I started making reversible pinafore dresses because I found it really hard to find dresses for Malaika when she was crawling that didn't get in her way, these dresses are the perfect length. Also I didn't want to have to carry masses of changes of clothing. When we go out and she gets mucky but we have somewhere else to go I can just flip the dress inside out and it's like she's wearing a new outfit.
With my cloth nappies I had bought every nappy on the market and there was always something that wasn't quite right so I created my own which fit teeny tiny babies and also very large babies without being bulky. I love cloth! A clothesline full of cloth nappies and little dresses is one of my favourite scenes. :)
I learnt to sew from my mother who was a seamstress and sewing teacher. She had her own factory which I used to sneak into as a child and take little scraps of fabric and needles so I could sew my dolls things. She decided to teach me to sew at the age of 4 because she figured if she didn't teach me properly then I was more likely to hurt myself. My dolls were the best dressed and now my baby is. I love sewing and creating so much!
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