Stripe Play

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some fun with stripes on this top for Willow. Made from the cotton/lycra knit fabrics seen below (from The Fabric Fairy), using an Ottobre Design pattern that I modified with abandon!

SEWING NOTES: Pro-Tricot Fusible Interfacing from
Fashion Sewing Supply used to stabilize the front cross-over band. Ottobre Design pattern from issue 01/05 used as a "block" and changed to make this design.

More Indulgence...

Friday, September 19, 2008
I ask you...is there anything more exciting to those of us who "create" than getting a box full of fabulous fabric? This arrived on my doorstep yesterday from The Fabric Fairy.com....



While I usually do most of my fabric shopping at the Ultra-Fabulous Gorgeous Fabrics, a friend gave me a gift certificate for this particular fabric.

Of course, this box of goodness arrived while I was working feverishly on our new website for ~Fashion Sewing Supply~ and I really did try to hold off digging into it right away. I continued to work on the new website while all this fabric was being pre-washed. But alas, I succumbed to creative urges, and made this bright fun Hoodie for my niece Bella as soon as the fabric was ready!



Is the new website finished? Uhhh...no. But it will be soon, I promise....really......!
But we continue to take orders through the original ~Fashion Sewing Supply~ site while the new one is under construction. However, I suspect I'll need to take another sewing break this weekend.....>smile<

Sweet Sewing Indulgence....More for the divas!

Sunday, September 14, 2008
Cute Corduroy For Bella...


I have been indulging in personal sewing between "basic blue shirt" client orders...and having such fun! This outfit for Bella is made from buttery soft berry print and striped cotton baby-corduroy, with a simple "lettuce" neck top of fine gauge sweater knit to complete the "look".

While not totally of my own design, the following patterns were "tweaked" to get the exact style-lines I wanted:

Ottobre Design Skirt- Issue 04/07, #14
Ottobre Design Top- Issue 04/08, #37
Abracadabra Pattern #47- Hooded Vest/Top


Sewing Notes: Pro-Weft Fusible Interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply used to stabilize the striped band of the hooded vest. Pro-Stretch Elastic from Fashion Sewing Supply used in the skirt waistband.

Sewing For the Little Divas

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This outfit, made for my niece Willow was such fun to sew!

The striking striped tunic is a marvelous Farbenmix pattern, "Vijona", made from a cotton/lycra knit. The skirt is a lightweight denim, and I used a pattern from Ottobre Design issue 04/08, #37. An evening of sewing resulted in a fun new outfit!


SEWING NOTES: Soft and flexible Pro-Tricot Fusible Interfacing used to stabilize the shoulder seams of the tunic. Pro-Weft Fusible used to interface the skirt waistband. Both products from Fashion Sewing Supply.