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the heavenly tour continues! February 24 2014, 2 Comments

 

Another amazing week of inspiring garments were created last week!!  The picture above from The Southern Institute shows exactly how I feel about last week and below is a quick re cap in case you missed a day!

Mouse House

 

The Southern Institute

 

 

Made with Moxie

 

Frances Suzanne 

 

Miss Matatabi

 

Brienne Moody

 

Caila Made

 

 

I'm so sad to report this is the last week for the tour but happy to share this weeks line up!!

 

Monday /  Charm Stitch

Tuesday / Sew Bon

Wednesday / Elsie Marley & Fiskateers

Thursday / Girl Like the Sea

Friday / Alison Glass & Dry Goods Design

 

Don't forget to enter to win the grand prize! Winner will be announced next Monday!

 

 


celestial maxi skirt November 15 2013, 0 Comments

supremely good, sublime

 

I'm in love with this skirt.  I love the simplicity of the handkerchief hemline, the instructions for the french seams and the exposed elastic.  This is the skirt mothers/fathers sewists dream of because it take 40 minutes to sew from cut to finish and the result is flawless and stylish.  This skirt looks great paired with the Celestial Pullover or Pleated Tee and really hip with a layered look using the Seraphic Raglan and Celestial Pullover.  Have fun playing with the hemline length to make a full, tee or knee length by just adducting the length on the pattern.  On chilly winter days just add boots and Sunki leggins!

 

 

Fabric choices for the skirt vary from cotton lawn to jersey knit.  Just make sure when you're shopping for the perfect fabric take the fabric off the bolt and check the drape.  You want a fabric that will move with the person you're sewing for so nothing too stiff or heavy.  I hope someone tries making the skirt in a lightweight small wale cord!  Let me know if you do!  Also, don't be afraid to try a 2-3" decorative elastic it can give the skirt a fun pop of color!  

 

 

Happy Sewing - Shelly