Just finished this cowl top in a super soft jersey. I was suppose to cut on the bias, but opted not to because the fabric had plenty of stretch. My muslin was sleeveless, and too short. I added an extra 4 inches to the length. The top is comfy and has 3/4 sleeves. I am happy with how it turned out and think it will be worn a lot.
I am a very indecisive person, but after a night of lurking about for a pattern I decided on the Saltspring Dress by Sewaholic for my Sew Weekly Reunion. There are so many awesome patterns out there – I wish I had more time. Sewaholic is hosting a sew-a-long from August 16-30 – so the timing is perfect! I usually choose easy patterns (sorbetto, knits etc) so I thought this might be a bit up a challenge with lining & a zip. And the step-by-step of the sew-a-long will be the extra help and motivation I need. Another reason to check my mailbox! Can’t wait. Now for 2013 Fall Pantone color inspired fabric choice.
My daughter wanted to buy a Totoro stuffy. She likes watching Japanese animie. The one she picked out was $40 from some unknown website…so we decided to make one. It has earned a favourable spot in her bedroom. And I have enough fleece for about 5 more! In found the pattern & tutorial here: http://cheekandstitch.com/diy-totoro-plush-tutorial/
My schnauzer doesnt look like she likes my new wallet. The tutorial is located at sew4home: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/necessities-go-mini-clutch-simple-marks-moda-fabrics
I made this iPhone sleeve based on the ‘Easy iPhone Sleeve Tutorial‘ from ‘The dog under my desk’ blog. I also use one to carry my debit/credit card. She also has a great ear bud holder or coin purse. which is so cute and mini! I always find my ear buds crumbled in the draw and swear under my breath when I have to untangle. Here is the front & back.
Found this adorable free pattern on Prudent Baby’s blog. I have made a dozen of this hats. Here is the location of the online tutorial. She has great instructions. I use them for baby gifts because my kidlets are tweens.
I put together this bag based on a pattern I found at this website. It is lined with a $0.99 plastic table cloth which I cut for the lining so if anything spills it could be wiped up quickly. I like the square shape.
I had fun making Heather Baileys design….http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2008/07/some-of-you-may.html
I have download this inspiring pattern by sew4home, selected material, and cut it out. I will keep you posted. Here is the final product. My mom took it home, she has a thing for aprons and cooks ALOT.