Showing posts from February, 2018

The Fabric Geeks - The Story, The Detectives, and The Settlers

The Fabric Geeks has a great round of prints in The Story, The Detectives, and The Settlers Round. The Fabric Geeks are based in Canada and US customers order on the website (HERE) and pay in US dollars. Canadian customers order via a Google Form (HERE).

I fell in love with the vintage newsprint and the steampunk inspired panels in this round when I first saw the. I just love the quote on the Reality panel.

 I used a faux leather like fabric I found at C + C fabrics in the Dallas fabric district to make this Love NotionsWhistler Pullover and Hoodie. I even found these cool gears at Jo-Ann Fabrics in the button section to add to my Whistler.

One thing that I really love about sewing for The Fabric Geeks is that they send me fabric way ahead of time.  These photos were taken in June of last year! These photos show that I really need to go and get my hair cut short again soon.

The Whistler was great for using the Reality panel on the back. The front and sleeves are the only places where …

Designer Stitch Indu Wrap Pants

I love the fashion forward designs from Designer Stitch. The designs are always unique and the drafting is perfection. The Indu Wrap Pants are no exception. These pants have 2 options - plain straight legs or with the wrap extensions. You can even make them with one leg each for a very unique look.

I did both legs with the wrap extension. I used a very drapey poly knit. I did a few things differently to my Indu Wrap Pants. I added cuffs at the ankles, added a small loop at the end of the wrap extensions (I'll call them wings for simplicity), and I added 5 buttons across the bottom of my waistband (one at each side, one in the very center, and one on each side between the center and side buttons).

The photo below shows the Indu Wrap Pants worn with the "wings" tucked inside them selves and hanging freely.

I'm just holding the "wings" out to show you what they look like.

Here, I left the right wing tuck in and the left wing is attached to the far right butto…

Little Roots Fabrics Round 10

Round 10 at Little Roots Fabrics has Earth Day prints and panels! I love them all so much! There's also a really cool inclusive little red riding hood print at preorder too.
Little Roots Fabrics has been printing in the US with organic inks for over a year now. This year they have also added US grown organic cotton stash staples. Shown here is the Stone Jersey paired with the Earth Day print.

The Stone Jersey is amazing-
• 100% ORGANIC
• 100% US seed to finish (grown, milled, knitted, finished)
• 9oz/ linear yard
• Approx 30% stretch, cross grain
• 56" width

The Stone Jersey is in stock and available now! The Earth Day print coordinates perfectly and is at preorder through February 28. Since it is printed in the US, the turnaround time for it to be in your hands is super quick!

Little Roots Fabrics is also offering cut files in an assortment of Earth Day designs that coordinate perfectly with the Earth Day prints. My top is the Visby Henley & Top from Itch to Stitch. I debated m…

Elephant House Fabrics Fairytale Florals

Elephant House Fabrics is a fairly new custom fabric group, but they are one to watch. They have been coming out with some of the most unique and imaginative designs that I have seen in a while. The Fairytale Floral round is a prime example. It's all floral designs inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm fairytales!

When asked for my first choice of print, I selected the Thumbelina floral. I said I would work with cotton lycra or woven and was sent the woven which is so soft and has a nice bit of drape.

I really loved all the elements from the story and could envision myself wearing this as a spring and summer blouse.

I was drawn to the yellow background and the red tulips with a yellow fring. They remind me of the "world's favorite" from the arboretum - my photo below for reference. These are my favorite tulips at the arboretum.

So I have a funny little story about this top. This was not the shirt I intended to make. I keep my patterns folded up in 6&…