My gorgeous daughter was going to a fancy dress party last night, the theme was Noah’s Ark, so she needed to be an animal. I had already made her the Zebra print shorts so I made her a tail to complete the outfit. I would’ve made her a top as well but didn’t have time & she didn’t want to go too mad! A nice subtle costume!
we have just added stock of Clover bias binding makers to TrixieLixie so I thought I would have a go at making some, there is an excellent tutorial here on the Colette blog. For my June give-away you could win one of these bias binding makers, for a chance to win, leave me a comment, for a further chance to win sign up for the TrixieLixie newsletter here
I have finally drawn a winner for the leafy stripe fat quarter bundle that I featured a few weeks ago, Becca Kettle is the lucky winner, she suggested putting the fabric into embroidery hoops and hanging them on the wall, I would love to see that!
I have been sew busy!! I have been making lots of pairs of knickers, these are samples for the new kits that will be added to the website in the next few days
I have also recently finished making the Colette Laurel dress for my daughter
It is a lovely simple dress to make, it introduced me to some new techniques that I will use again and again such as bias binding for the sleeves and neckline and underlining, so simple and such a professional looking finish! The instruction booklet is excellent and the downloadable extra’s are great too!
I used a contrasting flower print bias binding which looks so lovely!
We went to a wedding last week so my beautiful daughter wore her Laurel and I wore my Elisalex
This fabric is gorgeous it’s so soft and drapes beautifully
The Zebra print jersey fabric is soft and drapey too this skirt was really easy to make, I will try do a tutorial in another blog post.
I have so many other projects on the go! I will announce the winner of the fabric giveaway at the end of the month so there is still time to leave me a comment if you would like to win
My latest knitting project is going to take me forever! It’s a long Aran cardigan for my daughter, this is the back and it is only half the length it needs to be!
I have been busy making cushions for my sisters new house, I used all the different colours in the Moda Simply Colour leafy stripe fabric
I used the envelope cushion cover technique so no zips, see the tutorial here
There are six colours in the range dark blue, turquoise blue, purple, green, gold and grey. To celebrate the arrival of spring in the UK (finally!) I am going to give-away a set of 6 fat quarters from this range
This give-away is open to all readers I can post it worldwide, to be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment telling me what you think you would use the fabric for. For further chances of winning like my facebook page & follow me on twitter
A friend of mine found this magazine in her attic and gave it to me when I started TrixieLixie
It is full of adverts for cold creams and face powders, germaline, soap and oxo cubes! There are recipes and craft ideas, how to make a raffia biscuit tin,and a leather handbag!
I really love the ‘Decoratively Arranged’ page which gives you ideas about how to display your fruit in your fruit bowl and how to display the things on your mantlepiece.
There are several pages of fashion idea’s on ‘Gay London’s Dress pages’ ‘Whatever fashion dictates Gay London is ready to explain’.
There is also a free knitting pattern for a vest and long knickers!
There is a fab beauty page ‘Beauty aids and notions’ ‘ Miss Beauty looks about her and tells you what London Girls are doing, wearing and discussing’
The cookery page is excellent, now I know why my Swiss Roll won’t roll!