Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Anna meets Sandi

Dear Annee,





Last night I finished my Market Skirt with gathered pockets. I love the look of the skirt, and I thought some of Dana's finishes and ways to cut corners were genius. However, I was definitely glad I had a serger to sew this little number.



I combined one of our favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner, with Sandi Henderson. The Sandi Henderson Vintage Pin Dot is one of my all time favorite fabrics. I just polished off my 4th yard of it. Looks like I'll be on Etsy later tonight to restock my stash. It's an essential for me.



After the the little ones were in bed, I made an Anna Flower to adorn a shirt to go with the Market Skirt. I love the look of the fabric flower, but I decided to make it a brooch and added a pin to the back as the tutorial suggested. Too bad the weight of the flower will cause it to droop when it's pinned to a shirt. I think I might turn it into a cute hair clippy. We'll see. I will definitely make this flower again. It looks fancy, but it was really simple to make.




Lastly, before I shut the gate on the sewing room for the night, I finished cutting out the circles for my next project. I'm so excited for this one. Stay tuned!



Love,

Liz



7 comments:

Annee said...

Yo! The outfit is adorable!!! The new flower technique does make for a fancy flower! Hard to believe it's not going to be hard. Can't wait to try it.

The Anna fabric cut into circles has me giddy with anticipation to see the finished project!!

I love our new joint venture. Thanks for sharing a space with me.

Love you.

Liz said...

The circles have me giddy too! I can't wait.

When you make the fabric flower, just remember to pull all the petals tightly together. You want the hole that the button needs to cover up to be as small as possible. This will make more sense when you try it.

I'm thrilled to be sharing a space with you. It's ALMOST as good as being neighbors!!

Annee said...

ALMOST.

Heather said...

Hi Liz,
I'm so glad you are starting a sewing blog--it's about time!! I'm going to add you to my list of favorites!! If you ever need something to post about will you remind me how you made those super cute valences (the black ones?) I'm so excited to see all your creations!!
Heather

Heather said...

OH! and I love your blog name!

Sarah M. said...

SWEET!!! It's official, and it's a Beaut!!(Clark)

I'm so excited you guys are both posting here. So many cute things made with such cute fabrics., I'm going to have to try that flower and really that circles project is going to be really cool with that fabric combo.

The Bond Family said...

OK, I am seeing this blog for the first time!!! Holy cow, you are amazing!! I am so incredibly jealous that you know how to sew so well. What a talent! Will you teach me? :) I just sewed a simple table cloth for Amelia's tea party table and was so impressed with myself and that is NOTHING compared to your creations. Hope all is well!

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