TrixieLixie’s little summer pattern sale

Have you ever wanted a pattern by Tilly and the Buttons or Sew Over It, but thought that they were about 15% too expensive? Well, now is your chance to buy one. TrixieLixie need to move some stock and you need a discount. It’s a marriage made in heaven…..

15% OFF SEWING PATTERN SALE

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All the sale patterns are here at the TrixieLixie website.

Sewing in the summer

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front but I have still been sewing away although I do find it hard to spend time in the house at my sewing machine when the sun is shining. I really like to sit in the sun and read a good book in the summer, I love to look at sewing books and plan what I am going make, I always end up with an enormous list.

At the beginning of the month it was my gorgeous daughters birthday and I wanted to make her a summery dress the Sewaholic Saltspring is perfect!

Sewaholic Saltspring dressDoesn’t she looks lovely in it! I used some of our delicate and floaty voile fabric Field Study Sinister Swarm, a strange name for such beautiful fabric!

We now have the new patterns from Tilly and the Buttons

 

I made myself a Miette skirt using some of the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Cord

tracy-mieteIts a wrap-around skirt, so very easy to make, no zips or buttons! The patterns are lovely and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

We have also had the mens sewing patterns from Thread Theory a very exciting addition to our range, I want to have a go at making the Comox trunks.

thread-theory-comox-trunks-sewing-pattern-1894-p[ekm]230x288[ekm]I love this picture from their blog, I don’t think I will get any of the boys in my family to model in their underwear for me!

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Me made May week 2

Well that week flew by! Here is a round up of what I have been wearing during #mmmay14

#mmm14 day 10On day 10 I wore a Colette Mabel skirt, on the pattern she says you can make it in an hour, its true! I knocked this one up that morning! And the top I am wearing is the Cake Cabarita riff which was also surprisingly easy to make, the fabrics are Grey jersey heavy weight knit and a gorgeous Red Cotton jersey that is T-shirt weight. I am living a daydream and partying with one of my heart throbs – John Travolta!

#mmm14 day 11I celebrated Conchita’s win with her on day 11 in one of my Sewaolic Renfrew tops, I am also wearing a Brigitte Scarf from Tilly’s new book ‘Love at first stitch’, if you haven’t seen this book yet, take a look, I love and want to make EVERYTHING!

#mmm14 day 12I fell in love with this Riley Blake fabric as soon as it came in to stock and it is perfect as a By Hand London Anna dress, its from the new Vintage Happy range, and hey! I’m on a mountain, how did that happen?

#mmm14 day 13I was back into work clothes on day 13 so my trusty Sewaholic Thurlows and a Colette Violet blouse in ivory georgette, this is available to buy as a complete kit from the website. Doing a spot of light reading during my lunch break with my work mates!

#mmm14 day 14Day 14 and I parachuted back in wearing my Colette Mabel skirt and Gorgeous gingham Sewaholic Belcarra blouse.

#mmm14 day 15Day 15 brought glorious sunshine to Wales so I was happy to find myself in an icecream van today, I am wearing a Colette Jasmine Blouse which is made using a gorgeous black spotty crepe fabric, again this is available as a complete kit on the website.

#mmm14 day 16Day 15 was a spotty theme so I wore my glam By Hand Charlotte pencil skirt, I love this skirt as the fabric is stretchy so it is really comfortable, yet glamourous. Its a cotton mix fabric with a broderie anglaise style detail and red spots, lush! My top is the Cake Cabarita riff. And I am back ot top of the World again, only this time I have made it to the moon!!

#mmmay14 Day 17Well it’s Saturday so I get to lounge around in my Sewaholic Tofino trousers, its also cup final day so I have ended up in Wembley! The Tofino’s are very comfy and I have used some of the Moda Honky Tonk fabric to make these, I am also wearing another Belcarra blouse!

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Well, that was week 2, I am busy sewing a couple more new outfits for week 3 so watch this space.

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The Belcarra Blouse

When the brand new Sewaholic Belcarra blouse patterns arrived this week I couldn’t wait to have a go at making one, it was so EASY to make that I immediately made another one!

Two blouses in one day, I think this pattern is going to be very useful, especailly if, like me, you make lots of skirts and never have any tops to wear them with.

The first one is made using some lovely embroidered and sequinned white cotton lawn from our dressmaking fabrics range.

belcarra-embroided-lawnMy next one is made from some of our Gorgeous Gingham which I think is really retro style!

belcarra-ginghamMy favorite is the gingham one, so here I am wearing it with my Colette Beignet skirt

tracy-publicityI just need to make a few more Belcarra’s and then I will be ready for Me-Made-May!

‘I, Trixie Lixie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear a hand-made garment each day for the duration of May 2014′

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Little Summer Skirts

We have added some lovely fabric ranges to the website this summer, including this one from Red Rooster fabrics

red-rooster-fabrics-112-c[ekm]180x180[ekm]They are gorgeous summery colours so I thought I would make some little skirts for my younger nieces, they are very simple to make, I just used a rectangle of fabric for each skirt, some pretty bias binding to enclose and hem the bottom edge

Little summer skirts 002trimmed with a piece of red lace

Little summer skirts 005joined the side seam

Little summer skirts 006Turned over the waist and thread through some elastic (I used pinking shears to finish the edge of the fabric)

Little summer skirts 009And thats it, a really quick and easy make! I made 3 and trimmed them with a variety of ric-rac, lace and bias binding

Little summer skirts 020 Little summer skirts 019Little summer skirts 013 Of course I couldn’t make a skirt for my littlest nephew so I made him a little pair of shorts with the cute Michael Miller Dinosaur fabric

Little summer skirts 016I will be seeing them all next weekend so I will try and get them to model their outfits for me and post a few pictures.

Garden time

It was my day off yesterday and the sun was shining so I thought I would make some new seats for my old garden chairs as the old ones were all ripped. I used some pretty oil cloth fabric called Field Study from our Freespirit range.

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The colour looks great on the old blue chair frames! Unfortunately in typical British Summer style no soon as I had finished them it started to rain and didn’t stop all afternoon!!

Lots of cushions & a give-away

I have been busy making cushions for my sisters new house, I used all the different colours in the Moda Simply Colour leafy stripe fabric

Leafy stripe cushionsI used the envelope cushion cover technique so no zips, see the tutorial hereblog 004 Leafy stripe cushions

Leafy stripe cushionsThere are six colours in the range dark blue, turquoise blue, purple, green, gold and grey. To celebrate the arrival of spring in the UK (finally!) I am going to give-away a set of 6 fat quarters from this range

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This give-away is open to all readers I can post it worldwide, to be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment telling me what you think you would use the fabric for. For further chances of winning like my facebook page &  follow me on twitter