Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oliver +S 2+2 Blouse & Pleated skirt

Guess who I spent the day with?

After playing Princess bingo, reading a princess story, and playing princess dolls, we managed to take this picture.

Zoey will be ready for warm weather with this little set. It is the 2 + 2 blouse & pleated skirt from Oliver + S. I chose the short sleeve option and spring colors.

The blouse fabric is Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2 collection: Park Fountains - yellow. The skirt is fashioned from Happy Dots.

Simple to follow instructions made this a quick sewing project!

I've taken an few pictures of the blouse construction process .
Judge for yourself how simple!
This picture shows the front of the blouse with the slice cut. The following pictures show it better.

Here is the front with the slice opened.

Blouse front shown (wrong side up) and the pressed self facings.

2nd step of making the self facing; fold another time and press.
The extra wide gap will be gathered to bring the facing edges together.
A patch accent will be placed over the gathers to hide the stitching.

Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the gathering, however you can see
from the photo what that is all about.

What do you think? Easy as 1,2,3!

Make this little outfit and send me a picture. If you wish to share, I will post it here!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Camera case sewn with Amy Butler fabric

I told the camera salesman I didn't need to purchase a camera case because I planned to sew one the next day. didn't happen the next day, but 6 months later!

This case needs only a scrap of fabric. I used Amy Butler Wildflowers -rose and a scrap of fusible fleece for padding. A wonderful tutorial can be found at Sew-Mad .

Make one for yourself & don't wait 6 months.

Send me a picture of your sewn camera case and I will post it here!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Up Town Bag purse project

PURSES! Quick easy and fun to sew!

Normally I carry larger size purses, but sometimes a large bag is not appropriate.
I needed something for church and decided the Amy Butler Uptown Bag
would be the perfect size
. It is about 10 inches wide & 10 inches tall with the handles.

The interior is roomy enough for a large wallet & cell phone with room to spare......but not enough room to hold a spare tire!
I selected Floating Buds in grey from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern 2 fabric collection.
The grey on cream background seemed neutral enough.

Since it was a quick & fun project, I couldn't stop by only sewing one! I made another one and will try to post a picture of it soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fabric Fat Quarters in a jar

It is a struggle, but I'm still on the after Christmas diet. My poor cookie jar looked lonely sitting empty on the kitchen counter. Now it has a new life keeping Fat Quarter Bundles free from dust in the studio instead of tempting me to fill it with sweets!