We are giving away a huge knicker making bundle to someone who shares with us their knicker making exploits.
During the cold months, wile away some time making a pair of your very own knickers.
All you need to do is post a picture online of your bestest knickers made with a TrixieLixie knicker pattern. Use the hashtag #trixielixieknickers so we can find it and we will randomly select a winner on the 1st March 2016.
We will give extra prizes for interesting hacks and general invention
When we had the Regent Street lawn fabric delivery I knew that I wanted to make a nice blouse with it, how excited was I when Sewaholic released their new blouse patterns! I could not wait to make the Oakridge blouse, unfortunately due to my wrist injury from the summer I can’t sew for long so each project takes me more time to make, however I don’t think this is a bad thing as I don’t make so many mistakes and the end product is better finished.
I like the slightly fitted style of this blouse, I decided not to put the bow on the blouse as I thought it would be too fussy but I want to make another one with a bow now! It is a very straight forward pattern to follow, I have made shirts before and found the instructions confusing however this pattern is really easy to follow.
I thought it was going to be a bit too long but as you can see it is the perfect length, I may slightly shorten the sleeve on my next one but that is only because I have short arms!
I used some of our vintage style Celtic buttons to finish it off.
I even had enough fabric left over to make some matching knickers! This fabric is fabulous for knickers, it’s a lovely delicate lawn so they are really soft and comfortable!
Well it all kicks off tomorrow with Me Made May and I have pledged to wear at least one handmade garment every day during May, so I thought I had better make some more knickers. This pair is my favorite so far, I used Moda Sewing box buttons fabric.
If you want to be completely ‘Me Made’ this May and make your own knickers we are offering 15% discount on all our Knicker kits, the knicker pattern and our new knicker elastic or cotton gusset packs throughout the whole of May. Just use the code MEMADEMAY at the checkout to get the discount. Click on the picture of my knickers and it should take you straight to the page on our website.
I would like to say thank you to Joanne for my lovely knickers, and thanks to Sonia at Fabric & Flowers for organising the knicker swap! They fit perfectly, are beautifuly made and have got cats on them, I love cats! (I have two)
This is a picture of them from the back so that you can see the gorgeous fabric!
I made a pair for Kerry at PennyDog Patchwork who’s blog is great, her quilts are amazing! They turned out so well that we have made them into our latest knicker kit at TrixieLixie
.I have been pretty busy making knickers this week, I sell them on my Folksy site and here are a few pairs that I made for Valentines orders.
I think making knickers is quite addictive, I must have made at least 100 pairs by now and I still love doing it and I love seeing the look on peoples face’s when I give them a pair and tell them that I made them! If you haven’t had a go yet I really recommend it!
To get involved take a look at the Fabric & Flowers blog. You will be making a pair of knickers to send to someone who will be making a pair of knickers for you! We are offering a 15% discount on our knicker kits using the code SEWKNICKERS at the checkout, valid from now until the 8th February 2014. There are loads of kits to choose from, just click on the one you like and it will take you straight to the website.
Amy Butler – Sketchbook Roses Voile
Plum spotty knickers
The Birds & the Bees
Michael Miller spotty
Michael Miller spotty roses
Kaffe Fasset Roman Glass
We are also offering a prize for all you knicker making enthusiasts, enough fabric and knicker elastic to make 2 more delicious pairs of knickers!
At number 3 are the Scarves that I made, these are available as kits from the TrixieLixie website and will make great Mothers day gifts!
At number2 are the little coin purses also available as kits which have proved very popular on the website, they make a great gift as you can put a bit of cash in them or a lot of cash if it is the main present!
At number 1 and always a firm favourite with all my friends and family as they say they are really comfortable! It’s my KNICKERS of course! These kits are absolutely the best seller on the TrixieLixie website and judging by the amount of knicker elastic we sold, quite a few pairs of knickers were made as gifts this year!
The new Gingham knicker kits have been really popular this year, I love making knickers and creating new fabric and elastic combinations, watch this space for new kits coming soon!
There is 10% off everything on the website until 10th January 2014
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and my warmest wishes for the New Year!