Friday, December 15, 2017

Sewing for Olive

A couple of new dresses for Olive for summer. 
Madeline Dress in Cotton and Steel fabric.
Mini Southport Dress in Tula Pink fabric.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

And Repeat

It's quite rare that I feel the need to remake a pattern. There are too many things I want to try and not enough hours to try them in, so once something is finished I move on. 
I've made an exception for my Modern Clamshell Quilt
I made this one larger than the first one I made was inspired by the colours in my spring garden. 
This one is a commission, another thing I very rarely do. I used similar colours for the clamshells and a pale grey (Kona silver) for the background. I was afraid the colours would not pop as much, but I think I love it more with this background. It might just become my go to background colour.
Both of these quilts were quilted with straight lines in both directions.
I've now made it three times now and would happily start another one tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Sointu

I think I bought the Sointu pattern as soon as it came out, such a simple but elegant pattern.  I knew I didn't want to make it in knit fabric, but wasn't sure how it would turn out in woven to I used some very, very cheap polyester I bought from Textile Traders that I think was $2 a metre on the bargain table. I can't believe I'm saying this about a polyester top, but I love it. I've already worn it out twice in the last two weeks.
I measured between two sizes and after measuring the pattern I chose the size down. I'm glad I did, it's a perfect fit. The only thing I altered was the neckline, I folded it over twice and hand stitched it down, not the neatest job, but is a lot neater than if I tried to face this fabric.
The perfect top to wear out with jeans - there will be at least one more!