Just a quick reminder that the Studio Fabric Shop giveaway and discount code end Friday night (Dec. 6th)!
Devorah has made an amazing giveaway bundle from Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey and Liberty fabrics! Wouldn’t it be fun to get these 10 fat quarters in your mailbox as a surprise Christmas gift?! Make sure you enter the contest on this post using the Rafflecopter widget. Aren’t they pretty? And, just in case you don’t win – be sure to use the discount code “taketen” to save 10% on any fabric you might want to buy (discount ends Dec 6th too). Happy stashing!
I’ve been fiddling with my website this week and I hope you like the new look. I thought it was time to introduce a more streamlined layout, and I’ve got some other projects planned for whenever my husband can fit them in! I benefit greatly from his ability to work with/alter and re-code WordPress websites. Problem is, I feel bad asking him to do anything here because he’s generally been doing the same thing all day for our business!
We’re busy getting ready for the holidays. Life feels a bit rushed, but thankfully still manageable. I’ve decided to scale down on the handmade gifts this year (EhEmm… I heard your gasp!) so I’m planning a few small things supplemented with purchases, maybe from Etsy? Though I think my shipping time will not allow me to think about that much longer! What are you planning for the holidays?
When my life gets busy I find the need to clean my house to stay sane and I’ve done a lot of that this week so I now have a tidy sewing space that I think I will retire to. I’ve had projects that I’ve been excited about, but unable to get to – almost literally – the floor was covered in fabric! I don’t know about you, but I feel energized in a clean work space – now if it would only fit that way by itself!
I’ve included a few shots of projects I’m working on in this post…. maybe you’ll spot them coming up in the next few weeks. (I hope so or I’m behind!) In the meantime – follow me on Instagram to catch more regular updates – it’s so much faster to photograph than it is to blog! I hope your holiday preparations are going well. What are you sewing?
Oh how I wish this bag was mine! But, at least I know it has a good home. My sister-in-law mentioned that she liked my tote bag back in the summer. So I thought I would make her one for her birthday.
The randomness of choosing the fabrics myself didn’t sit well with me. I’m always nervous to choose something for someone because of the amount of work that goes into making it. I think if it was a less “visible” gift (ie. Not used outdoors with actual people around!) I would have not had so much trouble. Since she was/is hopefully going to be able to use it a lot I sent her a few fabric options within her colour choices of gray and turquoise.
I’m so glad she chose these – they are gorgeous! I may have “accidentally” ordered a 1/2 metre too much in the gray pinwheels… That said, the turquoise houndstooth is hands-down my favorite. Here’s a close up shot of the print – it is actually made up of tiny lines so it looks woven.
As I was making this one I started to regret using the white thread, since it showed a lot in the top-stitching, I had to be super-careful to make sure I was sewing straight! Thankfully when I was done I loved the effect! I don’t think it would look nearly so stylish without the contrasting thread. I also really like the solid base and outer pockets. It is a lot less busy than the previous bags I made. I think if I make another one I will do the same thing. I switched up the pockets on this one as well, and added elastic only at the ends. I use the end pockets on mine for holding the kids’ water bottles. I also added a magnetic closure to the front instead of Velcro – which makes it look a lot more professional.
The pattern for the tote is one that I made using Abby from Sew Much Ado’s Diaper Bag tutorial. I love her design and added a coloured base and some outer pockets to it. So far I’ve made 4 of these and each one has gotten a ton of use. Abby kindly allowed me to post my changes to her bag. You can find the instructions for the tote here, complete with cutting layouts and yardage.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite tote-worthy fabric? How about a favorite tote pattern? I’d love to hear what you think! (Oh, and if you need a Christmas gift idea – this is a good one!)
Fabric Notes: Free Spirit Designer Solid in Manatee, Mama Said Sew Pinwheel in Cream/Mist, Avignon Houndstooth in Blue all from Fabric Spot
I had so much fun making this week’s project last night. And if you follow on Instagram you got a sneak peek! I’ve been wanting to make a Christmas project for a few weeks now – so what better way to start December than to make a Rudolph? I admit, it’s a bit creepy if you think about it – having Rudolph’s head on our wall… but if you don’t think too much it’s ok!
