miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2015

Story of a liberty shirt

After two depressing failures, I needed some sure bet to sew in order to rebuild my self-esteem. So I got into my Liberty Treasure Chest and took out my swatch of the classic and delicate Katie and Millie (version D). It is such a sweet pattern that it even hurts to put it to the scissors.

All You Need is...

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015

Wintery Wool

I just realized that we never posted pics of the White Wool star Dress we made last AW14 season.

Fabric is 100% wool, machine washable from traetela.es

It is based on the Pool tunic pattern except that we added long sleeves. That was actually significantly more complicated than we anticipated.

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Matching knits

So my mom has abandoned me to my fate in matters of sewing this winter. Which is resulting in some bittersweet projects. But as compensation, she has taken up knitting and she has put together some cool stuff for us.

Inspired on Nanos AW15 knits collection

The most recent one, these two dusty pink 100% Merino Wool pullovers, perfect for wintery 2015. From the colors, to the pattern, to the trimming on the bottom, they can't be any more fashionable and in style right now. Me like it!

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2015

So much effort...

And it came out too big 

And that is just one of the many flaws of my second liberty autumn dress for bird #2.

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

Scrap Ping

Not that I am particularly fond of rompers, which I am...what I really like is to maximize resources and the fact that you can get a diaper cover from a left over scrap of fabric, motivates me to the max!

Last winter, stars were a hit in children’s fashion.

sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2015

Baby Romper Second Edition

Such an easy pattern must be honored with a second round about!

All you need are two pieces of your fav fabric at least 31cm wide and 40cm long. You can find the pattern and some general (emphasis on general) step by step instructions here Easiest Baby Romper Ever

Against all odds

Fall season is upon us, and surprisingly enough, my birdies didn't stop growing so we have found that my big girl #2 is too tall now for all those charleston dresses we made last year.

Thankfully, during our summer holiday in London we ad quite some liberty (what else!) fabric to put together some new ensembles.

sábado, 13 de junio de 2015

Easiest Baby Romper Ever

Once the Charleston (dropped waistline) dress was completed, I had some left over scraps which at first sight didn't look like much. But oh the magic of daring, check out what we came out with!

Size pictured: 1-3 months old

jueves, 11 de junio de 2015

Simple Yet Effective

Such is this dress we just finish. We anticipaste it will be the easy choice for any summer visit to the pool as it was last year plumeti tunic.

miércoles, 10 de junio de 2015

The sound of music

By the end of this post you would understand the reason for this title.

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lunes, 8 de junio de 2015

Liberty Love

Considering the many assets of the Liberty of London fabrics, the fact that this summer 2015 we limited our shopping spree to just 7, is praiseworthy.
That our infatuation with them has dragged a very dear friend into getting some as well at the risk of becoming another SIY (sew it yourself) victim, can be left as a side note. 

Summery Colourful Palettes, we had to get one of each patterns (Pepper, Garden Wonderland, Primrose and Watercolor)

martes, 12 de mayo de 2015

Coral Plumeti: the return

And once the Coral Plumeti Baby dress was "copied", having been the results so satisfactory*, we decided to make a coordinated dress for bird#2 (size 2yo). At casycoso we like to dress the siblings coordinated but not entirely marching, to give a bit of personality to each of them. We searched the net for some "likable" patterns. But ended up concocting our own. And this was the result.  
Front of the Dress

Coral Plumeti Frenzie

Granted! It is not an original…we have never denied when a dress or a knit inspiration was outsourced. But one thing is for sure: Man! Can we copy or what?
What do you think...too saturated?


martes, 10 de marzo de 2015

Aquamarine Newborn Baby Dress

Last summer, we came across a sweet aquamarine plumeti that we couldn’t resist. It was not the best fabric (100% cotton but so thin that it wrinkles just by looking at it) but the color was so sweet and in vogue that summer, that we went for it! Well, now that baby bird #3 is on her way (and about to get here by the way), we set off to sew a matching newborn dress. And this was the result!

Mint Plumeti Newborn Dress SS15

Truth to be told, we were, as often, “inspired”  by Nanos SS15, but how to resist their collections? Anyhow, when we were putting it together, we were super hesitant about whether or not to add a silk ribbon on the flutter sleeves. It did seem a bit much but it was easier to put it together. So we set up a pool on Instagram (@casycoso) and the result was unanimous, WITHOUT!

Valencienne Trimmed Neckline
Sweet or Oversweetened?

Luckily, we had enough left over scraps to make the diaper cover and a baby cap. For this last two, we did add the ribbon. The diaper cover back is romantically trimmed with Plumeti and Valencienne lace. For the baby cap, just some embroidered lace with the silk ribbon.

