Purple Plaster Post

I have been a bit quiet for a few weeks in blogland, this is why!

Purple Plaster

I have fractured my Scaphoid! Its my right wrist & I am right handed so I am stuggling to even type this!

I can’t sew at the moment so i am going to blog about a couple of projects I worked on before I fell and hurt my wrist.

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a pattern test by fellow blogger Rebecca at mummykins and me

The July the Fourth dress for little girls

July 4th dress

I used Moda Coquette fabric

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And here is one of the gorgeous girls in my family modeling a skirt that I made for her

Taya's REd Rooster summer skirt

The fabric I used for this skirt is from the Red Rooster range

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I have to share this TrixieLixie funny with you, its sooooo funny!!

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My wrist is going to be in plaster for the next 4 weeks so I am going to try and get my glamorous daughter to do some sewing instead of me, she is going to start with the new Sewaholic Rae skirt so watch this space!

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Wedding reception outfit.

We went to a lovely wedding yesterday, it was outside in a paddock and the weather stayed fine until late afternoon but then the heavens opened! This is my handmade outfit.

tracy33For the shrug I used the Cake Cocoa rif pattern and some of our lovely cream lace fabric.

cake-patterns-riff-cocoa-shrug-1670-p[ekm]237x288[ekm]The dress I made a few years ago for my cousins wedding, it is a mash up of a Burda dress pattern and a Colette Macaron. The fabric is from an Amy Butler range that is no longer available. We are offering 20% off Colette patterns this month, the discount code is in Love Sewing magazine, I have contributed withan article on my favourite Colette patterns.

Love SewingAs I said the weather didn’t stay great so I ended the night in different foot wear!

Wet wedding attire for TrixieLixieFor those of you who do not follow TrixieLixie on facebook or Twitter here is a taste of the funny sewing posts that we like to do on a regular basis:

Europe’s Rosetta probe finally delivers TrixieLixie order to Comet 67P

Another TrixieLixie delivery!I will be back soon with more posts of my makes, but in the meantime I have to go & do some pattern testing for a friend. HAPPY SEWING!

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Sewing in the summer

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front but I have still been sewing away although I do find it hard to spend time in the house at my sewing machine when the sun is shining. I really like to sit in the sun and read a good book in the summer, I love to look at sewing books and plan what I am going make, I always end up with an enormous list.

At the beginning of the month it was my gorgeous daughters birthday and I wanted to make her a summery dress the Sewaholic Saltspring is perfect!

Sewaholic Saltspring dressDoesn’t she looks lovely in it! I used some of our delicate and floaty voile fabric Field Study Sinister Swarm, a strange name for such beautiful fabric!

We now have the new patterns from Tilly and the Buttons

 

I made myself a Miette skirt using some of the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Cord

tracy-mieteIts a wrap-around skirt, so very easy to make, no zips or buttons! The patterns are lovely and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

We have also had the mens sewing patterns from Thread Theory a very exciting addition to our range, I want to have a go at making the Comox trunks.

thread-theory-comox-trunks-sewing-pattern-1894-p[ekm]230x288[ekm]I love this picture from their blog, I don’t think I will get any of the boys in my family to model in their underwear for me!

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Thurlow shorts and W.I.P

This week we had some lovely Amy Butler babycord fabric delivered, it is velvety soft and as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to make something straight away!

The weather has been so lovely for the past couple of weeks and I had been promising myself a pair of Thurlow shorts so this seemed the ideal opportunity to make some!

Soul Blossom Thurlow shortsI found the LLadybird Thurlow sew-along a great help for making these, particularly for the pockets and zipper, I used one of our gorgeous everyday cotton spotty fabrics for the pocket and waistband lining and one of the button’s from The Button Museum in Ross-on Wye that a friend recently gave to me.

cordshortsI love all three of these corduroys so I am thinking of making a couple of skirts next! A Colette Ginger perhaps? Or if I can wait a week we are getting the Tilly and the Buttons patterns in and I could make a Miette Skirt! Watch this space!

My other W.I.P is a gorgeous Chickadee cardigan from Little Red in the City, its knitted in one piece which means you can try it on for size as you are going along, I have got quite a lot of it done but unfortunately I am now suffering from tennis elbow and knitting is just too painful so I have had to put it aside for about a month while my arm recovers!

Has anyone else had to stop sewing or knitting due to injury? Mr LLM is saying that I have knitters elbow as I have not been near a tennis racket for years! The nearest I am getting to Tennis at the moment is watching Wimbledon!Chickadee cardigan WIPThe wool I am using is from the National Museum of Wales, Woollen Museum, I love the vintage style colours that they have used to dye this beautiful yarn. Perhaps I will get it finished in time for the Autumn and cooler weather.

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My Lovely Mum!

This week I made a Colette Moneta dress for my Lovely Mum, so it’s her turn to be the glamour model!

 

My Mum in her Colette Moneta DressI used some of our gorgeous jersey fabric which is soft and silky to the touch and drapes beautifully.

moneta-hero-smallColette Patterns are currently doing a Moneta dress sewalong so you can learn how to make this lovely easy to wear and easy to make dress.

I made myself one when the pattern first came out and it made it’s debut during Me Made May, if you missed it, here it is again:

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#1 Project Per Week

This weeks project is a birthday present for one of my best friends whose birthday was yesterday. Its a Sewaholic Gabriola Skirt.

Gabriola SkirtThe fabric is a beatiful Blackberry blossom print cotton lawn that is from our website so it drapes beautifully.

gabriola skirt patternBlackberry cotton lawnI have got several projects lined up for next week so there may be more than one, I am going to be pretty busy!

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Sew-alongs and #1ppw

This week I decided to take part in not just one sewalong, but two! I joined in with the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse sew-along and the Colette Mabel Skirt sew-along.

1402_Sewaholic_Belcarra_Envelope_frontmabel-300I have already made a couple of Belcarra blouses and I wanted to make this one a bit different so I used some of the fabulous new lace fabric that we have in stock to make some lacey sleeves on this black cotton lawn version.

tracymabelbelcarraThe Mabel skirt I made is the longer pencil skirt version and I used light weight cotton jersey knit in glamourous red. Both patterns are really easy to make and it only took me a couple of days to put together this gorgeous outfit!

I have also signed up for the 1 project per week sewing challenge that fellow blogger bernieandi has organised so this outfit is my week 1 for that too, ticks lots of boxes!

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