I ran into Elisa’s (Charming Doodle) Deer head tutorial and knew I would have to give it a try. The instructions are really simple – and it is a lot easier to make than I expected. I love Elisa’s flowered version, but knew it would not stay on my wall long if I gave it a try. My husband and I co-make our decor decisions and it would not have made the cut! Thankfully I found some stashed fabric that is perfect, and still gives the same effect. (I think it was destined for a tote bag and there is still some left!) The fabric is burlap-ish with a brown velvet floral design printed on it. If I remember correctly it was an end that I picked up for $2 or $3 in the ends bin at Fabricland.
The antlers are gold dupioni silk. Ridiculous you say? Yes, maybe – but it was the perfect colour! I bought the silk in a hurry a few years (and a lot of sewing experience) ago and made a disastrous shirt project. It’s still sitting in my sewing pile upstairs! Meanwhile I used a few scraps to make these antlers and they match so well. I love the texture the irregularities in the silk gives to the antlers.
Amazingly, I only did two things differently than the original tutorial (hee hee!). When I turned the antlers right side out the first time I did not clip my curves. Because the silk has almost no stretch the tight corners in the antlers were puckered, so I had to turn them wrong side out again and clip my curves. Other than that the instructions are great and very easy to understand. I was a tad fooled by their simplicity, though. Simple does not mean quick for this tutorial! For example, I didn’t realize that the direction, “Turn the deer head right side out and stuff the antlers tightly with fiberfill”, would take me about an hour! The antlers proved to be trickier to fill than I expected – especially since I could not find my chopstick and had to use the end of a pen. The second thing I changed is to make the ears from fabric instead of felt – so I cut them a tad larger and sewed the two (interfaced) pieces together and turned them before sewing them on.
I love how “John” turned out! My husband has named him and I think it fits! He also suggested the faux evergreen wreath around him, which adds lots of character. Now John is ready to greet everyone who comes in our door. And his nose is remove-able so he’s a year-round deer too! If you want to make a tiny deer tree decoration Elisa has posted instructions on how to re-size the pattern – how cute would that be!
What do you think? Are you going to try it or is it too strange or daunting?!
I’m surrounded at all times by amazing fabric. Not only in my own home, but in all of the blogs I read. It’s a work hazard that I am happy to deal with! As a graphic designer I’ve always been attracted to well designed fabrics, they make a project. If the project is amazing, but the fabric is not, it can be seen as less appealing. The same pattern, followed exactly in two fabrics can be completely different and that is part of the reason I love sewing. Things can always be altered and changed. You can add a gathered sleeve, or a hem band and create a new unique piece!
Sewing allows me to be creative. To take some flat pieces of fabric and create something 3-dimensional. These gifts make other people happy and taking the time to create something for them sometimes means more than the use of the item itself. But I’m getting off track…
Back to designer fabrics! When I sit and think about how much my stash is worth, I sometimes wonder if it really is worth buying the “expensive stuff”. I feel wasteful and a bit like a hoarder. Anyone relate?! The other day, however, I was reminded of one reason why I spend the extra cash. I washed the fabrics for Monday’s Sally Dress and accidentally leave them in the dryer for longer than I intended. Here’s how they came out.
The fabric on the right is designer Robert Kaufman fabric. The fabric on the left is cotton at less than half the price. Can you see the wrinkles?! I don’t know how many of you LOVE to iron, but it’s not my favorite. I iron everything when I’m sewing it, but once a garment is finished I like to wash and wear it as much as possible. The designer fabric is so much less wrinkly than the less expensive cotton. I have been amazed in the past when I hang up other dresses I have made, damp out of the dryer, to find the next day that they are virtually wrinkle free. I didn’t make the connection between the fabric quality and the wrinkles. Only problem is… I mixed these two fabrics in the one dress… hmmm…. I suppose I will be ironing the pockets!
