Thursday 31 January 2019

Burda Style 10/2017 Model 108

Hello Everyone,

Continuing my sewing adventure of recent, I made a couple of skirts last week. I have made this pattern before, but as yet, have not taken any photos. The pattern used was from Burda Style magazine 10/2017, Model 108. It looks like this:
The pattern can be purchased separately and downloaded as a pdf from HERE.
I love the yoke on this style, along with the pleats. It's really comfortable for a flowing skirt.

I came across an Australian fabric designer, Nerida Hansen, and promptly bought the leafy fabric as seen in the first photo.  I wasn't sure what type of fabric to purchase as I was concerned with the quality and hand of it, but as they had a sale on at the time, the decision was made for me, as there was only the mid-weight cotton available.

The jungle fabric looks like this:
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This particular example is printed on the sateen that they also offer, however that was sold out. The colours are a little richer on the sateen, due to the nature of the fabric, though I am happy with the mid-weight cotton and it made up nicely in the skirt.
Nerida Hansen are unveiling a new line of fabrics tomorrow, being February 1st, which I am super excited about. The fabrics so far have been gorgeous. During the sale earlier this month, I bought a few other pieces which I shall show in time. 

The fabric for the next skirt is from The Needleworks shop near Adelaide.
I love this fabric, though I think I may need to style the skirt with a black top. I made the blouse, but think I need something different to wear with it. Not sure I like this skirt with the white.....I have also been thinking of teaming the skirt with a green top. That's now 2 more items to add to my list of sewing projects! 😁

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Vogue 1415 + 1950's American Designer Pattern N1021

Hello Everyone,

I have had a bit of a hiatus of almost a year from my blog.  Life gets busy, and other things take precedence. I have also had a break from scrapbooking, having spent some time lately indulging in my other love, sewing.  My blog will now be more inclusive of all my crafts.

Let's start.

Last time I wrote, I mentioned my mother was getting married. That happened, and it was a lovely wedding. I made her outfit which included a pair of silk pants, a drapey silk top (Vogue 1415 adjusted) and her fascinator. She looked beautiful....though unfortunately I only have a quick pic taken just before she was about to walk 'down the aisle'. The fabric for the silk top was bought at Ferrier Fabrics.

My outfit was hurriedly made the day before, hand stitching the chiffon hem just before leaving for the wedding. Way too manic for me. I made an original 1950's pattern, designed by Charles Le Maire bought on Etsy from Lady Marlowe Studio (I LOVE so many of the patterns, I'd really like the whole shop, but alas, time and finances restrict me from doing so). I really wished I had underlined with silk organza, but I just didn't have the time. It is made from silk with silk chiffon from Silk Traders.
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A breeze came along, and whooshed the chiffon tail at the back. It felt so pretty. 😊 There are a few tweaks I would make to the fitting if I make this again. I have narrow shoulders, and the shoulders of the dress kept slipping down a little. If I wear this dress again, I would probably run an elastic along the edge (inside a herringbone stitched casing), gently pulling it in, just to ease it in slightly to the body.

I also made my youngest daughter's dress (Simplicty 1382), the sashes and my son's bow tie.

A family photo:

I also made a digital scrapbooking layout of the happy couple:
Credits: All from The Lilypad - BYOC April 2018.

Hard to believe that was almost a year ago!

I really enjoyed making the 1950's dress, wish I had occasion to make another!

Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

CSI - Case File #247

Hello Everyone,

I think I just make it in to the CSI Case File #247 for this month. It's been crazy busy around here, partly due to the fact that my mother is getting married on Saturday! I've been busy stitching and helping with the preparations, in between working and life with 3 growing children.

Anyway, the colourful case file:

I went with the easy-going summer style and colours:
Template: Just Jaimee | Template Challenge October 2014
Studio Flergs & Studio Basic Designs | Destinations Vol.4

The challenge ends today, so you need to be quick to enter. Go HERE for more details.
Thank you for popping by.

Sunday 4 February 2018

February Challenges - The LilyPad

What better way to get moving into scrapping, then joining a challenge? I have been inspired many, many times over, by the gorgeous layouts of Em Stafrace, and was reminded by her recent scrapping, of the challenges held over at The LilyPad.  For February, there are 8 in total for the month.  I'll see how I go.  I have done half so far which is a pretty good start. :)

Random Challenge: Choose a MOC Challenge from January 2018: Jan 7 - Include 20 Photos on a layout  (This was a definite challenge!)

Happened Today
Bella Gypsy | Moving Forward BYOC January 2016
Allison Pennington | Mighty (Elements)
Lauren Reid | Wonky Pie Templates
No longer available instore
Mommyish | I'm So Fancy

BYOC Challenge: Use products from at least 4 designers from February 2018 BYOC

Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Papers]
Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Elements]
Allison Pennington | BYOC Feb 18 - Olive Juice [Journal Cards]
Amy Wolff Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - You're My Person [Elements]
Becca Bonneville | BYOC Feb 18 - Happy Hearts [Elements}
Lynn Grieveson Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - Crazy Little Thing [Papers]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | BYOC Feb 18 - Crazy Little Thing [Elements]
Rebecca McMeen | BYOC Feb 18 - You And Me [Kit and Pockets]
Scrapping with Liz | BYOC Feb 18 - Love Cut Outs
The Nifty Pixel | A Tad Torn V.1 Photo Clipping Masks

Scraplift Challenge: Scraplift a layout from the gallery of someone who has posted just before you.

Hey You
Please note: some papers and elements have been re-coloured
Allison Pennington | MPM Jan 18 - Shiny & Happy [Papers]
Allison Pennington | MPM Jan 18 - Shiny & Happy [Elements]
Dawn Inskip | Photo Border Templates
Dawn Inskip | Painted Page Masks
Sara Gleason | MPM Jan 18 - Sparkle
Tangie Baxter | Love Blooms [XL Graffiti]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | Crazy Little Thing [Papers]
Lynn Grieveson Designs | Crazy Little Thing [Elements]
Rebecca McMeen | You And Me [Kit and Pockets]

I scraplifted this layout by 'wenckechodan':

Template Challenge:
Tangie Baxter | February 2018 Template Challenge (supplied)
Mommyish | #SoBasic [Papers]
Mommyish | #SoBasic [Elements]

That's it for the moment.
Thank you for taking a moment to pop on by. :)

Jen Maddocks - January Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I have had a break from scrapping and from the computer for almost a year. Sometimes a break is needed to deal with personal things happening and to reassess what is important.  During that time, I did a lot of sewing, which I love to do, and shall be sharing some of my makes as well as some scrapbooking that I have just started up again. I found that not scrapping, left a little void.  It reminds me to be thankful and is therapeutic for me in a different way than sewing is. So I'm going to just poddle along and see what I feel like doing and sharing at the time. :)

To get back into scrapbooking, I joined a Jen Maddocks challenge over at Digital Scrapbook Studio. Each month, she holds a challenge and supplies a few items that must be used in the challenge, and the rest is up to the creator.

At the end of January, I joined the January Bricolage challenge with this layout:

This is what was supplied for the challenge:
I also used:
Jen Maddocks | Bricolage Monthy January 2018 (Bundle)
Jen Maddocks | Bricolage Monthly January 2018 (Add-On)

And then I joined the Art Therapy Challenge for January with this layout using the same kit:

It was a great way to get back into the digital arena.  I accidentally deleted all my brushes, and forgot some techniques and where things were in the program....but it was enjoyable to create again.

Thank you for popping in.