segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2015

Did you now that Jean & Jamey Jammies from GYCT is on sale today? You an grab the pattern here. And there's more... has a FREE pattern add on for a nightgown that you can get here, on the facebook group.
The Jean & Jamey ...
» Is a unisex pattern!
» Goes from 12 months to size 12!
» Perfect for all seasons (shorts or pants, short or long sleeve)!
» Options for color blocking!
» Great for begginers!
»  It's all in knit and so fast and easy that you will love it for sure!

But today I will show you the nightgown I've made... Or should I say nightgowns? 

The first I've made was with a short sleeve, perfect for summer. 

Reaches the knee, and isn't too tight nor too loose, just perfect to be comfortable!


For the second version I refashioned an old shirt, went with the long sleeve and color blocked the back of the nightgown. This was how I started!
I overlaped the bodice on the back of the nightgown pattern piece and traced.
 Cut all the pieces, and add seam allowance to the back bottom part, not on the back top pattern piece. Like the shirt was a medium size, I was forced to cut the front bodice without being on fold so I also add seam allowance here. This was how I ended...
But is was too white, so I thought some color would be nice! Tainted the top part and the neckline band with a light blue and sleeves and bottom parts in coral. Since it was a nightgown, asked my daughter to paint a dreamcatcher for an extra special touch!
Started wondering how to hide the seam in the front bodice and found this lace with the perfect color and some trim to match the dreamcatcher color!...
A few more stitches! And here everything lined perfectly!


sábado, 31 de janeiro de 2015


With so much going on lately, only now I was able to share my India with you. It's also an awesome pattern from SWOON, I confess my addiction!  

Love the relaxed look she has, the large strap is so comfortable, and she has bonus points, two different sizes and it's reversible! 
I've decided to start with the large one, that measures 14" tall, 10" wide and 4" deep. 
The small one is 11" tall, 8" wide and 3,5" deep.

To make India you will need:
  • 1 yard exterior fabric, 44” home decor or quilting cotton weight
  • 1 yard lining fabric, 44” quilting weight
  • 4 yards 20” mid-weight fusible interfacing
  • Two 7” all-purpose zippers
  • Coordinating thread.
And PATTERN of course!
I found some gorgeous fabric in a visit to Lisbon, and when I saw it, I knew it was for India!
I used the same fabric inside and outside because I like to see the inside of the strap matching the outside pocket!
The open pockets make her so practical and the zippered pockets are awesome to keep everything in order!
It sits comfortably at the waist.
I just love it! It's so roomy inside that can fit big books! I must make a small one for my little girl it will be perfect for sure! ;)

sexta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2015


I have no idea why I've been waiting for so long to give Rosie from SWOON a try! I totally love her, she's PERFECT in so many ways!
Rosie is a crossbody bag, with an adjustable strap and has the right size, 8" tall, 11" wide and 4" deep. 

To make Rosie you will need:
  • 2/3 yard 44” quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 1/2 yard 44” quilting weight lining fabric
  • 1/4 yard 44” quilting weight contrasting fabric
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/2 yard fusible fleece (ie. Pellon Thermolam TP971F)
  • One 1.5” strap slide and two 1.5” rectangle loops
  • Two 9” all-purpose zippers
  • Two yards 1.5″ webbing (optional)
  • Magnetic snap
  • Coordinating thread

While running through my stash I found a few gorgeous fabrics and everything lined up in my head! Grey for exterior, ladies for the decorative strip, pink for lining and made pink piping too.
But pink or black piping? Love both of them! Pink for a soft look... Black for a more subtle contrast... Decisions, decisions...So nothing better than to ask for a little help to my fellow Swooners! A great group full of supportive people! 
In the end black piping won! For exterior main fabric I choose a decor weight fabric, and the connectors and strap ended a bit bulky.  
Photos don't make her justice, I really like her!
Has exterior main fabric I choose a decor weight fabric, and the connectors and strap ended a bit bulky.   
I changed the lining, for one with small touches of red and full of thread spools to match her earrings and hair! 
Closes with a snap, so it's very practical and easy to open. It has a zippered pocket on the inside and it's very roomy!
On the outside also has a zippered pocket on the outside to keep anything you need to have on hand.
So you can have an idea of her size here you have her on!

sábado, 27 de dezembro de 2014

Porta moedas origami!

