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Summer Tees

The summer started very early this year and Koko needed some cool tees! But I couldn’t find any… so I had to sew them myself 🙂
And because it’s so cute I’ve also sewed a simple apple summer dress.

I used the shirt & dress pattern from the Ottobre 2014/3

Fabric I used: uni colored jersey / tricot, apple jersey / tricot from Hilco and a girls pyjama (wich I bought in the biggest size because I liked the toucan pattern)

Summer tees | Tummietown #sew

Summer tees | Tummietown #sew

Summer tees | Tummietown #sew

Summer tees | Tummietown #sew

I’ve made my own labels by cutting little items like a tulip or an apple out of ‘iron on flock transfer sheets’ and ironed it on bias tape. Supee Easy!

DIY iron on flock transfer labels | Tummietown #sew

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Summer hat

I know… it’s been raining and raining for weeks out here… but maybe you’re just like us going on a late vacation to a place where the sun is shining! Yay 😄

I sewed this cute reversable sun hat a few months ago and she worn it a lot (when it wasn’t raining… obviously 😒).

I used the pattern from ‘Sew natural’ (Dutch) The pdf includes a pattern in 4 sizes and a tutorial with pictures. All for free!

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Loulou & Tummie’s robot space fabric!

We (Loulou & Tummie) printed our own ROBOT & SPACE fabric! Yay!
I’m not sure what we want to do with it yet…  kids clothing…  a line of fabrics… or both! Either way it would be very exciting Ù©(●˙▿˙●)Û¶

I printed one yard of each pattern at Spoonflower to see the print and fabric quality. For the robot fabric I chose the ‘organic cotton interlock knit’ and the space pattern is printed on ‘Kona cotton’. The fabrics feel good and the colors look great but not so sure yet about the overall quality. The color faded a bit at the creases after the first washing and when you stitch it leaves little white holes in the fabric (bigger then normal). Using a very thin jersey needle helps but maybe this is a common problem with this type of printing? I never experienced this before with printed tricot/ jersey fabrics I bought.
Now we’re looking for another company or other techniques for printing fabric to test and it would also be handy if it is a bit closer to home. If you know any, please let us know!

Of course Koko will show off her new robot dress to promote our new patterns ♄
More coming up!
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Body warmer

I love body warmers so I really had to make one for Koko 😉  I used a simple vest pattern (in this case from Ottobre 2012/3) with a hood and no sleeves. I took a size bigger because it has to fit over her clothes. Also the puffy filling makes it a tighter fit.

It’s reversible but I couldn’t find a zipper that works both ways… so now it kinda isn’t… I didn’t like the yellow dots fabric as much as the grey doves but it looks neat on the inside.

sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sewSleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew

(Note to myself: In the future I really should take more ‘work in progress’ pictures to show you how I made it… 😉 ) I hope this is still helpful for you and if it isn’t; just scroll down to the last picture which is the cutest anyway!

I’ve cut al the panels twice; one for the outside and one for the lining, because you have to sew two vests. To make it a bit more interesting I included a paspel, label and an application on the outside vest.

Sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew Sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew

On to the inside vest (yellow dots) I attached the filling and ribbing fabric.
Sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew Sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew

I used the same way of sewing this together as the summer jacket. In this post you can find a very helpful tutorial about how to sew a reversible vest with hood and zipper (which I also used for this body warmer). At the end I’ve stitched trough the body warmer to keep the filling at it’s place.

Koko showing her new body warmer! You can tell she approves 😉

Sleeveless vest / bodywarmer | Tummietown #sew