Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Doing a little Farbenmix + Hilco Winter 2011 sewing...

 This is the new Hilco Winter 2011 "ZigZag Sweat ", funky huh? It makes a perfect Farbenmix AMELIE tunic ( hoodless version). It's paired up with some Riviera leggins ( SCKL- back in stock this week!) made from the lovely HILCO Ringel rib knit. And topped off perfectly with a Cheeky Bugs iron velour in Lime.
The AMELIE neckline and sleeves are finished with the Ringel knit also.

Fabric used?
AMELIE in largest size= 1m of ZigZag
RIVIERA leggins in size 152cm = 1m Ringel, with bits left over for trim etc.

Time taken?
Leggins = 30 min from start to finish
AMELIE =30 min tops. ( it's only 2 pieces plus trim!)

One very cool outfit, guaranteed 100% original. (unless you all make one..that'd be ok too!).

~Happy Sewing~

Thursday, June 16, 2011

HILCO WINTER 2011 is here early!


Our new season Winter 2011HILCO is here!




Beautiful new Campans, Campante, Ringel, Sweater knits , cords and velveteen.
Winter somehow seems just a little more bearable!

We were very lucky to have our order shipped out early- these normally do not arrive here til Spring.

Find them HERE.

Also arrived, more Striped knits by the STELLA folks. New colours- these should be up tomorrow.




Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode EVITA in hemp denim

**LOVE** this pattern.  This time I made it from  the hemp denim from Crafty Mamas- a nicer denim you will be hard pushed to find.

Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode EVITA is a pattern set, consisting of a very funky square neck top and these amazing flare leg pants! This pair is for Miss L (7) ...

 ..she specifically requested "  no ribbon OR elves!". My kids are of the opinion I just can't help myself and must cover everything in ribbons, iron ons or machine embroidery ( I think they just may be right ;))...so I kept these low key. Added the requested rivets, and a teeny bit of ribbon under one back pocket..and then...took  to them with the micro plane. Just to give them knee marks! And maybe a little grate on the front pockets..shhh..

Yep, same jeans..just the camera being a pain. My thoughts on EVITA? Highly recommended, a great pattern you can really have fun with!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ottobre Design Creative Workshop #303 Love it! GIVE-AWAY

 We have a Winner! Random.org has selected..

The Handmaden said...
Thanks Lisa! My tops situation is dire and embarrassing! I love your colourful ensemble (great dye job too!) Congrats, Handmaden- I see many #303's in your sewing future! I'll pop the pattern in the mail tomorrow! Thankyou everyone for entering! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Ottobre Design Creative Workshop #303, Women's Best Tops is one of my favourite patterns...I have now lost count of how many of these I have made!

I love the fit, and the variations are endless.  A great Tshirt pattern is essential in anyones Stash, you can do so much with it!

This is my latest #303. I wanted a top with a bit of a grungey/alternative feel, in some mottled colours...

The fabric is our STELLA cotton/elastomeric, some white that I hand dyed in procion dyes. I used the long sleeve "u" neckline. I evenly divided the sleeve into 5 sections, then cut from alternating colours. (remembering to add seam allowance to the top and bottom of each individual sleeve section).

It is then simply overlocked ( serged),from the outside. Hems are flatlocked.
I am really pleased with how this turned out - I have a new favourite top!

Depending on the type of knit you use, you can get a different type of tee. A knit with spandex/elastomeric will give you a closer fitting top. A cotton interlock will be less fitted.

I have a Creative Workshop #303 to Give-away to a lucky Blogger! Simply leave me a comment as to why you need some new tees! I'll have random.org draw a winner on Sun June 5th!

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