That said, a lot of expense is tied up in my addiction and I am working on buying less stash and am hoping to make a few Christmas gifts this year without buying much more than some zippers and thread. Which is totally do-able, I just have to make it work – and maybe cut into those pieces I have been saving for “just the right project”. It is just fabric after all right? (Or maybe not!)
What do you think? I know that Dana from Made rarely (if ever) uses designer fabrics. And we all know how popular her projects are! Do you go for the local sewing store fabrics, or are you addicted to the rush of designer fabrics in the mail (like me!)? Do you think twice before spending the extra cash?
Have you heard of Spoonflower? It’s a printing company located in North Carolina. They print custom wallpaper, decals, gift wrap and FABRIC! You are able to print your own designs – or you can buy a design from their marketplace of amazing designs. I came across the idea to make artwork with their printed linen-cotton canvas a while ago and finally made it happen!
This project is a “no sew” project – amazingly! The design is inspired by a piece of art I saw about a year ago. I love what it says, but had to fight the urge to add “Canadian” to the list of words in my artwork. For those of you who live in Canada I’m sure you will remember the “I Am Canadian” commercial from Molson a few years ago. This commercial is funny mostly because Canadians are NOT like the guy in the commercial. We are generally super quiet about our country – though a little more enthusiasm would likely be good! Anyhow, I didn’t want a beer reference in my daughters’ room – so I didn’t add it in.
Wanna make one yourself?!
Here’s what I did to make my art:
I designed the artwork to fit within a fat quarter of linen-cotton canvas. If you need help with the art, you can check out the Spoonflower helpful-page, which has lots of useful information and suggestions for creating and uploading your artwork. Because the linen-cotton canvas is 54″ wide, a fat quarter is 27″ x 18″. I used a final artwork size of 24″ x 14″ for my art – which left me just barely enough space to wrap the canvas around my 1 1/2″ deep gallery-style stretchers – really it was too little, but it worked! I would recommend using a final size of 22″ x 12″, to give yourself a few inches of wiggle room when stretching the canvas (instead of 1/2″!). If you get the thinner 1/2″ deep stretchers you will have lots of room at 24″ x 14″.
You will need:
- 4 stretcher strips – I found mine at my local art store for less than $3.50 each
- staple gun
- your Spoonflower printed artwork!
- picture hanging eye hooks and wire
Here are the steps I took:
(1) Attach your stretcher strips by pushing them together at the corners. I used a block of wood and a hammer to help out. Measure corner to corner and then the opposite corner to corner. Wiggle them around until the measurements match. This means your frame is square. (Note: I think you are “supposed” to add a few staples across the stretcher joints to make sure they stay square. Mine were so tight fitting I omitted this step.)
(2) Lay the frame on your artwork in the approximate middle. The curved part of the frame is the front, the flat side is the back.
(3) Wrap the canvas around and staple an even amount of canvas at the centre of each side.
(4) Continue to wrap and staple the canvas around the frame evenly. Staple one side beside the previous staple, then staple the opposite side. Flip the canvas over after each staple as you go to make sure the artwork is straight. Remove and re-staple as needed. This proved to be a tad more difficult for me than I had expected, because the text needed to be straight I had to be super-careful not to overstretch the canvas or it made the letters wonky. Continue around the canvas until the staples are within 2 or 3 inches of the corners.
(5) Perfect corners! (a) Staple one of the canvas edges close to the corner. (b) Fold the canvas around the corner and on a 45 degree angle “inside” the other side’s canvas. (c) Staple the bottom layer of canvas along the edge to hold it in place. (d) Fold the rest of the canvas down, ensuring the corner matches the front corner of the frame and the edge matches the edge of the frame. The 45 degree angle can be wiggled around a bit to make everything match exactly. (e) This is a photo to show that the canvas folded inside the outer layer will show a bit.
(6) Attach two eye hooks and a length of wire approximately 1/3 of the way down the frame. This will make sure the frame hangs correctly on the wall.
