Friday, 20 February 2015

Holiday Makes

Not long until we depart for our ‘holiday of a lifetime’!  Thought I’d show you my 2 holiday makes.

Number one is my ‘Hawthorn’ dress from Colette Patterns:


Isn’t the fabric fabulous!  I bought it from More Sewing, where I go for a sewing drop-in once a week.  It’s a lovely drapey fabric, perfect for a summer dress!  Must admit, I still can’t get over the fact that this time next week I’ll be wearing this dress with sandals in Australia, with temperatures in the high 20s!  It’s about 9 degrees here and dull and raining! (Hence my photos are a little dull)

Second is another baby quilt:

We are visiting Maurice’s nephew and family near Sydney, and this is for their baby girl, Isabelle.  Again the fabric is from More Sewing.  The pattern comes from an old quilting magazine.  It’s nice and easy to do and shows off the fabric really well.


Here’s a bit more detail of the fabric.  Cute eh?DSC_6369

And the back.  The fabric has little bees in bonnets with shopping baskets LOL!  I really like putting a stripe of the fabrics used on the front of the quilt.  It looks fab and saves on backing fabric.


Here’s the label.  I always handwrite the label and then stitch over it.



Karen said...

Lovely makes. I once had desires to be a quilter, but never managed to finish one. Yours is a beauty.

Sian said...

That little handmade label is really special :)

Enjoy wearing your beautiful dress and have a wonderful time!

alexa said...

That sounds so exciting! Your dress is going to be perfect - I love that neckline. And such a pretty quilt. It will always have the story attached to it of where it was made far away and how it got to its owner: a real heirloom. You are a real needlewoman!