Today I am sitting here in my cardigan thanking the weather gods for some sweet relief from the heat. We had a lovely cool change come through last night, which meant a blue lipped swimming lesson this morning but lots of sewing time this arvo. Hurrah!
And to top it off I scored a bonanza at the op shop , a small stash of Top Kids magazines, chock full of patterns for bubs, toddlers and teenagers.
I had never heard of this mag before, these issues were all published around the early 90’s, but it is very much like Burda WOF , with about 30 patterns that you trace from the large pattern sheet.
If you can get past the scary 80s styling (most of the photo spreads look like ad campaigns for Esprit kids!) and fabrics the actual patterns are quite good.
So now Miss C is all set for clothes until well into high school (whether she still lets me dress her after the age of 3 is still to be seen!).
And just for a giggle, here is the back cover of one of the mags. Mum bought me this very same overlocker when I was in high school (and she still has it and uses it) but I never knew you could hook up with a guy and dance around with it! No wonder they called it a funlock!
AND I was able to trace off my pattern and cut out my chambray skirt, and cook dinner and get the washing in, all in one day!