Monday, 27 November 2017

Player 2 Patterns: Cute Coin Purse in Plaid

I'm excited to announce that I just finished another new pattern that I listed today in my Etsy Shop: player2patterns.

This little coin purse is fun to sew, and makes the perfect Christmas gift.  I'm going to wrap this one up and mail it to my friend in England.

I'm looking forward to making more in different fabrics and prints.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Player 2 Patterns: Pom Pom Flower Christmas Wreath

I decorated my Christmas wreath with 3 fabric flowers I made using the Player 2 Patterns Pom Pom Flower pattern.

This was a fun craft to make, especially since I love finding creative ways to use up my scrap fabrics :)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

October 2017 Sewing Review

In October, I made the following:
  • Simplicity 2215: Cynthia Rowley skirt in a multi-coloured leopard print linen
  • New Look 6010: Bib-front button shirt in plaid
  • Simplicity 8199: Halloween costume - Link from the Legend of Zelda, my favorite Nintendo game.
A productive month, especially in terms of getting my Halloween costume done a day in advance - this normally never happens!

I'm also enjoying all of the fall colours together with my creations.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Simplicity 8199: Song of Storms Accordion Cover

While wearing my Link costume, I decided to play one of my favorite Zelda songs on the accordion - the Song of Storms.

All of my favorite things have finally converged; sewing, accordion and Nintendo!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Simplicity 8199: Halloween 2017 - Link

This Halloween I dressed up as Link from the Legend of Zelda - my favorite Nintendo character.  I made Simplicity 8199, view B. 

Although the costume looks complicated, it was surprisingly easy to make and I enjoyed working with the bias tape to cover raw edges.  I also inserted eyelets for the first time.  I had to watch a YouTube video to help me figure out how to do it, because the instructions on the package are in German, but once I got the hang of it, it was actually pretty easy to do and I was happy to have learned a new technique.

I'm also posting a picture of the pumpkin that I carved.  Happy Halloween!