Before I forget, here is my pledge for Me-Made-May 2015
‘I, Tracy Lucas of Trixie Lixies Blog sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear a Me-Made outfit each day for the duration of May 2015’ and to share my adventures on my blog, you can also see me on Instagram @beingtrixielixie and our Facebook page Trixie Lixie Says.
I have been so busy sewing that I haven’t found the time to blog about any of it, so here is the first of a couple of catch up posts. Last month it was my Mum’s birthday and it was Mother’s Day in the UK so I made my lovely Mother a couple of dresses. The first one is my current favourite pattern the Sewaholic Davie Dress, I used some of our speckled Jersey fabric.
I didn’t do the keyhole opening and I also added some binding to the neckline rather than just hemming it.
The second dress that I made for my Mum is a Colette Moneta another easy to make jersey dress. I used some Modern Flowers Jersey for this one and I added a collar.
The third dress that I made last month was for me! It was another Sewaholic Davie dress, this one with Rose garden Jersey.
Happy sewing ✂️✂️
Here are a couple of my “Man Makes” from 2014 for Mr TL. My first attempt at the Thread Theory Comox trunks was a bit confusing, I used the sew along that is on their blog and yet I still made a couple of mistakes. My second pair were so much easier! I think it was because I used a patterned Jersey fabric that had a clear right side and wrong side so it all fell into place without a hitch!
So after successfully completing the second pair ( jungle January flavour zebra print!) I decided to do some pyjama bottoms for Mr TL using the Comox as inspiration. They turned out quite well and Mr TL says they are extremely comfortable, however he was not prepared to be photographed in any of his new garments!!
As he wouldn’t oblige I shall have to use the photo of the Thread Theory boys in their Comox trunks instead!
I have promised to do a few more “Man Makes” this year, the next request being a Colette Negroni shirt in the new Ninja dragons fabric that we have in stock, I will keep you posted! Are you making anything for your significant other this year? Please let me know if you have any plans.
I thought I would showcase a selection of my sewing projects from 2014.
Last year I made a few dresses, my favourite pattern is the By Hand Anna dress I also made a Gather Mortmain dress, I want to combine these 2 patterns this year using the Mortmain bodice with the Anna skirt.
I made a few skirts last year as well, I fell in love with Tilly & the Buttons Miette pattern, I made 2! A gorgeous denim lawn one and a fantastically colourful baby cord one. Another Amy Butler Barcelona skirt and I made a few Colette Mabel skirts as well!
To go with the skirts I made a few blouse’s, my favourite pattern for 2014 was the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse, here are 3 of them! (I made 5). And I couldn’t resist another Colette Jasmine which was one of my favourite patterns of 2013.
I also made lots of knickers using the Trixie Lixie Knicker pattern, nothing unusual there, I probably make about 30 pairs a year!
I did quite a lot of unselfish sewing last year, a Colette Moneta for my Mum, a Sewaholic Saltspring dress for my beautiful daughter, a Sewaholic Gabriola for my bestie and some cute Tutu skirts for my gorgeous little niece’s.
I also made a few tote bags as gifts.
My favourite month was Me Made May, I had a great time showing off my handmade wardrobe that month!
I have loads of projects planned for 2015! Here’s to another year of happy sewing!
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.
For the shrug I used the Cake Cocoa rif pattern and some of our lovely cream lace fabric.
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.
As I said the weather didn’t stay great so I ended the night in different foot wear!
For 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:
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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!
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!
Doesn’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
Its 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.
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!