Sunday 18 February 2024

Majorelle Shirt

Majorelle Shirt in Lady McElroy cotton lawn cream polkadot on maroon brown. Topstitched in Guterman 512.

Majorelle Shirt & Dress 

  • Choice between regular bust and full bust options
  • Versatile option for either a shirt or dress
  • Optional ruffled collar
  • Stylish center-front buttoned closure
  • Long raglan sleeves for a contemporary look
  • Elastic sleeve hem for added comfort
  • Delicate gathered neckline for a feminine touch
  • Specifically designed for use with lightweight woven fabrics

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Maple Leaf Quilt

63 by 63 inch quilt. Feeling Leafy Quilt from Moda Bake Shop Snuggle Up book. I used mens shirts for the leaf, and instead of a layer cake I used two narrow borders. The shirting is backed I'm quilting cotton and I kept the grey floral upright but for two triangles near the stems, didn't fancy unpicking. The border is Art Gallery Fabric I purchased 2nd hand new. Quilted in light grey. It has been used every morning on Mr W's bed, Fallon loves this quilt! Maple leaf, or Fallon's bum on a lilypad:

Boalsburg Pullover - Recycled

 Itch to Stitch Boalsburg Pullover made from me three mens rugby shirts, Mr W was going to charityshop them as they didn't fit anymore. I pattern matched the stripes. This is a great pattern for using up scraps of t-shirt or jumper fabric leftover from other projects too.




Boalsburg Pullover - Remnants

 Itch to Stitch Boalsburg Pullover in organic french terry, it is the dame fabric but in different colours. The blue is leftover from my Orono, and the light and dark greys are leftover from my Nazare.

 Itch to Stitch Boalsburg Pullover


Sunday 11 February 2024

Itch to Stitch Newport

Newport Top in french terry I purchased on Minerva. This is an older sizing 00-20. I am working through the fashion fabric I have left, unless it's wovens I can't use it for making gifts, and I don't need many clothes. I really like the neutral colours and the print is not too busy, and I love wearing cotton. Topstitching is zigzagged in Gutermann thread 968.




Saturday 13 January 2024

Friendship Braid Table Runners

Free pattern on Jordan Fabrics Friendship Braid Table Runner-free-patternThe jelly roll I purchased 2nd hand new, I didn't like the ladybird or large sunflower prints, but I loved the colours and the blenders. so I used 12 of the blenders to make these two runners. I used Camelot Fabrics for the borders, inner squares and binding. One is for my friend and one is for Mr W! He chose the crosshatch border version.


Monday 8 January 2024

Christmas Tree Skirt

Jordan Fabrics Tree Skirt (free pattern). I've wanted to make this for a year and finally got round to it! I ordered this vintage coca-cola style Blank Quilting cotton in a January sale and thought Mr W would like it, the large print was perfect for the 10 inch squares in the tree skirt. Finished size approximately 62 inches. I sewed it stitch and flip as suggested, then topstitched the edges and some of the seams, it doesn't need a lot of quilting. Fabrics: Liberty floral, Art gallery fabric birds, Riley Blake santa, blank quilting vintage Christmas,  Nikha Bella? floral. The two cream diamonds blend so I probably should have used more of a contrast, but I wanted to use both fabrics. Secured with mini safety pins. I think it looks neater than sewing on ribbons.

Saturday 6 January 2024

Poodle Barn Star

This time I made a Barn Star Quilt 1 - Coriander Quilts for my relative's cockerpoodle, black poodles were the closest match! Timeless Treasures cotton in poodles and I love my dog for the star, and the backing (different dogs including spaniels and poodles) purchased for him. Then I used Camelot cotton in a turquoise blue I had already, and Camelot for the chevron binding. Chevron print was very popular 10 yes ago, it reminded me of a shirt I sed to have! I like it better than plain stripe and I'm not a gingham fan.
After taking the photos I realised I forgot to redo a line of stitching so that is done now. Patchwork:

Thursday 28 December 2023

Charm Patterns Stanwyck Skirt

I purchased this pattern last year as I like wearing straight or pencil skirts, I sewed up the shaper pocket version and straight waistband. That's all the non itch to stitch pdf's I purchased a while ago, that I still want to wear, sewn up now. Worn with the Chemainus Blouse. Both cottons are supplied by Minerva.

2024 sewing plans. I don't think I sewed many clothes this year. I loved making quilts and quilted items, well the fabric choosing and patchwork part anyway! Axitol teddy from cotton canvas and linen scraps. I made the eyes from knots of navy twill I had already, handsewn. Pattern is a Simplicity 9806 pdf, the pattern has the tail ruffle extend around it but I gathered it all ontop. The stuffing is recycled from torn up teddies courtesy of rescue puppy. I have printed/taped the other creatures so I will sew those up when I next have canvas scraps.