1 yard rayon challis or other drapey type fabric. Here is a link to the fabric we used.
2 yards contrasting bias tape
1 yard (optional) decorative trim
Today is my birthday!! yea! I decided to make myself a birthday dress from Colette’s new Lily Dress pattern. Which was an easy choice for me since Colette Patterns are my favorite and I’ve been itching to test out one of her new patterns. The Lily dress was fun to make and it went together pretty easily and quickly. I used a cotton/stretch fabric in charcoal for the main dress and a cute retro floral dot from Moda fabrics for the pockets and top. For extra contrast I used a red pipping along the pockets and top edge.
Going to a party but don’t have the right bag? Are you inhibited on the dancefloor by your giant, cumbersome purse? Good news! Here is a simple tutorial for a totally adorable clutch! Its easy to make and even easier to individualize.
1/4yd fabric for exterior (if this is a directional print, you’ll need ½ yd). Here is a link to the fabric we used.
1/4yd fabric for lining
1 1/8 yd chain
1/3 yd decorative elastic
¼ yd peltex
A couple months ago we started a Decades of Style Pattern contest. Here are the top 6 entries from the contest. The winner of the contest goes to the 1930’s Butterfly Blouse, she will get to pick any three patterns from Decades of Style patterns. Thank you Decades of Style for sponsoring this awesome contest!!!
1930’s Lilly Jacket
1940’s Girl Friday Blouse
Are you afraid of zippers and buttons? Do you sew mainly in knits to avoid difficult closures? If so, Pearl snaps are going to be your new favorite thing! This tutorial will show you how to add these easy and stylish snaps to your next project. Also, did you know we have them in a variety of colors?!? Button holes take forever and when one goes wrong it can ruin a garment! The only tools you need besides what comes in the package is a hammer and a spool of thread.
Who doesn’t love a circle skirt? Not only are they fashionable and easy to wear, but they’re perfect for twirling and flattering for most figures. This guy is made from a lovely linen rayon blend with pearl snaps as a closure. Pearl snaps are awesome if you’re averse to buttonholes or a zipper-phobe! The only extra tools you need http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifare a hammer and a spool of thread, they’re SO easy. Check out our pearl snap tutorial if you’re feeling apprehensive.
This project is great because it can be completed in an afternoon and worn in so many ways. So here goes, this is what you need:
Anna Maria Horner “Field Study” by Westminster Fabrics