Botton up Back

Modestly In Love...truly!

Here is front and back, let us know if you would need any other detail shots or measurements! 

P.S. Fair Warning! we found Ultra Rich Koral Plumeti fabric which goes so espectacularly with the Peppered Liberty of London Fabric I have been dieing to use for some time now...so, something is coming....as soon as the already shop for fabric gets in the mail!

viernes, 27 de febrero de 2015

Winter Star

Was it a general trend or was it only in Spain that Winter 2015 children's fashion has all been about  


I loved the pattern so naturally CasyCoso went for it. Also, my niece (2yo) attended a wedding as a flower girl wearing the cutest Little Charleston style dress. By Charleston, I mean a low cut waist and a pletted skirt dress. She was adorable so, despite our reservations about how flattering that shape might be on a little girl, we went for it, and this is the result!

Needless to say, that I was further encouraged to go for it after I saw that my favorite children fashion brand, NANOS, had presented a couple of models along that line. As a matter of fact, here is the AW15  model We "inspired" ourselves on,  you tell me if you find any resemblance.

The cherry on the cake was to find this awesome wool fabric, soft as a teddy bear, warm as a blanket, machine washable,  and easy to work with, from TraeTela

I loved the silver star print of the fabric. We had liked it better if we could have found a way to highlight it, instead of going for our recurrent adornment of Valencienne lace, but none of the options we contemplated, seemed to measure up to the Nano's solution.

I wish we could post some pics of our birdie#2 sporting the garment, because it is really cute, but to get her to try model for our blog is an absolute mission impossible!

lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015

Organza & Plumeti Tulle

What a dream! Last week, back at my mom's house, we visited our fetish fabric store MasTelas and we found a Cream Color Plumeti Tulle to die for, sitting next to some perfectly rose delicate organza. It took us 2secs to concoct the idea of what to make of it. 

Here is the story of our very anticipated, little babybird #3 

      Plumeti+Organza Baby Dress

Newborn Baby #3 Dress Fresh from the oven!

The idea was to make a two layer traditional (aka loooong please!) baby dress. With an organza undercoat and a tulle overlay. We toyed around with the idea of making the tulle layer an apron instead. We even launched an opinion pool in Instagram (@casycoso) but in the end, we opted for a more conservative design, mainly coz the intention was to make it in a newborn size and the apron might not show very well plus it might not have been too practical either. 

I am crazy about that tulle. The only thing I didn't like was the price (19€/m) but I had tons of ideas of things I could do with it and could not (did not want to) resist.

Plumeti Tulle Dream Fabric from MASTELAS

Unfortunately, the only things I have manage to make with the scrap left overs have been the matching  baby cap, and the tulle rose waist detail which I find cute an distinctive and my mom inappropriate...

By the way, I have to give it to my new gathering gadget, how did we do it before it got I I our lives?

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Here are some shots of the process. I cannot presume to help anybody learn how to sew but, if the detail shots are interesting to someone as to how to evolve the creative process into reality, may they be welcome here!


Apron vs Full Dress     Pink vs Cream      Belt vs Bow Detail
What to do?

Getting there
Et voilá!

Do you like it?
I will be sure to post a pic fo the garment on the baby. If you care to get a similar one, contact us at casycoso@gmail.com

sábado, 14 de febrero de 2015

One more for this Winter OI14/15

IRemember how much in love I was with capes? And how strepitouslessly I failed when I tried to knit one for our 2yo birdy?

Well, my mom managed!!!

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015

Telmo's Romper

It had been a while since we posted some of our doings Romper Style; but...
Here is our latest!

Telmo's Baby Knitted Romper Set

Winter is Coming - Part 3 (final one)

yes..I really should come up with a new title..but since the 3 posts deal with the same subject...


by my mother though, and with loooots of effort coz 
   A. we didn't have a pattern to base it on
   B. my mom is the of hte Doers type of people, as in "doing without thinking before" type

But the result, in my opinion, is sooo cute! that I had to post it with big letters. 

AW15 Dustes Pink Cape

Do You like it?
(Inspirational Credit to Casilda&Jimenas 2013 version) 

martes, 27 de enero de 2015

Winter is coming - Part 2

After the Rose Pink Knitted Coat project turn out, we were quite encouraged to try another one. Truth be told, what I was tempted for was a cape such as Casilda&Jimena's to die for 2013 model.
Casilda&Jimena's Cape with Fox Fur Collar Detail

I tried...and failed...please allow me to spare you the details for everybody's self-respect.