Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cotton batiste blouse

Gorgeous antique inspired blouses by Lyell. I love, love this clothing line by Emma Fletcher. Some of these images come from this season, and some are from seasons past. It doesn't really matter (unless you are looking to purchase one) because all of the designs are timeless.

So... I am looking to make a Lyell inspired blouse. I already have the lace, which was a gift from a friend. I need to find cotton batiste. Batiste is lightweight, semi-sheer, and delicate. I do not know where to look for this kind of fabric.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sewing Green

I just ordered this book by Betz White.
Projects made with re purposed & organic materials.

This photo is what clinched the decision. I have a huge weakness for inspiration boards. I feel it is an art form unto itself.
The Purl Bee has some additional photos if you're wanting a peek inside.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekender Sunshine Top

You can find the directions for the variation to the Weekender Sunshine Top in the post following this one. Trudy from HotPatterns posted it to YouTube. The design is based on a high end design by Philip Lim. So far I'm really pleased with the HotPatterns that I've tried. I do find that they run larger than the other pattern companies. Check you measurements carefully against the measurements provided on the envelope and I think you'll be okay. I'm finding that I'm making one size smaller than what I'm used to. If you are a visual seamstress you may find that these patterns are skimpy on illustrations.

Inspired by Philip Lim

Thursday, April 2, 2009

embellished t-shirt

The HotPatterns company has come up with some amazing tutorials on YouTube. They are taking their basic patterns and showing some interesting variations. Little tips, hints, and tricks. If you've got the time I highly recommend a look see. This t-shirt embellishment is the spider wick rose. I've actually saved you a trip to YouTube and you can find the tutorial in my next post. These roses are so fun, and very easy to make.

Spider web rose