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Made by me but not for me !!! What did you make for someone else?

When you start sewing, there is always a question when you show a project to someone _ "Can you make me one?" Or maybe a gift with more personality was the motivation.

 

What have you sew/made for someone else? Please share pictures too.

 

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All gorgeous!
Thankyou Marguerite...  I am proud of them.

Well, up until the start of this year most of the sewing I did was for other people! The problem is, I don't own a camera (my clumsiness kills them. Oh yes, there's been more than one) so often I give them away before I take photos. I did a search of my computer to find the photos I do have of things I've made for others (using borrowed or mobile phone cameras!) and came up with 27 photos. I won't share them all here!! Here's a bit of a summary:

Clothes for kids I don't know and will never meet (aka. made for kids of friends of work colleagues):

- 1940s rompers using Butterick 6144 seen here andhere. I thought it would be cute to modify the pattern by adding corded piping to both edges of the metres and metres of ruffles. They took HOURS and now I hate ruffles and corded piping!

- I've appliqued lots of rompers for babies. There's an owl, a giraffe and an elephant. Here are some others:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- About a million reversible Heidi & Finn Sweet Pocket Pinafores. Seen here and here. Here are two more:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've also made lots of clothes for my nephew. Some of these include a truck hoodie, lion hoodie, lion pants and dinosaur pyjama pants.

 

I've also appliqued a lot of panels and turned them into bags for friends. I really regret giving this one away - it took hours!

 

This is a skirt I made for a work colleague based on Burda Style's Obi Apron and a shirt for a work colleague who chose kombi print fabric and a 1970s pattern:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other things I don't have photos of include cable knitted scarves, a cable knitted blanket for my nephew, a knitted dress for a friend's toddler (also regret giving that away - it took me six months!), lots of soft toys, a handsewn map of a group of Indonesian Islands for a friend's wedding present (it was where they met) and lots of other kids' clothes for other people's kids.

 

I'll leave you though with perhaps one of the strangest/most amusing things I've made for someone else. Awhile ago I sent Veronica Darling a stack of my vintage patterns for her to borrow. I decided to make a bag for the patterns to go in because I like to send pretty packages. I'd been thinking for awhile about whether I could turn a photo into an applique image. Knowing how much Veronica loves her puppy (and who wouldn't, she's adorable!), I thought I'd try turning this photo of her dog into a panel and then into a bag (I also knew that she'd have the sense of humour required for such a strange gift!):

 This was the outcome. Apologies for the mobile phone photo, see Veronica Darling's much, much better photos here!

ohh i need this dog bag.. lovely !

 

doggie darling!!! that is awesome. and i love that obi belt skirt, that one wouldn't have left my clutches.

Sheer coincidence but when I was out at lunch today, I saw some great fabric of doggies in coats repeated all over!  

Wow, you are super generous as well as talented.

Love the onesies and pinafores aaand the bag!!

I tend to make gifts,  Here are a few I made for Mothers Day.

My mom's new purse.  It's got a center pocket that I'm too lazy to take pics of, and a lining pocket (I always think of it as a chap-stick and change pocket).

 

 

Beer cozies for my step mom.  I asked what she wanted...  It was interesting.  I think I'd do it differently next time.  They zip down the back and have elastic around the neck to keep it tight.  Lightly padded.

I love your birds!
and your beer cozies!  mmmm... beer.
Beer cozies??? What an idea! Love the applique.

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