Since I am a huge Tilda fan, decided it was high time that I made myself a Tilda Angel to adorn my newly kitted out walk-in wardrobe. As if it wasn't already girly enough, I just think I need a pretty little angel to watch over my clothes, make up and jewellery when I'm not there!
There are many to choose from, but I particularly liked this one on the left with the sewn on bodice, skirt and cute leggings underneath! As you can see from the body parts, I'm almost at the stuffing stage.
As you can see, she's a leggy lady and is going to end up far bigger than I realised (I've previously made the Tilda cat and bunny which are both about half the length of this angel!) Oops, that'll teach me to check first. I'm looking forward to making her pretty leggings and skirt and embellishing them with some very girly lacy bits.
Have any of you got your hands on a copy of the new Tilda book - Tilda's Studio? Mine was waiting for me on my return from work on Tuesday. If you like the Tilda angels, there are many new outfits - all equally gorgeous!
If I had a Barbie loving little girl I'm sure all of these pretty outfit patterns would come in very useful. (If you haven't seen the series of these books, clothes include - dresses, trousers, dungarees, jackets, dressing gowns, 'Jane Austin' dresses, etc) They're all for the angels, but with a bit of 'tweaking' I'm sure they could be made to fit a favourite doll.
I can't help but feel that this latest book is somewhat lacking in new ideas. I go back to Sew Pretty Homestyle and Sew Sunny Homestyle all the time when I'm looking for inspiration, and I always find it. I'm not sure if Tilda's Studio will have the same effect. There were only a couple of projects in this book that I know I'll end up making -
Very well dressed little elephants!
And an equally cute giraffe.
To be honest, there wasn't much else in the book that screamed 'make me!'
On an entirely different note, I have had the urge to make some trousers for my toddler. I thought it might be easier to start with pyjama trousers, that way if they don't turn out quite right no-one but us will see them! I knew the car fabric I got from IKEA a few weeks ago would make perfect pj bottoms. I did a bit of research online and read through a few different tutorials - who knew there were so many different ways to make trousers!? I ended up using techniques from a few different tutorials. I used an existing pair of his trousers as a template, sewed them up, and hey presto! Some cute pj bottoms -
These were really simple, and with an elasticated waist and huge hem, they should last for a good while. Since the fabric was about £5 for 3 metres, these trousers have ended up costing about...40p!
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