What I made this month! (July)

I am not great at posting regularly so I am going to introduce a regular post about what I have been making each month. Hopefully it will result in at least 1 post a month if not more!

My first make was an unusual request from my daughter, and to be honest I still haven’t finished it as I need to work out how to do the back fastener!


She does not have a huge bust so I used a halter neck bikini pattern for this Ikea bag hack, I have lined it with a soft cotton fabric otherwise I think it would chafe a bit! She wants to wear it at a festival she is going to this summer, I am sure it will be a great conversation starter!

My second make of the month was this stripey pair of Thread Theory Comox trunks, although it is a bit fiddly making boxer shorts, I find it very satisfying and it uses up any left over bits of jersey in my stash!


This month we had a few new sewing patterns delivered to Trixie Lixie one was the Washi Dress from Made by Rae which I have heard so much about so I was very keen to give it a go. It was surprisingly easy to make, I was a bit nervous about the shirring elastic but the instructions are clear and easy to follow, so now I am hooked! I love it, its so easy to wear, smart or casual. I made this one using Liberty Travelling threads fabric which is available in our shop.


Doesn’t the garden look great! I love it when we have loads of flowers in bloom and we can take photos in the garden. Of course I had to make some matching knickers to go with this dress because …………………well what better way to use up the scraps!

Also look at the lovely butterfly that we had in the garden!

In May we went to the Malvern Quilt show and I loved some of the gorgeous quilting and applique that was on display, so this inspired me to have a go at decorating a skirt with some applique, this is a denim Tilly and the Buttons Miette skirt that I have decorated with some Kaffe Fassett flowers and a bit of machine embroidery.


That’s almost all my makes for July, although I also made some samples for our Kids summer sewing classes that will be running during the school holidays, details for these are on the website here!


The classes are to make a pencil case, a book bag, an Applique cushion and sew a simple skirt or pair of shorts.

Anyway, I think that is everything I made in July, I have got a couple of projects started already that will keep me going into August and if this rain keeps up I may make a lot more than I usually do during the summer months, we will have to wait and see!

Summer sewing

Well I thought it was about time that I posted about some of the things I have been making this summer. Firstly for my gorgeous daughters birthday I made her a Gather Buchanan dressing gown using this beautiful Kaffe Fasset fabric called Big Blooms.

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And I had to make her a matching toilet bag!

The other fabric range that is excellent for summer sewing is the Moda Regent Street Lawn, it is light weight and floaty, perfect for summer tops like the Grainline Scout Tee and my favourite from the Sewing Bee book, the Drape top.


We love the Regent Street Lawn fabric so much that we have decided to make up some Trixie Lixie Knicker kits in them.

That’s just a few of the things I have been making this summer, there is more to come!

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Kaffe Fassett Roman Glass fabric

We have got Kaffe Fassett’s classic Roman Glass fabric in stock at Trixie Lixie 

It is available in 3 gorgeous Autumn colours for £3.00 a 1/4 meter