Hi there! I am extremely happy and relieved to be able to show you my final version of the Tilly & the Buttons Francoise dress, made for the White Tree Fabrics blog team. I have already shown you two previous versions, both essentially acting as toiles for this project. The first one was too small […]read more
Originally posted 2011-09-05 06:56:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt can be frustrating. You love the project, but it’s charted for a size of canvas you dislike, or don’t have, or can’t see. But how can you figure out what size canvas you’ll need of the canvas you want. It sounds hard, but actually with a […]
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We start this delightful new project creating a stained glass needlepoint. Beginning with a stained glass pattern, we’ll stitch it using different stitches for the flower, a great background using overdyed threads, and a needlepoint mat. Once it’s finished, it can easily be put into a ready-made 4×6″ frame. It’s a mystery project, so you’ll […]
We are excited to announce 2015 blog tour! The first day sure didn’t disappoint! Check out the stunning creations of our first day participants.
We are huge fans of Rachel, the creative force behind Stitched Together. The Antalya she made for her daughter is simply stunning!
Next is Alida of Alida Makes. She is simply fabulous and everything she makes is gorgeous. We are in love with her London backpack!
Next up is Emily of Nap Time Creations. Emily tested and made a few of Willow & Co patterns, and they were all awesome! Isn’t her Antalya gorgeous! Love the colorblocking.
That’s it for today! Please come back on Thursday for more beautiful creations!read more
STYLO Magazine, Issue 4 is all about COLOR. Bright, bold, beautiful color. Colors reminiscent of Summer, of holding hands on the dock while watching the sunset. Of that first bite of watermelon as the juice drips down your chin, and color that reminds you of the smile on your child’s face as they hear the ice cream truck coming down the street on that first hot day. Everything about STYLO4 screams Summer, with a high […]read more
As some of you who follow us on IG know, Trey and I visited NOLA earlier this month. For us it was an early two year anniversary trip (our anniversary is June 8th). But we went early because we wanted to walk (and bike!) around New Orleans without having to worry about the heat. So early May seemed like the perfect time. We absolutely LOVED New Orleans! We’ve been talking…read more
This post is part of Dress Up Party. For contest rules, full details, and schedule, please click here! Today’s post is from Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy. Hello everyone! My name is Erin and I blog over at Miss Crayola Creepy. I’m a fan of kittens, Cary Grant, walking on the beach, sewing, reading, knitting, drinking… Read Moreread more
I have already shown you this skirt… hanging on rather a run of the mill wooden coat hanger against a rather mundane white door. But this, I think, is not a mundane skirt. Absolutely not. This wild scuba fabric was a surprise gift from Josie at Fabric Godmother – she picked out something that she […]read more
Before you think I had another baby, this is actually a cute cousin I borrowed and posed with my husband to take these photos, lol! We all know dads (and hey, some moms. Especially me the second time around) don’t like to carry a huge diaper bag and a ton of supplies. This diaper clutch tutorial Read the Rest…
This recipe for easy homemade applesauce is super simple, yummy and requires very little effort. There is a bonus to making applesauce from scratch – the amazing smell that will waft through every room in the house. Almost any apple will do except red delicious. They are good for eating and not so good for […]read more
Sam (Handmade by Mrs H) has a great selection of bag patterns, and the latest is a collaboration with yours truly! The Sunburst Clutch features a scalloped, paper piece flap design, and the cover bag has an (optional!) gold pleather body which gives it a bit of a 70s Disco feel. If you’ve never made […]read more
In a comment on yesterday’s post on the moulage Lyndle asked for information on the drafting book by Suzy Furrer. As it might interest more people I thought I’d answer it in a separate post.
I ordered the book from Apparel Arts directly. This is the school founded by Suzy Furrer where you can take all sorts of courses on drafting, draping etc. As for most of you, taking courses there is impossible for me.
On their site there is a link to their store where you can buy the book. Clicking on the book option immediately brought me a Paypal window to pay. To me that was a bit “direct”. It would be nicer to get some information first on the contents of the book, show shipping details perhaps instead of directly waving the invoice to you. It’s probably meant for their on-site students to buy the book easily and need it for their classes anyhow. On Amazon you can find a preview of the table of contents. But don’t buy it there! Right now it’s only offered at a price about 4 (four!) times the price you pay at Apparel arts directly.
The price of the book is $55, which is reasonable for this kind of book in my opinion. Shipping to Europe was another $24 and it was shipped the same day I ordered it and arrived within 10 days. The last is obviously depending on postal services and time to get through customs.
The reason I bought the book was to have the instructions in a written format too. The videos are wonderful and Suzy will give the little extra tips and tricks in the Craftsy courses, but once you know about a technique I don’t want to watch a whole video again doing it step by step, clicking through it just to find the thing you are looking for. And: in a book you can add (sticky) notes for things you want to try or remember. That’’s me, I love books (the real paper ones!). I know about Craftsy’s possibilties on making notes while you are watching. It’s not the same as taking your book, browsing, finding your notes, ideas.
Apart from the logistics of getting the book it’s of course interesting to know what the content is like. It has a good table of contents and a useless index. Most of the course material that is covered in the Craftsy courses is in it (as far as I can see, I don’t have the skirts and trousers class and not watched all courses to the end yet) and there’s a bit extra on some topics. Drafting a raglan sleeve, decorative sleeves, special shaped sleeve, drafting pockets, combining pricess seam and darts are a few examples.
The style of writing is very much as the Craftsy courses are: concise and to the point. To give you an idea of the way the instructions are written (clear as mud without the context and the line drawing, I don’t want to infringe on copyright):
This sort of instructions might look intimidating, but really are not that difficult and can be followed easily. If you want to have a go at pattern drafting (and I know that’s not everyones cup of tea) consider this book or the Craftsy class.read more
New items in the Japan series section of the shop : two small zipped
pouches, two pencil cases, and my oh my, at long last, fabric (reversible)
storage bins ! They’re totally different from the buckets I used to make.
These have rectangle (well almost square) bottom, are taller, larger, and
don’t have any handles.
The good news is that this hand work is virtually invisible from the outside of the garment.
The Curse Of The Hudson Pants: it’s real. Someone has fallen in love with every single pair I’ve made. And it’s really hard to say no because I love seeing my people wearing things I make. So I’ve happily gifted them, … Continue reading →
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Hi, guys! Hope you’re all well! It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Most of my sewing energy this month went towards the final projects for my tailoring class, but that’s over now so I am free to sew more fun stuff, yay! This is a little bit embarrassing, but, you guys, […]read more
Good evening, my dears! Yesterday, it stopped raining just long enough to snap pictures of my latest project. We Texans don’t like to complain about rain too much, for fear of it disappearing altogether, but I’m taking a stand. For fart’s sake, someon…read more
It begins, my turning of the page back to garment sewing. I really do have quite the back log of sewing patterns I’ve been itching to start. I’ve placed them in five different categories.ShirtsSAlways wanted to make a baseball shirt.Love ba…read more
Jet lag notwithstanding, we always come back from Quilt Market inspired and energized, full of creative ideas to share with you all. This past weekend in Minneapolis was no different! If you followed along with us on Instagram, then you may have already gotten a closer look at some of…read more
Oh my, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve had a lot on my plate lately, and then it actually rained for a couple of days. But last week I tagged along with Patrick when he went into Redlands for work two days, and did a bit of shopping. Surprisingly enough, Redlands has quite a few […]read more