My Easter makes!

Instead of doing a lot of sewing this Easter weekend I did a lot of cooking! We had a big family gathering at our house on Easter Sunday so my daughter and I did some baking.

I made a Simnel cake

Simnel cakeAmy made a delicious Kit-Kat cake

Kit kat cakeAnd she also made a lemon curd pavlova, with home made lemon curd, yum yum!

lemon curd pavlovaI hope everyone else had as lovely as Easter as I did.

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Jasmine blouse

It’s my Mum’s birthday tomorrow and I have just finished her present, Its a Jasmine blouse from Colette, it is so easy to make.

Jasmine blouse colette sewing patternIt is a pull over the head style so there are no zips or buttons and the pattern has really clear, simple instructions.

1018-jasmine-[2]-122-pThis one is made from a lovely mushroom colour georgette fabric which is very fine, quite slippery to work with but the finish is lovely, really drapey

mushroom-georgette-497-pI might make myself one next in this lovely navy blue, spotty crepe fabricwhich also hangs really nicely and has a retro look about it.

navy-blue-spotty-crepe-476-pBoth fabrics and the pattern are available to buy from TrixieLixie

As it is Good Friday today my lovely Hubby has been busy baking Hot Cross Buns, don’t they look delicious!

hot cross bunsHappy Easter!

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Easter bunting

Here’s a quick Easter make, inspired by a recent post by pillowsalamode about making bunting, I decided to use some of the Easter Ribbon available at TrixieLixie and 2 fat quarters of fabric from the Moda Coquette range to make some Easter bunting.

dressmaking fabric, coquette, ModaI have done a bunting tutorial before, it was one of my Christmas Monday makes so I used the same template to cut out my flag shapes

sewing patterns I cut out enough triangles to make 12 flags for my bunting (12 of each)

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With right sides together sew up both sides of each flag then trim any excess and turn the right way aound, I used a knitting needle to push the point of the flag out.

sewing fabricI then turned the top of the flag in by 0.5cm to neaten the tops and attached them to the back of the Easter ribbon.

sewing fabric, ribbonBunting is such a quick and easy project and it makes a great gift.

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