Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tailoring sewalong

I'll be taking part in a tailoring sewalong, which takes place here. Lately its been on my mind to be able to make a nice jacket.

I'm thinking of  using either of these vintage patterns.

Liking the long one but it has no buttons, only a belt.

Then there is this short one. I love this one but it might be bit too big for me.

Think it would be really cute with the dress also. Now must check out the local flea for some nice fabric. if you feel like doing the sewalong, check it out. If you have any thoughts on which pattern I should use please jump in!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quilt finished.

Well I finished the quilt. It went together quite easily. I am happy with my binding and mitered corners. See pictures below, as always its difficult to take pictures of finished quilts.

Think the garden path needs to be re-done.

Close up the border, which is hand sewn.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Creative Space

This week I am making a baby quilt.

Its for a boy, and I've used the last of my Paddington Bear fabric, which is pretty cool. I appliqued a little gingham elephant onto it.

Its pinned to the wadding & the backing , ready to be quilted. I will be adding binding to it made from this great tutorial from Burdastyle, and using the rest of the blue stripey fabric. Its the best tutorial ever on making continuous bias tape.

Will post finished pictures next week. And check out lots more creativity here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vintage 60's Blouse

I finally got the time to use some of this fabric, to make myself a new tunic type blouse. I used a vintage pattern, which looks like its from the sixties. I made view A with short sleeves.

I seem to have a thing for tunics, I think they look great with jeans or leggings. I'm not really a skirt kind of girl.

The fabric was amazing to work with. Think it might be a cotton voile, not linen as I first thought.

I am very happy with the result .Its really comfortable to wear, and the pattern was super easy too. I am thinking  next time I might lengthen it and add pockets to make a dress.  Will be on the look out for some more tasty vintage fabrics.
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