This little pair of shorts could have come straight from the 80s - the bright print, the geometric shapes and the neon pink.
Friday, 24 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
As a child growing up, I used two terms for fabric with a pattern of squares - checks or checkered, and tartan. No one ever explained the difference, and I never thought to ask. Basically, if it was a simple pattern with no overlapping squares, I called them checks, and if the pattern was more complex, with overlapping squares and lines, to me the fabric was tartan.
In recent years, I'vs seen another term added to the mix - plaid. I've seen fabrics labelled as plaid, when I thought they were checks. And I've also seen fabrics labelled as plaid, when I would have called them tartan. My childhood perceptions needed questioning and research, to find the correct terms.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...
An adorable little dress, added to the Dresses for Girls link party. I just love the bright colours against the white. If you are looking for inspiration to make a dress for your little one, there are now more than 500 dresses in the collection...
Spring Inspired Multi-Color Frock ~ Tutorial by Farz, from Colors of Our Rainbow
Friday, 17 April 2015
I'm always on the look out for ways I can save money when sewing, even if it's just a few cents. Until recently however, I was unwittingly throwing out ribbon that could have proven to be useful. I'm sure I'm the only one who was not being resourceful, but just in case I'm not alone, I thought I'd share how I accumulated this little pile of ribbons.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Friday, 10 April 2015
When I attended the recent quilting retreat, I knew I'd need to take along a cushion, both for comfort and to give me a little extra height. I'd deliberated for some time over what to make with one of the projects from the previous year and decided a cushion would be the perfect way to show off the appliquéd leaves.
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Perhaps those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are starting to experience warmer weather and maybe thinking of clothes for Spring. Here in Australia, we're well into Autumn and the weather is cooling down. Cooler weather doesn't stop the kids from wearing shorts, though.
Monday, 6 April 2015
A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in April..
Sewing for KIDS...
|The next Kids Clothes is April 20 - 26, with the theme Wild Things. Sew clothes for your kids for one hour each day for seven days. Sign ups are open.|
|Sew the Franklin Dress for this month's Flip this Pattern with the sisters at Frances Suzanne. The sew along will remain open until April 30. Competitor Flips will be showcased the week of April 26, and voting will begin May 1.|