Keep your amazing project photos coming! We love seeing what you have been making! You guys are giving us a ton of inspiration! Be sure you head over to our Facebook page so you can see the full gallery of customer photos, you guys are so talented!!
Fall is officially here. I was greeted by its crisp air and crunchy leaves on my doorstep this morning. Now I’m ready to go apple picking and start baking. How are you feeling about the changing seasons? Are you doing something fun to celebrate the beginning of fall this weekend? We’d love to hear all about it.
Here’s what brought us joy this week. I hope you like it.
Hello and Happy Wednesday! My name is Rochelle, blogger at Lucky Lucille, and today I’m sharing a tutorial for making your own quilted tablet sleeve. The featured fabric in today’s post is the wonderful linen blend canvas by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton & Steel, paired with a quilting cotton print from their basics collection. Both fabrics can be found here and here, respectively. I aim to keep this tutorial quick and to the point so please refer to the photos to back up my brief instructions, and read through everything thoroughly first before getting started. Let’s do this!
Decades of Style came about back in 2005 as way to “have your vintage and wear it too” – because with authentic pieces of vintage clothing, you can’t really do both. If you want to wear vintage clothing as your everyday wardrobe, you are not going to have it for years to come due to fiber degradation and the literal “wear and tear” that occurs to clothing worn on a regular basis. Any textile conservator will admit, no matter how careful you are – vintage clothing dies a little bit more every time you wear it, and sometimes all at once -there is a curry-stained, silk brocade, vintage Cheongsam in our resources collection to prove that point! In addition, the difficulty of finding vintage clothing that would fit today’s average size woman makes it impossible for most ladies to wear authentic vintage pieces on a regular basis. It is an undeniable truth the most vintage clothing is just too small for the average modern woman. A 30” waist is a considered size LARGE in the vintage clothing world. That refers to the garment measurement – not the body measurement! Vintage clothing vendors routinely use the word “rare” when describing an item they consider a size Large – i.e.
Since its founding in 2013, Cotton+Steel has become one of the most exciting fabric companies in the industry. Designers Melody Miller, Sarah Watts, Alexia Abegg, Rashida Coleman-Hale and Kim Kight all work together to release five individual collections twice a year and several collaborative midterm collections in between. The fabrics focus on fresh, fun, cohesive color and thoughtful design. By offering both quilting cottons and garment friendly fabrics like rayon and cotton lawn, C+S caters to the multiple interests of the modern home sewist – why not make a quilt and a dress?
Have any fun plans this weekend?? As we wrap up another week, we are taking some time to appreciate all your lovely project photos. Here are some of our favorites from around the web…
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you my pattern hack for Sara’s Creative Maker Case pattern! I love a good zip around wallet and I especially love one that has the option to carry my device, and everything I need as a small clutch style; my absolute favorite part about this wallet? You can customize it any way you like… These are merely suggestions and a little help to get you started!