Thursday, November 7, 2013

H is for Hedgehog

Lu is an avid admirer of the hedgehog. She often asks Siri to find very cute hedgehog pictures on my phone. She plays with her hedgehog family. She sleeps with Hedgie, her beloved stuffed hedgehog.  She has been waiting ever so patiently for H week at preschool so she could bring Hedgie for show and tell.  This week is H week!!! I bring you Happy and Hedgehog.  IMG_1865 (853x1280)

The patterns are all from Ottobre Winter 2012.  All materials were stashed in my sewing room which makes me wonder why I haven’t made this outfit earlier.  The blouse is Sinikello, design 21 in size 92 cm.  It is made from a swiss voile I purchased from Farmhouse Fabrics for nearly nothing in one of their voile bundles.  I have sewn with these a couple of times now and they are exquisite but quite sheer.  To compensate for that I did french seams or binding on all my interior seams and made a camisole to go underneath.   IMG_1817 (853x1280) The camisole is Lumikello, design 22 in size 92cm.  It is made from cotton batiste from Farmhouse Fabrics and an unknown embroidered batiste I had in my shelves.  It is so sweet and really deserves a picture all by itself but I didn’t get one.  I anticipate that it will be worn a lot because it is so versatile.  You can see the front yoke with the pintucks and the bit of lace poking out from the bottom.  IMG_1819 (853x1280) The hedgehog was needle turn appliqu├ęd with corduroy and cotton and then hand embroidered.  IMG_1860 (1280x853)The skirt is Jaakukka, design 23, size 92cm.  I omitted the suspenders and made the waistband smaller to fit better.  This cotton came from Yellow Bird Fabric, a local shop.  Jaakukka is a darling design and isn’t properly shown in these pictures.  This bubble skirt has curved panels trimmed with narrow gathered frills. The invisible zipper is concealed behind one of these frills so even as it shifts on little moving bodies, as skirts often do, it seems to be on right.    IMG_1863 (1280x853)  IMG_1867 (853x1280)

PS I won’t even begin to explain how many posts are due.  Suffice it to say that I am better at sewing than blogging.


  1. This is gorgeous!! I've got a blouse almost identical "pinned" on my inspiration board. The neck detail is so unique. And that embroidery! Superb! Great job.

  2. I can't even believe how cute this is.