What’s everyone else making for Valentines day?

I’ve been trying to decide what I might like to make for Valentines this year

It’s a tradition, of sorts, to make something, so I decided to have a look around. It’s pretty straight forward, these days, to find inspiration on places like Pinterest and Instagram. So I started pinning some of my favourites.

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Come and have a look at trixielixiepins/valentines

And please, any suggestions would be fabulous!

I will make a winter coat this year, I will. Honest. Well maybe….

Every year about this time, I think, ‘right then, lets make a nice warm coat’.

Then I dawdle and procrastinate, think well… maybe next week, and before I know it, it’s Spring and I can get on with making those nice fun summer dresses again.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. It’s definitely going to happen.

Firstly I have to choose who I am making this for. My husband is a good bet, he is forgiving and frankly would wear anything. I’ve got a couple of patterns to choose from, the good solid Colette Albion or the trendy Thread Theory Peacoat. We’ve got this nice soft Polyester Heavy Felt that would be up for the job. Mmmm but what about the lining…..

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Then again, I quite fancy a girlie version of the Albion too or maybe The Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat. We have some nice Boucle fabric, that would be good for the Colette Anise Jacket, or a Victoria Blazer or one of those nice Morris Blazers from Grainline Patterns.

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Some Gabachino Fabric might be perfect for a slightly more lightweight Sewaholic Robson Coat

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Mind you, I’ve always fancied a Denim version of the Serendipity Jordan Jacket, that would be great for the Spring,

There you go, I’m procrastinating again!

Review of the year 2015

Another year seems to have flown by! I have been taking a look back at my sewing exploits during 2015 and thought I would share some of the highlights with you.


This has probably been my most worn make of the year, my Colette Archer shirt, with matching knickers of course!


I used one of our lampshade making kits to make this machine embroidered lampshade.


A Surfing Kitty basket for Sophie and a Watson bra set for Amy, & knickers!


Lots of dresses! A Sewaholic Davie, By Hand Anna another Davie & a Colette Moneta.


Me Made May, my favourite month! Check out all my MMMay blog posts for more info.


June was perfect weather for Drape tops so I made lots! The pattern is in The Great Bristish Sewing Bee Sew Your own Wardrobe book, it is a very easy pattern & they make great presents for young adults (& mature ones too!)


In July I made shorts & vests using the patterns from Colette Seamworks online sewing magazine and a Buchannon dressing gown for Amy’s birthday 🎂


I really got to grips with my overlocker this year, a lot of my makes involved jersey fabric!

 We went to Dismaland! I used Regents Street lawn to make my tops a Sewaholic Belcarra blouse and a Grainline Scout Tee.
 A stripey month! A Colette Wren dress, a Thread Theory Strathcona Henley, my gorgeous niece in a dress from the book Sew Japanese and a Colette Aster hack shirt dress.
 An elastic waist skirt, Grainline lakeside pyjama’s, Gather Mortmain dress and Liberty swimwear bikini (pattern from Colette Seamworks online sewing magazine)


Lots of handmade Christmas presents, a Christmas outfit using Hemmingway fabric and the last makes of the year were Bra’s, I will tell you more about these in my next blog post!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

 

Christmas Gifts for the Creative Soul from ♥ TrixieLixie ♥

We have handpicked a selection of gifts for the person who loves to make and do, be it you or your loved ones.

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TrixieLixie Knicker Kits

from £13.50

Moda Charm Packs

£9.95

TrixieLixie Clasp Purse Kits

from £5.50

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Fiskars Scissors

from £10.00

Small Tin of Buttons

£3.50

Liberty Fabrics

from £3.50 per quarter

IMG_0402 Felix tea towel kit Cat & Mouse sewing kits

Lampshade Making Kits

from £13.50

Sarah Young Tea Towel Kits

£12.00

Cat and Mouse Craft Kit

£19.99

Our Webstore is full to the brim of lovely things to buy for Christmas.

 

 

Liberty Fabric Knicker Kits

 

We couldn’t have all this new liberty fabric without making up some beautiful and delicate new Liberty Tana Lawn knicker kits.

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There’s Thorpe, Tatum, Wilmillie, Kitty Grace and Clarricoates. See all our knicker kits for presents this Christmas on the website.

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Liberty Jersey Fabric

With all these wild, new Liberty Jersey Fabrics we’ve got in stock at TrixieLixie, it’s sometimes difficult to know what to make with them all.

liberty-jersey2We have made the Sewaholic Davie Dress ourselves and we know others who are ardent fans of Cake Patterns knit dress range.

knits-1Best-selling Colette do three dress patterns, [Myrtle, Moneta, and Wren] and a skirt pattern [Mabel] that have been designed specifically for jersey and after trying them all we can say they are straightforward and great fun, with a size range that will accommodate everyone.

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Sewaholic gets all sporty

I’m not that sporty. Think of me as that old cat, dozing on the windowsill, but my eyes were opened by the new Vancouver collection of sewing patterns from Sewaholic. It’s not that I don’t like pictures with that much lycra, it’s just that I’ve hardly ever seen sewing patterns that are just made for it. It almost made me jump up out of my comfy armchair [well not quite].

vancouverHang on, I’ve got a sporty daughter and several sporty nieces. I haven’t got any lycra or sports net, but I do have knit fabrics and I fancy the style of the Fraser Sweatshirt.

IMG_8106__44777.1439498270.1280.1280The loose fit of the Seymour Jacket caught my eye, that might just hide my six pack and I have some wild coloured outdoor fabrics that may very well suit the bill.

IMG_7833__17260.1439498685.1280.1280Ok I know I’m not exactly Jessica Ennis, but I might just give some of these a go.