taken me the longest time to create out of all my patterns to date.

Babyfootsieleggings    WHY?

Well, the rate babies seem to grow always astounds me – and trying to find the average    size and difference is a killer, especially in their pudgy little feet!

I ended up making 7 muslins (Size 00 and 2) to try and find the right fit. From the crotch being wayyy to low, to the feet being the wrong size; the biggest issue was the dorsal (the top of the foot) being the wrong shape, as this meant the foot became too short and the (walking) kids’ heels kept making the pants fall down. But sure enough I figured it out – and as per usual, one tiny alignment and problemo solved.

But it all worked out in the end, and the pattern is now available from the Etsy store.

 

Stay tuned because I have some big news (new associations) coming up soon!

Happy sewing 🙂

Sewing Alert: New patterns in girls sizes

I’ve been quiet on the blog for the last few weeks – because I have been busing sewing, sewing, sewing! I’ll begin though with my apologies – I have been fighting with my computer for the last couple of days, and I still can’t upload my fabulous pictures I put together for this post! Grrr. Hopefully later. SIDENOTE: Yay! Just fixed it, pictures now on the post!

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But back to sewing. We had a lovely school holidays visit with miss Madison, which gave me a great opportunity to make up a few of the designs I had set aside for her, in girls sizes. I’ve already put up a Halter dress (3rd from left), Harem pants (far right) and the Hi-Lo dress (second from left) on Etsy (and Facebook, and Instagram, and Twitter, and… sheesh!) all in children’s sizes 4 to 10, and I have one more to go.

The last (for now) will be some children’s Pyjamas (far left), so I’m now up to grading the pattern and making instructions to upload those too.

On the sewing plate for babies – I have just finished some boys shorts (loving double stitching as a finish lately! So professional!) and some leggings with feet that will be great for both boys and girls, for the coming colder days and nights. If I can get my two munchkins to sit still for a photo, I could be in with a winner there!

There is a few posts in the pipeline, on different finishing techniques – and I’m working on a competition for February! Stay tuned 🙂

We are finally up and running!

After what seems like the longest time, the new site & blog is finally up and running! I plan to bring you my sewing exploits and crafty tutorials so everyone can do this from home (in a perfect world).

Frianki RomperIt seems fitting to begin with the romper that started it all! I made this romper for Sadie in a lightweight cotton so she had something to lay around in on those hot summer days, that still looked nice enough to wear out and about. You can find the pattern for this at my Etsy store here.

My next plan is to get some tutorials and freebies together to upload, hopefully I can do this and still post once or twice a week! It all depends on nap-time.

Until then 🙂