Thursday, June 8, 2017

Twig & Tale: Cozy Toes

Keeping toes warm and cozy can also be fun with Twig & Tale patterns. I sewed up very cute pair of Tie Back Boots as  slippers for JubeJube. As of now she hasn't seen them so I bet she'll be surprised when she gets home from school.


I'm sometimes fascinated how a project can evolve. Cutting flat pieces of fabric to sew together into something with curves and dimensions.




Into something that can be useful or decorative. I know for a fact these boots will be used up until nothing is left of them. For some reason this child is obsessed with keeping her feet covered, even during the summer time.




I used an organic cotton double knit by Birch on the outside with skid proof fabric on the sole. the inside is a cotton lycra jersey. So soft and cozy that I want a pair for myself, which FYI, the adult version of these boots in now available!

I used a natural color twill tape for the front to keep the ties in place and the ties are pieces of knit fabric cut into strips and braided for a chucky look and some added texture.




I was in bit of a time crunch to get these out so I was really pleased with how easy and quickly they came together. The Wild Things criters would take a little more time with all the beautiful details but they do make great gifts for children. They're also great stash busters! Everything is from my stash and worries as to if I had enough fabric.



I will have to make another pair for Amelia, and you know she will ask for a critter so I'll keep you posted on what she decides.

The best place to find round up and other information is directly on the Twig & Tale website, blog posts and patterns are all available right there for tons of inspiration! Remember to use the discount code " COSYTOES" for all footwear for an extra 15% off at checkout!


Tuesday: Fliegfederfrei - Createnic - Sew Snippet - Sew Many Adventures
Wednesday: Sew Shelly Sew - She Who Sews - Life in our busy household - Inspinration
Thursday: Skirt Fixation - Sprouting Jube Jube - Needle and Ted - Just Add Fabric 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Gypsy by Designer Stitch

Its getting easier and easier to sew for myself and put myself in front of the camera. The secret is finding great patterns with beautiful designs that make me want to sew for myself. 



Until now Designer Stitch has been a little bit of a secret to me. I didn't know very much about this independent pattern company or about their designs. I'm so glad that I got this oppertunity to play around with the Gypsy dress pattern. Ann Grose is the designer behind Designer Stitch and she's celebrating their one year anniversary, for now until June 12 (Australian time zone) enjoy 50% off all patterns in the shop!



The Pattern:

I used the Gypsy dress and tunic pattern and didn't change much about the way it was constructed in the pattern. I did change out the facing at the neckline and used a self-made bias tape instead. Even though I had 3 meters of the fabric I did run out just due to the fact that this print is so huge and the repeats are far in between. I just had to have my print line up.


Two neckline options are in this pattern, round neck and cross-over. And yes I went with cross-over. There are a number of hemline options, top, tunic length, maxi, and hi-low. I wanted a little bit of a sassy look so I used the hi-low hem option.




The tutorial is well written and easy to follow. The tech drawings accompany the step-by-step instructions.




The Fabric:

When I selected my fabric for this project I was thinking summer and warm colors and light weight, so I opted for a cotton voile purchased a Fabricville for the purpose of sewing up this pattern (so I'm not sewing from my stash today).







There are so many more stops on the tour to get inspired and to celebrate this first year of pattern creating for Ann. Go check them out!

June 5, 2017 
Bellevi  



June 8, 2017

June 9, 2017
Indulging Mum 

Until next time, xx.

disclaimer: I received the pattern for free for the purpose of the tour, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!