stitch with style mag!

I’m in it!  I love this magazine.  This issue is filled with all sorts of goodies and many from bloggers you might already know.  Charise from Charise Creates and Sara from Sew Sweetness just to name a couple!  I feel really lucky that my project got accepted.  It feels like so long ago though, so it’s good to be able to share it here!

My contribution is the Modern Grommet Clutch.  If you’ve been along with me on this crazy ride you know that I love grommets and throw it on a clutch, perfect!

I used a Robert Kaufman Chambray on the exterior and some Anna Maria Horner Pastry Line Voile for the front sash.  A print by Helen Dardik for the lining.  It’s even got a cute little pocket inside for your library card or some lip balm.  I really like the quilted chambray, it’s got such a great texture.

I gave myself a little pat on the back when I realized my outfit coordinated so well with the clutch today!

You can purchase your own copy of the magazine at Pink Chalk Fabrics, or try hunting it down at your favorite sewing shops!  It’s even got full size sheets of pattern pieces for you (including pattern pieces for my clutch)!

Have a great weekend!

sewing with knits

another scoop top

Scoop Top, it rocks.  I made another!  This time I had gotten a super soft knit from Girl Charlee.  It’s dreamy.

Pretty much the same as last time.  I love how quick this shirt is to sew.  I kind of feel spoiled with knits. I finished this one morning and wore it the rest of the day, just like last time.  Now it’s been washed and I’m ready to wear it again!

Instead of hemming the sleeves this time I just added another band, similar to how the neckline is finished.

Gotta love it!

Hope you had a great weekend.  It’s been rain rain rain for days here, come on sun!

Tutorial: Scoop Top by Skirt as Top
Fabric: Girl Charlee

sewing with knits

my leggings!

I’m so pumped about these leggings.  I followed Miranda’s (One Little Minute) tutorial for self drafted leggings and made my very own pair. I had gotten this black’white print from fabric.com a while back and figured I might as well cut into it.  I love them!

I did end up re-measuring myself though because apparently I didn’t quite measure as accurately as I could the first time.  So this next round that I plan on making I adjusted the overall length and rise a bit.

If you’re at all uncertain of knits this would be a great project to start with.  And if you’re shopping for fabric, just check the material content of an existing pair of leggings you have (or even go check out what a pair at the store is made of).  I got a bunch of this Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey (it’s 95% cotton 5% Lycra, same content of the store bought ones I had).

I know it might seems ridiculous to sew a pair of leggings when they’re only $10 or so at Target, but when you make them yourself, they’ll be made to fit your body!  So if you have really long legs, or larger calves, or you like them to not feel like they’re showing your butt when you bend over, this is your answer.

Have a great long weekend!!!