I completely slacked on my ‘happy happenings’ list in may so I’m trying to make the June edition super swell…you know, before the month gets away from me! it’s filled with new fabrics and tutorials and contests and even links to a video…oh my!
I’m in LOVE with this line of fabric from birch fabrics. not only is it beautiful but it’s also organic and canvas!! I want all of it and I want to make a million tote bags and then a million aprons.
similar in color palate and sophistication is this incredible line of fabric from blend fabrics from the designer sarah watts. I only recently came across sarah watts and I’m positively, totally in love with everything she designs.
another fabric line is coming out soon (October 2013) and it is making me so excited! I’m a huge charley harper fan and birch fabric is coming out with charley harper fabric!
insane, right? the whole line looks stunning. would make such a playful baby quilt.
if I did buy all that beautiful fabric I would be very tempted to make this fantastic patchwork shower curtain with it following this great tutorial.
the ever inventive Rachael from imagine gnats (who apparently needs no sleep) and small and friendly are hosting shorts on the line…a sewing extravaganza dedicated to shorts! it’s chock full of awesome guest tutorials and fun prizes. at our house, it is the boys that need shorts and they need lots of them. they are wearing their clothes OUT these days, that never used to happen.
if shorts don’t tickle your fancy there is always the summer of no pants. sew skirts and then vow to wear only skirts all summer…or at least watch along as other go for it.
skirts are awesome and soon enough the cool weather will come back and our legs will be back braced into boring old pants. so…take of your pants! put on some skirts and join the skirt loving fun at hideous! dreadful! stinky!
second to my love of all things textile and fabric-related is a love of children’s picture books. and this is why I’m so excited about the “Once Upon A Thread” sewing series hosted by no big dill. katy dill is pretty awesome and her series never fails to be inspiring. the idea is to sew children’s clothing (or anything, really) that relates to children’s books.
it all begins next week so there is still time to gather inspiration and supplies and join in! be sure to check out the amazing Harold the Purple Crayon jacket on her blog! Might be a good time to pick up some of that awesome Pigeon fabric from Mo Willems that has just been released. you can buy some here.
clothes making is making me really happy right now and especially knit fabric. that said, I haven’t had much luck with making the right t-shirt. so, I was thrilled when kristen from skirt as top came out with this super adorable knit top tutorial. she’s really great overall and this tutorial looks fantastic.
I really want to make a t-shirt using this tutorial and then try to tweak the pattern into a t-shirt dress.
every wondered how fabric is printed? I totally have. and, that is why I am crazy about this video describing how liberty of london fabric is made! it’s worth watching. and then check out their slew of videos on Liberty TV.
prepare supplies, y’all! kids clothes week, the summer version is starting in a month.
I’m aiming to make a slew of t-shirts and shorts for the boys (and one requested bucket hat) and I going to challenge myself to make them all with repurposed jersey knit. hold me to it, will you.?
ooh, the summer sewing is hot! hop to it, friends!