Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ultimate Sewing

I have recently come around to Sew Over Its patterns. Initially I found them not to my taste, a bit retro, but seeing so many of them made up in blogworld, I changed my mind.

I bought the Ultimate Shift Dress from Fabric Godmother at their last open day and soon knocked up a muslin / toile.

I needed to lower the bust darts (I followed a tutorial by Cashmerette). And then I cut out my dress fabric, a Javanaise viscose from Abakhan fabrics £7per m and sewed it up. I went for the 3/4 length sleeve so it's wearable now. It's such a light fabric that it'll be very nice in the warmer weather too.

I have to say that I'm really happy with the dress. It's very comfy. I wore it with navy leggings and a pink cardigan.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

February Half Term Sewing

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Drunk Love 2 Tone Quilt

So I have not blogged in a very long time.  I still read plenty, but studying and starting a new career has zapped a lot of my free time. 

However the sewing machine has been out and if you follow me on instagram @craftyclaire74 then you can see what I've been up to.  It's sewing and food most of all.

Anyway I've been working on a project since July 2015 which is now finally finished.  It is the Drunk Love 2 Tone quilt from Denise Schmidt's book Quilts.

I bought the fabric from Hancocks of Paducah costing $102.  I think the exchange rate at that time was pretty good. 

Here is some of the journey:

Turquoise back. I stitched in the ditch to quilt it but I love how you see it on the reverse. 

Nearly there, you get the idea.

Mitre corner - I still marvel at how this works.

Some of my quilts that I have made. From top: Castle Peeps by Lizzy House, My first ever quilt from Sew Hip Magazine, a quilt made from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern fabric  scraps and the bottom one the Denise Schmidt Drunk Love 2 Tone.

More pictures are on my instagram feed, please hop over and take a look.