A while ago, after Paunnet’s post about her jersey Banksia there was some talk about how hard it was to find nice jersey fabric. Nice as in, sweet and floral but not childlike or granny like. Somehow I ended up in a fabric shop yesterday (totally by accident, I didn’t mean to :p) and I decided (for once) to ask the shoplady to help me out. Normally I just wonder around looking at what they have, but this time I asked her if she had any sweet and girly jersey fabrics (without it being childlike or granny like). We went … Continue reading The One with the Megan Nielsen and Rayon Knit happiness combo!
The Twitter Sewing community got talking again and suddenly we all realised that we were all sewing for others this month. We decided it needed a name and For You February was born. Leave it to the ever lovely Gillian to design a logo for it! It wasn’t any different for me. There were some ‘For you’ projects on my list for this month. Only difference is, they weren’t presents. People actually asked me to make these (which does make me a little proud of myself) for a special occasion. So instead of taking it easy, I was on a … Continue reading For You February – Project Bumblebee
I had been coming down with something for a few days but on Monday morning it hit me full on! Went to the doctor’s and he told me I had to stay in bed for three days. Well, I’m not good at staying in bed… There’s only so much TV I can watch. I felt a bit better yesterday, as long as I was sitting down and not thinking to hard 🙂 I had some fabric left over from the pajama pants I made my cousins for Christmas. (To be fair, I had bought way too much fabric) The idea … Continue reading Banksia Pajamas: What to sew when you have the flu!
I mentioned my love for Megan Nielsen’s patterns a few times but I haven’t actually shown you what I made with those patterns. I made three Banksia tops: Left: Floral cotton – Basic Pattern Middle: Black and dotted jersey – Pattern altered for stretch Right: Light blue cotton/linen blend – Basic pattern hemmed with lace Detail of the lace hem. I used a bias tape as facing. Same method as the collar finish. I made two Kelly skirts: Left: Green gabardine – Basic Pattern Right: Brown Corduroy – Changed the pockets Detail of the pocket: Changed the pocket style on … Continue reading Time for the Banksia and Kelly show-and-tell!