This dress was a show stopper!! I was invited to see Newsies on Broadway last week. I wanted a special dress since my seats were 2nd row orchestra. I wiped up the dress using Mccall’s 5972 pattern . I made some easy modifications, and the dress was complete within a few hours.
I cut the center of the bodice on the center of the fabric pattern.
I felt amazing in this dress. Chooosing a simple design and a beautiful fabric, can create an winning look.
I was asked to create a special baby quilt for a grand child of a client. I was given the baby blue color scheme with forest brown and owls. The Stair Step pattern from All Small Magazine came to mind. The pattern was very easy, and fun to follow.
I got this pattern from one of my favorite books; “String Quilt Revival”. Virginia and Barbara have given great instructions for creating beautiful traditional quilt blocks. I thought the circles resembled flowers, and that’s how I picked my colors. I selected yellow for the center stars to serve as the sun. Green to serve as the flower stems. It’s a girly quilt, so I picked orange, pink and purple fabrics for the center flowers. String quilts are great for beginners, because they’re so easy, and they are meant to be fun and imperfect.
Take a moment and explore the craftsy website. They have interesting online classes on quilting, sewing, and other creative arts. My purchased classes include Quilting Quickly, Mastering zippers, Tailoring, and Crazy quilts. They are easy to follow and you can pause, and make notes. There’s also a side bar, where students post questions, and the instructor offers feedback. I love it. It’s a good place to get inspiration for next project. Enjoy!
When I received a charm pack of Victorian Modern fabrics, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. The collection comes from Modern Quilt Studio for Andover fabrics. The fabric is so calming and neutral, so I created a baby quilt. The fabric features hand-drawn and delicately colored motifs from Victorian times. The patterns come from Weeks Ringles’ pen and ink drawings.
If you need a little optimism, check out this video. Marimekko is a textile manufacturer in Finland. This video takes you into their huge 43,000 square foot printing factory, to see first hand how it’s done. This is where they use latest in screen printing technology to create all the modern prints you see. The big, bright, and bold fabrics, will inspire you to pull out your stash of colorful fabrics, to create something new. Enjoy!
Amy butler fabric- forget me not andangelica . Butterick Pattern 5356
I discovered Amy Butler fabrics a few years ago. I immediately fell in love with the vintage inspired prints. Her fabrics are bright, bold and colorful. I appreciate all of her fabrics, but I like the 54″ voile fabrics the most. They are soft. delicate, and easy to work with. This summer I created a few tops to wear.