All done – now go and hang up your new artwork!
I hope this tutorial has been helpful. I am most definitely going to use this to make some more for myself. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
How was your weekend? We put our Christmas tree up on Friday afternoon and had a nice relaxing Saturday and Sunday. Then we woke up to find out that our youngest now has the flu. Too bad, I was hoping we hadn’t passed it along last week! Life goes on… and today I’m posting another Sally Dress while she plays on the tablet. I am so happy with this dress! Sometimes I sew something and it doesn’t turn out quite like I expected – this is not one of those times (hooray!) and I’m super pleased.
The fabric for this dress is one of the reasons I love it so much. The salmon pink/coral fabric is Dill Blossom by Robert Kaufman. I got it from Studio Fabric Shop at the Creativ Festival with this Sally Dress in mind. Since the interview with Devorah (owner of Studio Fabric Shop) was on Friday I thought I would finish and post the dress this Monday. And, just in case you haven’t signed up yet – you can win 10 fat quarters from Devorah’s shop. Just click over to the interview post and sign up using the Rafflecopter widget.
My second experience making the Sally dress was so much better than the first. I love my youngest’s green pintucked Sally, but it was tedious folding the pleats and it doesn’t slip over her head without some uncomfortable tugging. So, of course (again) without making a muslin first, I added a zipper to the back of my oldest’s version. It didn’t take a lot more work, but it turns out she doesn’t need it! Ah well. At least I was able to make this Sally fit the way it is supposed to. I see making quite a few more of this style with longer sleeves for the winter – since she
insists on likes to wear dresses most days.
I added a Scirocco-style pleat to the centre front of the dress again. And some lace my mom sent to me that used to be my great-grandma’s. I don’t usually add lace to things – but the bodice seemed a bit plain without it. I was a bit worried it would make it look a lot like a nightgown, but dressing it up with tights and black shoes avoided that.
The sleeves on the original Sally dress pattern are elbow length – so I went searching for some woven sleeve examples. I’m always hesitant to add long sleeves to a dress made of woven fabric. My personal style has more to do with comfort most days than actual trendy-following style. So when I plan for my girls I want them to be comfy too. Woven sleeves generally seem tight and uncomfortable to me, but when I saw the A Happy Tunic tutorial over at Simple Simon and Co. I fell in love with the sleeves. They are perfect on the Sally dress. I extended the lines of the sleeve straight down to my daughter’s arm length and added 1″ to the straight side of the sleeve pattern for some extra room and so I could add some gentle gathers at the top of the sleeves.
Again, the large Sally pockets are really cute – they are made with the Lens Mills bow fabric I got at Creativ. I think they help to avoid the nightgown look as well. I used the same fabric on the bias tape to finish the sleeve ends and the bodice lining. I love that this dress turned out looking really appropriate for a little girl – but isn’t too little for her. My daughter loves the neckline since it matches her favorite square neckline knit shirts that she’s outgrowing. Maybe I could use this pattern to make her a few more.
I’m off to care for my littlest. Thankfully the medicine has kicked in and she’s up and about, albeit a tad wobbly. See you soon!
Today I get to introduce you to the 6th Canadian Online Fabric Store to continue our series. I met Devorah from Studio Fabric Shop, based in Toronto, at Creativ Festival a few weeks ago. She opened her fabric store a few months ago, and comes from a very fabric related background! She balances the shop with working full-time as a clothing designer for her children’s line Red Thread (sold across Canada). If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she also has three girls at home – ages 8, 10 and 14!
Devorah has generously provided an amazing giveaway for you and a discount for her store (she ships world-wide!). Find them at the end of this post. When I met her at the Festival I was impressed with the range of great fabric featured at her booth. I got some from her that I’m hoping to make into a dress for my daughter – cross your fingers I can post it for Monday! Checking out her website is a treat of colour for your eyes! I would say more, but she has provided an amazing description of her fabric style in her interview. If you are intrigued, she enjoys teaching sewing and quilting workshops – you can contact her through her website. I also found Red Thread’s article about children’s clothing shops and trends in Paris (apparently Liberty prints and plaid are popping up everywhere!) very interesting. Lucky her, she got to go shopping there this past summer!
