Monday, 22 November 2010

MIP Monday

It's an exciting MIP Monday this week, as today is the day that the Make It Perfect book is launched.
Congratulations Toni!

Now you should be able to find one in a bookshop near you.
This is what it looks like...

Pic from here
There are a few blogs hosting giveaways of the book.
So if you can't wait for Santa to bring it then head on over to
and try to win yourself a copy.

Just to tempt you further, here are a few more test patterns I made for items in the book.
Picnic in the Park Capelet.

Ideal for over a dressy outfit for stylish warmth
I couldn't resist making this pattern up in the lovely thick red wool that I have had waiting for the perfect project.
It's a very sweet little cape that hangs nicely around the shoulders but the shaping at the bottom leaves the child's arms free, for gathering flowers to take to Grandma's perhaps...
The perfect button was on hand too!

The Butterscotch Skirt is a sweet unisex pattern with a front placket detail.
This one would make a great beach cover-up if made it one size larger - or added a little length to it.
Little Miss G was very happy with her froggy shirt!

The Snacktime Vest is another great unisex pattern.
A vest is ideal for keeping small busy people warm at the park, without the bulk of a jacket or jumper.
This one is made in some Sandi Henderson Farmers Market, this print is still available in the Meadowsweet 2 range.
Ideal for keeping your back warm on cool days in Spring and Autumn

 I even made a couple of things for me, including the Gelato Skirt that I made using some fabulous Pippi Joe 'Orchard' print in red and the same lightweight denim I used for this dress.
This skirt has red topstitching throughout to complement the fabric.
Go out and grab a copy and get stuck into some sewing!!
Whay are you still here?
Go I said!

11 comments:

Seaweed and Raine said...

Ooh! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!! Love, love, love your skirt! :) I have been waiting for the book to come out - I know what I am going to spend some of my birthday money on :)

Cass said...

Looking good Karen

sophie said...

Fantastic items! Everything is gorgeous, must put on my Christmas list!
xx

Sally said...

Everything you've made here is gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.
... and Toni's book looks so fabulous.

Corrie said...

ohhhh I'm so excited to get a copy that I'm trying again today as one store didn't have it but it should be at another store today! I'm very excited!!!

everything you made looks fabulous! well done!

corrie:)

Natalie said...

This book is on my christmas list (which really means I'll end up buying, wrapping it and putting in under the tree myself!) I love the skirt you made for yourself especially.

michal said...

I didn't know about this book! I'm going to try to win it! (and if I can't ... well, it looks great, so I'll probably have to buy it :-))
Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Love that Pippi Jo skirt - package arrived today - thanks HEAPS. I'm onto that project as soon as the reports are done.

Tracy said...

Gosh how lovely are all of those!How lucky were you being chosen to test sew :D Congratulations Did you get photos of anything you sewed in the book?

The Handmaden said...

Love the capelet and froggy shirt!
Looks like a great book.

Tanya said...

great use of the pippi joe fabric Kazz, looks great- have you worn it and got comments yet?