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Madam here ^ was away all week on what she called one of the worst school camps EVER!!  She called it Camp Shite!! Not worthy of our hard earned dollars, she told us to never send her to Camp Shite ever again because she missed us too much. Bless. While she was away I thought i’d surprise her with a new outfit. I scored this great  Mikey and Mini Mouse curtain —among other fab fabrics, whilst wandering Sydney’s Flemington Markets with my friend. I used the top of the curtain for the skirt, the pleating already in place, all I needed to do was place the zip in and hem it. We love the tabs around the waistline.


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The jacket on the other hand was a lot of work. I drafted it from another jacket, it’s not my best work, a lot of matching up. The top bodice facing is lined up with the graphics on the two front panels, the panel that runs down under the pockets is matched up to the body panel then the pocket then the pocket flap. So. many. layers. The matching up isn’t too bad I guess.


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If I had used a commercial pattern the jacket would have been quicker to finish and I’d have fewer issues to contend with. I had to insert an extra panel on the front left piece because the jacket was too small and the pocket section was out of whack to the right side. NIGHTMARE!! I was so close to throwing it out and giving up. That added panel? Let’s call it a happy mistake, one that allows the jacket to be wearable.


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I would love to have matched the sleeve patterns up to the front panels but the fabric was limited. The collar took four attempts to get to sit straight, so many little challenges that pushed my patience. Madam is over the moon and that’s all I care about. She looks amaze in it. I told her I was thinking of making overalls, she said she was glad I did separates so she can mix and match. More versatility. Smart girl my girl. Fitted overalls would have looked brilliant too I think and possibly less painful. I’ll put them on my to-do list.


Kazzthespazz.com | Mickey/Mini Mouse


Kazzthespazz.com | Mickey/Mini Mouse


A fun teen-grrrl outfit to be worn with lots of attitude we think. She loves the idea of knowing no one else will be wearing this. I tend to agree whole-heartedly.


Kazzthespazz.com | Mickey/Mini Mouse


These buttons are bloody brilliant, so easy to put together, just hammer them down and you’re done. My kind of buttons. I’m going to use them on everything now. Well, maybe not everything.


Kazzthespazz.com | Mickey/Mini Mouse

 


In other sewing news, I have lots of golf pants (plus-fours) to make for golfers. I made a couple for hubby and the golf club were like, what the hell! where’d you get those pants from? So I have some orders to fill. Anyways, I’m off to clean up my studio, Mickey Mouse scraps all over the shop.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my plaid lingerie set. You’re all so lovely.

Happy Days.


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22 Responses to “The Mickey Mouse Club”

  • Melissa:

    Nice! Have you ever thought about doing tutorials? Your sewing skillz is quite amazing. The bra set is something I can’t get over and the hats are beast “I like”.

  • Kazz:

    Hi Melissa, never, it’s not really my thing. There are loads of blogs out there doing them though. Glad you like my makes x

  • RIDICULOUS. I LOVE THIS. Seriously, this outfit is too fab!

  • Marjorie Trundle:

    No wonder your daughter loves this outfit. It is amazing and I think that you should be so proud of her to want to be different and to show her attitude. Too many girls suffer from peer pressure and it is great to see that one little vegemite down in Melbourne just wants to be herself. You are a very good role model Kazz and I hope your daughter wants to follow you in your creative foot steps in her own unique way.
    PS: If you hadn’t mentioned pattern matching, none of us would have been the wiser.

  • This. Is. Awesome!
    Epic work on the front panel save- I fear I would have chucked a hissy at this point!

  • I’m a huge fan of this, it’s like something you’d expect to see in a music video, or the winning design in a Project Runway competition.

  • Ann:

    I would have love this when I was a teen – Actually, I’d love to wear now at age 32. It’s awsome!

  • Sylvi Pell:

    Love’in it Kaz.. & look @ our Gorgeous Beautiful Edie so grown up … Can’t wait to see you all when we get home … Sending Huge hugs across the miles for each of you … Love you xx

  • Are you kidding me? This is AMAZEballs! Your work is as always so creative and energetically beautiful, and you have the greatest vision. LOVe that you used the curtain tabs in the skirt top too, this whole outfit is pure genius :)

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Ginger so glad you like it.

  • Kazz:

    Marjorie thank you, she’s a very talented and unique little woman expressing herself in her own individual way. We couldn’t be more proud.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Amanda… oh I certainly through a few profanities around the room that’s for sure.

  • Kazz:

    Totally Hannah. I like that :)

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Ann, it’s so playful. Youth has no age. DO IT!

  • Kazz:

    Hi Sylv, thank you. xxoo Hope you’re enjoying yourself.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Carolyn. So glad you like this. What a great compliment x

  • How much more fun can one have with fabric! Great make!

  • this is brilliant! and, those buttons are my favorite as well, i was obsessed with them when i first discovered them.. i wish they invent zippers that can be installed with a hammer hehe

  • HOLY CANNOLI. You are just a genius. This is amazing! Love the matching, especially on the pockets. The final result is fabulous, even though it was so frustrating at times! Well done, dear!

  • Melissa:

    Oh I see, I didn’t read the post I just looked at the pics, still nice, and inspiring.

  • Please will you show us a photo of the plus fours? Easily my most favourite piece of sportswear.

  • Kazz I thought you were the coolest person on the planet … and then I saw you’re daughter! Love her/your style! I am intimidated by the sheer awesomeness of it all. LOVE!

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