Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bordered Boho

Here is the 3/4 elasticised sleeve version of the Boho style top from my previous post.
Fabric from Spotlight - total cost about $15. Pattern is New Look 6730. I cut a size 14.
This style isn't particularly flattering to me - but it's cool and easy.
I'm teaching some Learn to Sew Classes for children in the next holidays. This little top is one of the classes I am offering. Click here for more info.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February Roundup

In the spirit of my consistent inconsistencies with blogging .... here is an update of stuff going on round here ......

Firstly we have a rather lovely stylish bag made by Nicole - one of my students ....
I have taught her quite well = she has an excellent stash of great fabrics ...... here she has used a Pippijoe print with some lovely grey linen ....
Pattern - Nicole M's SQUARED FLAT BAG - well done to BOTH Nics!
Next up, we have the traditional birthday present (at the present time at least), this one is a cushion for a special young man who is rather keen on one particular NSW rugby league team ...
Images were printed directly onto Prepared Fabric Sheets on my inkjet printer.
I used bleached denim on the back - and I put in an invisible zipper along one of the sides. I use great big cushion inserts from Goldies.
Happy 13th Birthday Corey!
Now, here is a Mod Bag in production ... when sewing multiple lines I like to use this little gadget. You can set the distance of the little ruler, and away you go - it's called a Seam Guide with Ruler - very useful for beginner sewists to gain confidence or for when you know you can't really trust your eyesight accuracy ....

For sewing edges, I like to use #10 Edge Stitch foot for Bernina machines - the little metal plate glides along the fabric edge and you can adjust your needle position to get spot on topstitching.

And here is groovy little Mod - this is a great bag - nice and roomy - great proportions - and lots of design variations available. Fabric from The Fabric Shop in Surry Hills (Sydney).
Inside a did a compartment pocket and a zippered pocket - I also tried adding Pellon to the LINING - it did provide some added structure.
Now, for me. Today I made this New Look pattern.
View B, fabric fromSpotlight - a Summer Voile.

Really easy, I cut a 14. I am going to teach this little Boho top as a Learn to Sew workshop for the next School holidays. I have View A cut out in a border print - so hopefully I'll get that done ready to show you before March!