Tote bags

April is always a busy month of birthdays for me, as I have said before, I think Tote bags make a great present. These ones have a bit more to offer than my usual book bag style, they are fully lined, with a gusset on the bottom and a very useful pocket inside.

camera-bagI love the fact that I can choose from our extensive range of fabrics at www.trixielixie.co.uk

This is the new Geekly Chic range from Riley Blake, camera’s, moustaches and sneakers feature heavily.

blue-camera-inside-detailThis is the gorgeous new range by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, its called Daydream and is beautiful, so much to choose from!

blue-arcadia-bagI love this next one so much that I might have to keep it for myself! Its another Riley Blake range called Vintage Happy.

blue-adverts-bagblue-adverts-inside-detail-And finally I had to make my Sushi mad daughter one out of this Classic Michael Miller Sushi fabric!

sushi-bagI always like to make my own birthday cards as well and I have a new stamp set so these are to accompany the bags:

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Elisalex Dress sewalong

I have started my Elisalex dress, I am using this lovely chocolate and cream flowery linen which is £10 a metre at TrixieLixie

Chocolate cream linenHere is a picture next to the pattern so you can see how big the leaves and flowers are on this fabric

Elisalex dress

I have traced the pattern and cut out my fabric, I am itching to start sewing but I will be patient and wait for the By Hand sewalong as I don’t want to make any mistakes.

Elisalex & Fiskar pinking shearsI used my favourite Fiskar pinking shears to cut out my fabric, it means less work neatening my seams!

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My Sewing room

After 2 weeks hol’s in Devon I am excited about getting back to my sewing room! I want to make a fifty’s style dress like one I saw in a fantastic retro shop in Exeter called The Real McCoy.

Trixie Lixies sewing room

Iris shorts

Well I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist the Colette patterns! Last week I made the Iris shorts, it is a beginner pattern and was very easy to follow, and like the pattern says I made a pair in a day. I lined the pockets in red and also used red for inside the waistband. All I need now is some sunshine so that I can wear them!

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