Adoro estes pequenos porta moedas em origami! São perfeitos para guardar as moedinhas, ou mesmo para os mais pequenos levarem para a escola.

I just love these origami coin pouches! They're perfect to keep some coins, or for kids to take to school. 

Este fez conjunto com um saquinho para as sapatilhas, feito com um tecido cheio de dinossauros!

This one was made with a matching bag for gymnastic shoes, with a dinosaur print!

 Acabei por não resistir ao ar amoroso com que ficam e fiz mais um com o Capuchinho Vermelho!

Couldn't resist and made one more with a Red Hood print! 

quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2014


Cá por casa o Halloween já se faz sentir e desta vez apareceu o desafio de fazer uma abóbora para a escola do pequeno! Lá fomos nós passear pela quinta para escolher a abóbora perfeita... e em vez de uma acabámos com três! Sim, leram bem, três!!! 
Começámos com a mais pequena. Ele ajudou a remover o interior com a ajuda de uma colher.

This time I'm enjoying Halloween with my little ones and we had to make a pumpkin for school! So we went for a walk in the farm to choose the perfect pumpkin... and instead of one we end up with three! Yes, that's it, three!!! 
We started with the small one. He helped to remove the inside with a spoon.

Lá lhe perguntei se a nossa abóbora seria simpática ou... assustadora!
Decisões... Decisões!
Acabou por escolher uma abóbora assustadora. Lá desenhei com o lápis o nosso esboço de acordo com as indicações dele. E a parte difícil... toca a esculpir tudo com uma faca afiadinha!

Asked him if we were making a nice pumpkin or a scary one. Decisions... Decisions!
He said he would rather a scary one. I draw with a pencil our sketch according to his instructions. The hard part was to carve it all with a sharp knife! 

E aqui está ela iluminada com a vela no interior, assustadora ou não? Pronta para levar para a escola!

And here she is with the candle on the inside, spooky or what? Ready to take to school!

sexta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2014

Sai mais um kit em tons de lilás para uma princesinha! O tecido das fadas é lindíssimo, nas fotografias nem dá para perceber bem, mas tem uns leves brilhos prateados.

Este kit é formado por um prende-chucha, um babete redondo que fecha com molinha...
E uma fraldinha 100% algodão com um lacinho!

quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2014

It's release day! I'm so happy to share with you the Denali Fleece Jacket by GYCT.

So, what's so special about it?
» Goes from size 12-24 months to size 12.
» It's unisex, great for boys and with a special gathered version that makes it so girly! 

» 3 different jacket styles: gathered front, color blocked or solid.
» 2 different hood styles: 2 piece hood or 3 piece hood option. 
» The hood is totally lined for a finished look.
» Optional pockets.

There are lots of possibilities to choose from! I've made a size 3 for my girl, that in this pattern is between sizes. Made the jacket with gathered front, 3 piece hood lined with knit, snaps for the front closure and pockets that are always great so they can keep their treasures. 
The pattern has a printing guide, this way it's possible to print only the pattern pieces for the version you choose to make instead of printing everything. The pattern pieces are very easy to match, because they have diamonds with letters and numbers. Also each size has a different color and trace so you can print either in color or black and white.

The instructions are very clear and also have photos to guide you if you're a more visual person. It's a quick sew and the result is very sweet, warm and comfortable, just perfect for the autumn that promises to arrive around here.

Here are some photos. I really love the way it turned out and so does my little girl!

The pattern is available trough Craftsy or Etsy.

And you can also check GYCT blog for more inspiration!