Ginger jeans & Lots of Linden sweatshirts

About this time last year I made my first pair of Ginger Jeans, you can see that post here. So I decided I needed a new pair in a slightly darker denim, it took me a lot longer this time but that is because I have been busy that I am struggling to find the time to sew. These Jeans were cut out in January, the pockets were done in February and I managed to finish them in March and now I am finally blogging about them!img_3795

img_3785In between making the jeans however I have managed to knock out a few Grainline Linden Sweatshirts this has got to be the easiest pattern ever! I made 2 in one evening! The one that I am wearing above and then a quick black & grey one, it’s also a great way to use up any scraps, the black and grey one is made from left over fabric that I had in my stash!

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I used my trusty overlocker to make these tops and also my coverstitch machine that I was still struggling with initially, I am pleased to say that now that I have a clear foot on it and can therefore see what I am doing, I am getting much better results.

I made a third Linden using some of the gorgeous new flowery jersey we have just had in to the shop combined with some black.

If you haven’t had a go at making a pair of jeans yet I would strongly recommend you give it a go, they are not as hard as you think and there are so many helpful tutorials online that cover everything from inserting the fly zip to getting a good fit that you can’t really go wrong.

Happy Sewing!

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.

We love our customers

We’ve have quite a few people send us things recently that they have made with TrixieLixie products. We absolutely adore it when this happens. Here are some of our favourites.

Jo sent pics of her brilliant dress made from Joel Dewbury Flora Rayon – Tulip Eucalyptus

$_12bSusan looks dreamy and fabulous in her drape top.

IMG_4144Lisa says that she has got the crafting bug back after making one of our simple purse making kits. We ought to be on the NHS!

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Jo’s hubby gets a fabulous new Hemingway fabric shirt – Prize Winner – We liked this so much that we sent out a prize.

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And just to prove that we are up for it ourselves, here we are, looking like a right pair of Wallys.

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So please send us your makes. Use the hashtag #trixielixiemakes.

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The wild world of FreeSpirit fabrics

earthly-wideThese Garden of Earthly Delights fabrics from Studio KM are like a strange and sensuous Darwinian journey to a newly discovered world. These fabrics are for the most outrageous dresses or more realistically, beautiful cushions or other home decor bits. Personally, I’d just stretch them up and put them in a frame.

elizabeth-wideWe think Tula Pink is the most Funky of all the fabric designers out there and this Elizabeth collection doesn’t disappoint! Inspired by a trip to Hampton Court and the art of taking a good selfie.

duck-egg-wideKaffe Fasset never disappoints in the wild colour stakes. We’ve had a few fabrics in the Rowan ranges in the past, but we bought this Big Blooms Duck Egg fabric to make up a Gather Buchanan dressing gown. A bit selfish maybe, but there is lots left!

rayon-sidewaysFinally these beautiful Rayon fabrics. Beautiful feel with stunning colours and design, perfect for those free flowing summer dress creations.

 

 

 

Sewaholic Rae Skirt

As I am unable to sew at the moment I persuaded my gorgeous daughter to have a go at making the latest addition to the Sewaholic pattern range – The Rae skirt.

rae-skirt-sewaholic-sewing-pattern-[5]-1920-pThis is a very straight forward beginners elasticated waist skirt, with a small amount of help from me Amy was able to complete this very simple sew in just a couple of hours!

Amy wearing a Sewaholic Rae skirt

Doesn’t it look lovely! The nice thing about this elastic waist skirt is that it has 4 panels that are shaped so that it drapes beautifully, she deliberately chose some of our new Gaberchino fabric as it is heavier weight and holds the shape nicely.

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One Week, One Pattern! 2014

I have decided to particpate in OWOP14!

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The pattern that I am slightly addicted to is the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt.

amy-butler-barcelona-skirt-sewing-pattern-1520-p[ekm]195x288[ekm]I have numerous versions of this skirt so It will be easy for me to wear a different one every day for 7 days, the hard part will be deciding which ones to wear.

The great thing about taking part in this blog-along is that I don’t need to make any thing new, which if you read my previous blog post you will understand, I can’t do at the moment

So watch this space for the photo’s.