Early last year, I found a sewing project (in a box titled ‘Kids UFOs’.. un-finished objects) that I started when I still lived in Middle-Of-Nowhere, Victoria… so I was probably 6 to 9 years old.
I wanna say 7.
It’s a bunch of little girlies that I think are based on the original Holly Hobbies design.
My Mum traced the shape and I think I designed and/or coloured the clothes.
I started sewing this green one when I was little and almost finished it, and starting to do them again and finishing them all now has been very interesting, and they’re so cute!
I believe (I hope) this is the sewing of a 7 year old me.
And I believe this is the sewing of a 14 year old me.
All of the drawings and planning and colouring was done when I was little, as you can see… lol.
This is the next one I did…
Somehow she ended up a chocolate girlie because I ran out of my first skin colour, but yay for diversity! All of the other skin colours are different anyway.
My fancy feather!
My amazing changing stitch size… hmm.
This was my next one, and I don’t know if it was possible I copied the design, because I don’t know my exact age when I coloured these or when I first played Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life…
…but this girlie looks exactly like Muffy, the desperate waitress!
Weird little peeptoe shoes… the materials gotten a bit fluffy and I don’t think the material lined up very well (or is that my cruddy stiches?) because theres some skin colour showing around the edge…
Love how I did her cardigan though 🙂
Next one, everyone tells me she looks like Cartman from South Park… damn hat lol.
I didn’t do the bobble on the beanie, I wasn’t quite sure how – I considered buttons, but at the moment it’s just like this.
Heehee, fat little belly.
Um, her neck – I just wanted to have four photos for each girlie >>;
This ones fairly plain…
But the original design had terribly drawn butterflies – My Mum couldn’t figure out what they were!
She has a bit of a strange bulge in her arm o.o
I think my sewing on her hat was pretty good.
This original design looks very… um… I imagine a grubby old woman gardening.
But she turned out to be my second favourite (next to beanie girlie). Her skins not quite so pale in real life. I love that material I found for her skirt, because it has all the other colours in it! And, no, there is no huuuge flower on her hat, but the hat material has a flower design.
Haha, that shoe was quite frustrating..
The hand overlapped the skirt just a ridiculously tiny amount, so I didn’t sew that bit of the skirt.
Another thing I probably should’ve had a picture of was the sleeve – the arm has actually been slipped up into a slit in the shirt for the sleeve, because, um, we didn’t plan very well, I suppose.
I kinda wanted to sew her shoulder in so it was a complete sleeve but I didn’t.
There was a little gap of time (apart from me aging 7 years making the first girlie) between the first three girlies and the last three girlies because I had to find the right thread to match the tan skin tone, I did actually have the right colour of thread but it was quilting thread, so no go.
I’m not quite sure what to do with the girlies now – there are 3 that face left and 3 that face right.
At first I was considering a quilt or lap-quilt, but Mum was too lazy to wash some of the material, so something that won’t get washed like wall-hangings is more suitable (so the material won’t shrink or run).
I’ve moved onto sewing one of Mum’s UFOs so I’ll do a post about that next 🙂