Dan Sews

Helloooo. Do you like Bertie’s new top? My husband Dan made it last night. There’s a new haberdashery/cafe in Islington right by his work called Ray Stitch. After wandering in for a browse yesterday, Dan felt all inspired to make something for Bertie and left with a pattern and this super-cool bicycle fabric. Fast forward to 1.30am this morning, after a few hours and more than a few swear words, it was finished. Bertie seems pretty happy in it. A little bit big for him right now, but that’s good because he can wear it next year too. The style is slightly on the feminine side (in my opinion) even though the pattern was  unisex, but I don’t think Bertie minds!

Well done Dan!

Thank you for your nice messages this week. We are all ok here in London, after a rather sad and depressing week. I’m looking forward to travelling down to Devon this evening to see the family. 

Enjoy your weekends and don’t forget my GIVEAWAY! Winners revealed on Monday :)


38 comments:

  1. what an awesome daddy! that is so great!

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  2. Glad to hear you're all safe and sound and heading to calmer grounds today. We're off to Cornwal in the morning and I can't wait to be somewhere more chilled out!

    Excellent work Dan...so cute and that fabric is awesome.

    Happy holiday lady xx

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  3. Oh! This is so cute!
    He's really good at sewing!

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  4. Wow! It looks fabulous! I'm so impressed. So glad that you are all well. I've been talking to friends who have luckily been unaffected too, but the stories! It's such a shock. Take good care Kerry. Kx

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  5. Woah, very impressed with his Daddy-skills. Think the colour and pattern stops it from looking too girly, so Bertie need not worry!

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  6. Ain't it just like a man to see a bike and just go crazy?!! LOL But this time it was crazy in a 'good' way! I like it. Very cute! :-)

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  7. IHANA,
    as we say in finnish.
    Our family loves to ride a bike.
    And a lot.
    The hole summerholiday around Helsinki. :)

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  8. Go Dan! not to girly. little Bertie mans it up well :)
    Glad to hear you survived the past week okay.

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  9. Great work Dan! I love the fabric too x

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  10. Good to hear that you are heading to a more peaceful environment for the weekend. Well done Dan - the shirt is great! And that sewing shop is very similar to the one I posted about in Barcelona this week. It's giving me ideas for a similar concept in Paris...!

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  11. Sweet! Compliments to Daddy :)

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  12. i am blown away to hear about dan and his sewing adventures! cool. vand bertie wears it very well! lovely style and fabric. do you think he's caught the bug? maybe he could whip you up an outfit to wake up to wear the next day soon?!

    really pleased to hear you are all ok. this week has been like nothing i can remember and i hope we never see it again. enjoy a change of scene and plenty of tlc this weekend. x

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  13. Wow! I'm super impressed! The mister sews?? Love that bicycle print too.. Have a nice and relaxing weekend!

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  14. ooh - where exactly is Ray Stitch? their address says Essex Road but post code points to Canonbury...

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  15. What great fabric! I had a seventies style shirt with an all over bicycle print from Monsoon, for my son Zeke when he was about Berties age....super cute!

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  16. That is too cute! I'm going with unisex rather than girlie... Bertie seems like a modern wee man! ;)

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  17. Thanks everyone! Dan will be rather chuffed when he reads your comments!

    Katie. Yes it is on Essex Road. An N1 postcode I believe. Have a nice weekend :)

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  18. Please can he make me one? I love it!

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  19. I have a thing for bicycle patterns and to me it looks more like a play smock than feminine. A sewing papa, wow...can he give my hubby some lessons?!

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  20. That's cute. Love the fabric.

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  21. Wow, saw this fabric in one of my local fabric haunts! I love it, thought I would use it to create and flavor a quilt. Hope all is well for you despite the riots. The Aussies havevyou in our thoughts

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  22. Darling. Well done, Dan!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  23. i'm so impressed! look at those straight stitches! good work.

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  24. Great fabric. That's very cool that Dan made it. Hooray for crafty men!

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  25. YES, daddy! It's adorable, I'd wear it!

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  26. So cool! The fabric is perfect.

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  27. So cute! I love the kimono style of it! Not too feminine, just cool!!! Well done husband!

    I hope this weekend is quiet and peaceful at your end and you'll have some rest and happy hours with your family. xx


    P.S. Did you made it to Vivian Maier's exhibition? Probably the week wasn't as you planned, but if you do, please tell!

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  28. What a cool papa!! Fantastic shirt, love the fabric!!

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  29. Great fabric, great Dan!! Love the bicycles!

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  30. That's so cool! My husband sews too and he's totally better than me.

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  31. that fabric is such fun. (and a daddy who sews, even more fun!)

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  32. That's really amazing! Must be wonderful to have a husband that can actually sew!
    Love the pattern & the fabric. And ofcourse Berties' sweet little face!

    xoxox

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  33. This is too cute! I love the fabric and thanks so much for the tip, I live in Islington and we've needed a fabric shop for ages so I'm to check this out at the weekend. Snap with the tables - I have the same Ercol nest as you! x

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