Friday, 30 August 2013

Pencil Cases...


This month, I'm joining in with Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, making pencil cases to help Sew for Kids. The pencil cases, along with other school supplies, will be distributed to children on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Triple Zip Pouch Swap...


Just over a week ago, I showed you the Triple Zip Pouch I made for the Triple Zip Pouch Swap. That pouch is still making its way to my secret partner. I'll be happy when I know it's arrived safe and sound.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Pride and Prejudice Dress...


I was lucky enough to pattern test the Pride and Prejudice Dress, for Bella, from Nisabell Necessary. When I first saw Bella's Pride and Prejudice Dresses, I just loved the puffy sleeves, the empire waist and the gathered bodice.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sew Many Books...


Today's post combines two of the things I love; children's literature and sewing for children. Head on over to Nap-Time Creations, to read my contribution to Sew Many Books.

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Peggy Skirt...


It's almost two years since I came across the Peggy Skirt Tutorial. Ros, from Sew Delicious, had only been blogging for one month at that stage; the same as me. I had never even heard of Mad Men, the TV series that inspired the skirt, but I added the Peggy Skirt to my To Do list.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

Two awesome capes, added to the Pretend Dress Up Clothes link party. I know some little people who would LOVE these capes.

Superhero Capes by Sandra, from Sandra Sews

Friday, 16 August 2013

Triple Zip Pouch Swap...


Earlier this year, I saw my first Triple Zip Pouch, over at Celtic Thistle Stitches and not long afterwards another at Passion et Couture. I loved them both: the paisley fabric in Fiona's and the embroidery in Marisa's. The design with the three zips really appealed to me. I missed the sew-along, but have had it on my To Do list ever since, so when Erin posted about a Triple Zip Pouch Swap she was joining, I just had to sign up, too.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Denim Refashioning Tutorials...

Following on from Monday's Sewing with Denim post, today I'm showcasing Ten Denim Refashioning Tutorials from the Denim Refashioning link party. Each tutorial contains detailed step by step directions and lots of photos.

Sew a Needle Case Using Recycled Jeans ~ Tutorial by Marisa, from Passion et Couture

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sewing with Denim...

Sewing with Denim ~ Threading My Way

Denim is such a sturdy fabric and I just love the look of it. Consequently, I virtually live in denim jeans and so I have quite a pile of old or ill fitting jeans ready to refashion.

However, denim is not the easiest of fabrics to sew, mainly because it is so thick. Following are my tips for sewing successfully with denim.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday, 2 August 2013

What's Happening in August...

Just a quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in August...

When Emily invited me to take part in, Sew Many Books, children's clothes inspired by children's books, I didn't hesitate. Combining two of the things I am passionate about; children's literature and sewing for children, immediately had my head swimming with ideas. Starts Monday...

Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, is teaming up with Sew For Kids to help the kids on the Pine Ridge Reservation with back to school supplies. The main focus for the Back to School Sew-Along is pencil cases.