Farbenmic Henrika

My little girl’s dream dress. Elsa has been happily patting this fabric or quite some time since we found it in the remnants bin at our local Spotlight.
I tried hard to hide it, I have to confess. I don’t really like my kids in synthetic fabrics and I’ve had a run in with panne velvet before. And I’m still not sure who won.

I made a Manhattan Party dress ages ago. This pattern seriously has 22 pattern pieces. And I didn’t even think about nap. Bits of fabric went everywhere, including my lungs, and I was hoovering for days after finishing it. I swore I was never going near the stuff again.

Well last night I gave in and made my daughter a Henrika dress as a surprise. I tried going up a size so this is 122/128 and fits well.

She loves and went off to school happy as!

Pattern: Farbenmix henrika
Embroidery: Leni Farbenfroh

Farbenmix Marilux for me

Farbenmix Mariluz made from an old brown woolen blanket. This project has been a long time in the making. Mainly because I really needed a coat for all this cold wet weather we’ve been having and I kept stealing it off the maniquin each morning to wear to work. I wasn’t sure if I could rock this style but that’s the least of my thoughts on a cold morning!

Eventually today I found the time to add the buttons. I think I’ve been avoiding it. I often do with buttons.

Made out of an Op Shop blanket and some deep red velvet ribbon. Mick tells me it looks like a Chinese Emperor. I kinda think Cossack. Wasn’t intentional.

It’s plenty roomy for a jumper underneath and cosy as. The only modification to the 158/164 size (I’m 161) was to add pockets. Can’t have a coat without pockets. I added them fairly low so as not to spoil the line. Lining is a beautiful thick red and gold chinese print satin which makes it a dream to slip on and off and provides a nice surprise on the inside.

Pattern: Farbenmix Mariluz