Monday, March 30, 2015

The Jakelyn Quilt

On August 1st, Kailtyn will be marrying Jake and there is much happiness and wedding preparation around here.  I asked them if they wanted a quilt and the answer was yes!  They both like a more rustic decorating style with western flair mixed in.  Browns, blues, blacks and creams seem the  way to go.
Fireworks pattern in the Strip Savvy book used to make a lap quilt from Sweetwater fabric

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Butterick 5997- Red Challis Rayon


I wanted a blouse, pullover style, interesting front slit, some beautiful details, shirttail hem and maybe a roll-up sleeve.  Well, I found that combination in Butterick 5997, specifically View A with a collar.
Butterick 5997 in red challis rayon from Style Makers Fabric

This is a nice pattern but you will need to make some changes and I will get to that later.   I do believe what makes this pattern so very wonderful is the Rayon Challis fabric.

Monday, March 23, 2015

April Showers- Lap Quilt


This Monday and next Monday will be quilt showcase days, then I will be all caught up.  I am a fan of Bonnie and Camille's fabric.  I think it really is the colors that draw me in but whatever it is, I cannot resist each new collection.  I used two jelly rolls for this quilt, and was inspired by a snowball quilt idea.
Bonnie and Camille's April Showers quilt with jelly rolls

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 20

I know I have been doing a garment theme but today we are doing a retailer them,
  Anthropologie to be exact.
Let's start with Maito Printed top
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cute in the front but look different fabric on the back
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I think this looks so much like True Bias Sutton Blouse and just make it with two fabrics.  I love this idea!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vogue 8805 - Red

Red is the color of the day.  Why?  Well, you all have said, Lori, you look great in red and now all I want to sew is red fabric!  I went with a quick knit dress from red ponte (Fabric Mart I believe)
Vogue 8805 red knit dress

This is a great dress pattern, fun lines and great possibilities.  I went with the one-color basic dress but it is red!

Red ponte knit for cute summer dress using Vogue 8805