This year my older daughter wanted to be a unicorn for carneval. Of course, when the younger one heard that, she wanted to be one, too. So looked on the internet for inspiration and found a great tutorial and as basis I used the free Schnabelina Jawepu pattern.
This is the result:
My youngest combined her unicorn top with last year's fairy dress and wings.
Time flies... I can't believe that my daughter is already in the 'big school' now!
For her first day of school I made her a special dress. She picked the fabric herself and I used Ottobre 3/2012 'trumpet flower' as pattern. I'm quite happy with the result (and so is my daughter ;) )
Unicorns are very big with her at the moment, so no big surprise there's a unicorn on her school bag. To create a more uniform look I used an embroidery design from nähwahna (lovely unicorn) and some scraps from the dress material for her "Schultüte".
Her little sister also got her small "Schultüte" refilled - she got it last January, when she started playschool.
Traditionally German kids get a cone like that on their first day of school. It's filled with some goodies, toys, school supplies, sweets etc. and kids take it along to school (first day of school is a much more festive occassion than here in Belgium...). After school the kids can open their "Schultüte" and check out the content. My daughters loved what they got :).
I have sewn way more in the meantime, but still lagging behind taking pictures and blogging - the usual ;)
But some of my most recent projects were these Seesaw dresses for my daughters from Ottobre 3/2013
I did topstitch the collar of the smaller dress later on, so the white of the reverse material is not so visible any more.
For myself I made a dress that has been on my list for more than a year now. It's from Burda 2/2013 dress 110 (Batikkleid). Since my previous attempts to sew something from Burda for myself were not super successful, I decided to go cheap on this attempt: The material was only 2,- per meter! I don't expect this dress to last forever, but at least I can wear it this summer.
So this is what it looked like at first: The clevage was quite a mess, as you can see.
So I moved the right shoulder seam about 4 cm inwards (shortening the backpart and the front part 4 cm each), then it looked much better.
The pattern of my cheap material is not exactly flattering for my bust, I think, but I won't whine too much about a dress for 5,-...