I’ve just been out in the garden to have a look at the veg patch and noticed these stunning @sarahravensgarden ‘turquoise lagoon’ sweetpeas. i haven’t edited this photo at all so you can see the true colour. my sweetpeas are doing so well this year, after a not very promising start, swipe to see.
Progress on my @closetcase.patterns #kalleshirtdress. i’m waiting for some interfacing and for some free time before i can continue! i love the soft drape of this @artgalleryfabrics rayon even if it’s a pain to cut and sew. any tips for cutting shifty fabric like this?
The eid festivities aren’t quite over but later on i’m getting back to some sewing for me after what seems like ages! i’m making a kalle shirt dress out of this beautiful art gallery fabrics rayon from @minervacrafts. i decided to make the tunic length with the sleeve expansion, there were about twenty pieces to cut but thankfully i didn’t need them all for the option i chose!
This is the finch dress which i tested for @sewpony. this is such a sweet and versatile dress pattern with different sleeve and waist options. you can use the code: finch15 to receive a 15% discount until friday 15th.
Aren’t these @stoffstil patches beautiful? i bought a few fabrics from them recently and was really impressed with the quality and interesting prints. their patterns also come cut out in your size in some kind of interfacing which should save a lot of time. i’d also like to announce the winner of my giveaway with @blockdesign - the winner is @rosy_raquel! congratulations 💖 i will contact you by dm 😊
Another snapshot of my sewing studio and a reminder that the giveaway (a few squares back) is over at midnight. the colourful embroidery displayed on the @blockdesign pegboard is by @elizabethpawle. i bought it during @theottohouse’s spend for syria auction and was delighted to have won it especially in such a good cause!!see elizabeth’s page for more of her brilliant work.
How is your sunday going? we’ve been sorting out the garden and doing lots of baking. this is my third batch, a variation on the butterscotch blondies from the violet bakery cookbook. i used white chocolate in place of milk chocolate and added chopped pecans.
Some unselfish sewing for a change! these adorable shirts are for my cousin’s new twins. they were made from leftover fabric from a shirt i made for my son about five years ago. i managed to squeeze out two shirts using a puperita pattern (i used a plain cotton for the undercollar). i have found it a struggle to get energy and time for sewing while fasting so i am really pleased to have got these done. i also learned how to use prym colour snaps and may never go back to buttons for children’s clothes!