So I bought a bit too much fabric this week! but look what I got:
This absolutely gorgeous Michael Miller pink anchor fabric, I adore this soooooooo much. I bought it to make the Tilly Picnic blanket skirt out of it, but I know, knowing how much this cost, and how precious I am about making things out of fabric which I love so much, that I am going to procrastinate on this A LOT! There is the possibility it may turn into a variation on a pencil skirt yet. But, I have a wedding to attend at the end of June, which is on a boat, so how perfectly themed is this! Then with the leftovers I really fancy a new make up bag out of it as well.
The other fabric I bought was because I saw a dress in topshop which was very similar to the one below, but with a fitted bottom half, and more of a scooped neck, that they didnt have in my size, and now no longer sell at all. I went to my local fabric shop last week just to have a nose around and I found the exact matching fabric, go me. So I obviously bought a couple of meters and now I can make the dress for myself woo hoo.
The only other thing I have to report is that I went to see my sister today, to discuss ideas for the skirt section of my wedding dress which she will be making for me, and we are basing it on the dress below. How gorgeous is that. It all looks like it is going to be relatively straight forward which is a bonus, so now I just get to hunt down even more fabric to make this with :).
Oh, and I made no progress on anything else at all! Typical! Here’s hoping next week might be more productive, and less expensive.
I just wanted to quickly show a couple of things which I haven’t popped on the internet yet. Firstly, I got a gorgeous cupcake tea pot for Christmas, and what does every teapot need? A cozy of course! So I bought some gorgeous fabric from Emma’s Fabric Studio who always provide such a brilliant service and made this little bad boy:
I love it! I am very proud of this little item and it was so easy. It is lined with insulated wadding as well so really helps to keep my tea super warm. The pattern was just something I googled and found the basic shape for. You measure the circumference of your teapot in inches, divide this by 2 and then add two inches. You then measure over the teapot, so starting on the table at the bottom middle, measure over the top of the lid and down to the table on the other side. Divide this by 2 and then add 3 inches. You then just need to draw a semi circle using these measurements and you have your pattern. I haven’t really explained this very well, but I got my measurements from this site so you can take a look for yourselves and I am sure it will all become clear: http://www.rustybobbin.com/inklings/sew-teacozy.html
The other thing I would like to show off is some bunting I made for my mum. It is nothing special, but was my first ever attempt at it and I am pleased with the results. I am not 100% sold on the colour scheme, but my mum was chuffed and really liked it. She had already designated it a home 2 seconds after she opened it 🙂
So next on my list? I have some lovely white and black scissors fabric which I really want to make a ‘prject’ bag out of to carry my projects around in. I have also ordered the most beautiful pink fabric which I want to use to make this skirt: http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2012/06/how-to-make-picnic-blanket-skirt-part-1.html, so I am very excited for this turning up. I also want to make a crown for my friends daughter.
I love to craft, and I make so much stuff I really love to have a blog to show it off, and also to collect my pictures, and my thoughts and it acts as a bit of a timeline. The only problem is I am a terrible blogger and can never find the time to make a post. I wanted to create this blog just to be a place to show what I made, collect ideas, keep tutorials and show off pretty pretty things.
Before I backtrack a bit I am going to show off today’s make, a DIY tank dress, based on this lovely tutorial: http://www.sewcaroline.com/2013/04/tank-dress-diy.html, there is also a lovely collection of similar dresses on Pinterest which you can see here: http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=diy+tank+dress. But here is my first attempt at a version.
It is made using a bit of grey sheeting cotton which I had left over from an old quilting project. I added some pockets, because I am a bit of a fan of a skirt with a pocket. I also thought it might be nice to add a bit of pattern interest to something that is otherwise quiet plain. I used my last scrap of Lucien folklore which I bought to make my living room cushions which you can see here: http://monster-magic.co.uk/2008/08/21/my-folklore-cushions/
I am thinking about adding a black lace trim to the hem, but that will have to wait till another trip to the haberdashery.