Last chance to win in our Sew September competition

Just a last minute reminder to enter our competition, which ends on the 1st October.

book-competition-smlThe prize is the Great British Sewing Bee book, Fashion With Fabric, plus a metre of Regent Street Lawn fabric of your choice.

All you have to do is go to the TrixieLixie website and choose your favourite fabric from the Regent Street Lawn fabric range. Then put your answer in the comments section of the TrixieLixie facebook competition post dated 6th September. Make sure we can contact you if you win.

Anyone can enter, so tell your friends.

Winner will be chosen by random generator on 1st October 2015.

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Hemmingway Give-away

We are doing a give-away collaboration with the gorgeous Jane at Handmade Jane so get over to her blog pretty sharpish if you would like to win a metre of your choice from the lush, vintage style Hemmingway fabric range.

Hemmingway Design fabric collection

You need to respond by Monday 10th November to be in with a chance of winning.

Good Luck!

Clover bias binding maker – give away

I have been using a lot of bias binding in my sewing lately, this pretty ready made floral one on my daughters Laurel dress

Laurel dresswe 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

bias-binding-makers-109-c[ekm]180x180[ekm]so I made some for this black pinafore dress that my daughter decided she needed

Black pinaforeevery edge has bias binding around it including the button fastenings at the sides

Black pinaforeBlack pinaforeI 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!

Leafy stripe fabric 004Well done Becca!

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Lots of sewing on the go!

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

Tiny flower knickersThe fabric and knicker elastic is already available to buy and so is the sewing pattern  

Tiny floral fabricI have also recently finished making the Colette Laurel dress for my daughter

Laurel dressIt 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!

Laurel dressI used a contrasting flower print bias binding which looks so lovely!

laurel dressWe went to a wedding last week so my beautiful daughter wore her Laurel and I wore my Elisalex 

Elisalex and LaurelI have also been doing a lot of sewing with jersey fabric, I have made shorts, skirts, yoga pants  and also this empire style dress

jersey dressThis fabric is gorgeous it’s so soft and drapes beautifully

jersey dressThe 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.

jersey skirtThe shorts are ‘short shorts’ so my lovely long legged daughter is now the proud owner of those!

jersey shortsI 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

Knicker kit winner

Recently I posted about the new knicker making kits available at Trixie Lixie

Trixie Lixie Knicker kitMake your own knickers like these

Trixie Lixie knickersThe kit includes a reusable pattern, instructions, fabric, knicker elastic, gusset fabric and a label, everything you need to make a pair of sexy, yet comfy knickers! I also posted a tutorial on my blog a few months ago about how to make them here

The winner of the knicker kit that I promised to give away for Valentines day is Vera Palmer,

If you would like to email me at hello@trixielixie.co.uk with your address and choice of kit I will send it out to you.

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Trixie Lixie Knicker kits!

The Trixie Lixie knicker kits have arrived and we are so excited! Take a look on the website here Knickers!

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

The kit contains everything you need to make a pair of knickers, a fat quarter of fabric, knicker elastic, a 3 size reusable pattern and clear instructions. It is available in 8 different fabrics or you can buy the pattern on its own and choose your own!

Trixie Lixie knickers

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Kaffe Fassett Roman Glass Gold

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Kaffe Fasset Roman Glass leafy

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Kaffe Fasset Roman Glass Magenta

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

The Birds & the Bees, Pool

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

The Birds & the Bees, Honey

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Gradi Flora, tomato

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Gradi Flora, green

Trixie Lixie Knicker kit

Gradi Flora, rose 

As we are so excited about these new kits I am going to do a give-away, for a chance to win a kit just let me know which one is your favourite by leaving a comment. I will announce a winner on Valentines day.

 

 

 

 

Fabric covered notebooks

Well Christmas is almost here and I wanted a nice easy Monday make as I have lots of other handmade Christmas presents on the go, Chilli jam, pyjama’s, more knickers etc. So there is no sewing involved with today’s make, only sticking. All the fabric is available at Trixie Lixie it’s from the Oh Deer! range by Moda. And the trimming is from our Bias binding selection.

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You will also need some double sided sticky tape.

First of all I drew around the book and then added a 3cm border before cutting out the fabric.

to blog 229 to blog 228Next I put double sided sticky tape around the outside edge’s of the notebook

to blog 231With the notebook closed stick the fabric to the front of the book, at each side of the spine, top and bottom, snip the fabric then stick the fabric to the back of the book

to blog 220Open the book and put double sided sticky tape on the inside cover, mitre the edges by cutting the corner’s off then fold fabric inside the book and secure.

to blog 235 to blog 234 to blog 233Do the same to the back and then snip off the excess fabric at the top and bottom of the spine. I decorated mine by adding a strip of bias binding using the double sided tape, I also added a little envelope to the front of the small one for keeping things in.

to blog 223to blog 224to blog 227This week I am going to be doing a give-away, all you have to do to win one of these notebooks is leave me a comment, and then follow this link to Trixie Lixie and sign up for our monthly newsletter (we promise not to bombard you with emails). The winner will be chosen by random on 22nd December.