Thread Riding Hood: What inspired you to start Studio Fabric Shop?
Devorah: “I’ve been working as a children’s clothing designer for the past nine years, creating a line called Red Thread. I spend a huge amount of time thinking about fabric – choosing it, designing with it, and making things with it. Many of the fabrics I use for my dresses are quilting fabrics, because I love the wide range of prints, the durability, and the feel of it. I also love designing and making quilts, and this has been a passion ever since I was a child. In university I studied the history of textiles and of craft (I have two very practical degrees in Art History and Japanese Studies) because I am endlessly curious and appreciative of beautiful fabric and the people who create with it.
Over the years many customers have asked me who designs my fabric, how I choose and combine it, and where they can find similar prints for their own projects. After nine years I have amassed a very nice collection, including prints that I have imported, many fabrics that are long out-of-print, and some unusual fabrics that are hard to find elsewhere. My constant requests for fabric collided with my desire to share it, so I decided to open a shop. Now I’m stocking the shop with new fabrics to supplement the collection, but everything is carefully chosen to reflect a particular aesthetic. The shop appeals to people who really like colour, Asian design, and fabulous prints, including larger scale prints than one usually finds in a quilt shop. There are many great basics as well, including some wonderful dots and stripes, but even those tend to be colourful.
When I opened the shop I was thinking of how difficult and expensive it can be to get great fabric in Canada, but I’ve been surprised to discover that although many Canadians have happily discovered the shop, orders have been coming from all over the world. I’m shipping fabric to Europe and Australia because in some cases, these prints (especially older designs) just can’t be found there.”
Thread Riding Hood: Where do you get the inspiration for your sewing?
Devorah: “For me the inspiration always comes from the fabric first. If I’m designing clothing with it, it’s all about how the fabric will make the wearer feel. Is it joyful, or beautiful? Will it make a child feel special or unique? When I’m making quilts it’s all about me and what my eye loves. I often will put fabrics together and come back to them a day, or even a week later, to see if I still love them. Unless of course I have fallen in love with something and need to make something with it right away. Some fabrics are simply irresistible!”
Thread Riding Hood: What is something coming up in the near future that you are especially excited about?
Devorah: “I’m excited about expanding my collection to include other lines that I love. Right now I’m working on bringing in Yuwa Japanese fabrics, and have Art Gallery Fabrics arriving soon. I’m also excited about offering downloadable patterns that I’m currently developing, as well as custom bundles of fabric. I love feedback, and hope that people will let me know what they’d like to see more of.”
You get a chance to win a stash-building collection of ten colourful fat quarters. They include fabrics by Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey and Liberty! Amazing and hooray – aren’t they pretty?! I’m imagining an amazing quilt from these! But of course there are so many more projects you could make. This giveaway is open to all Thread Riding Hood readers, internationally (No one gets left out, hooray!). The giveaway will be run from today, November 22nd, until Friday, December 6th, 2013 at midnight.
Enter by filling out as many sections as you wish in the Rafflecopter widget below. More points = more chances to win!
Devorah is also providing Thread Riding Hood readers with a discount code – YAY! Shop at Studio Fabric Shop throughout the giveaway (November 22-December 6, 2013) and get 10% off your order with the code: “taketen”! Here are some of my favorites from her store… happy shopping!
I hope you enjoyed finding out about another Canadian Shop. I found reading about Devorah’s background and attention to detail in her fabric choices inspiring! Be sure to check out her shop to use your discount! As always – you can find more Canadian stores on the Pinterest board. Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!
Note: I have not received compensation for this post and as always, all opinions are my own. I would not recommend Devorah’s shop if I did not think you would like it!
Today we’re heading back into the folder of things I have photographed that I keep around for emergencies. It’s not a true emergency, but maybe a hiccup in bloggy terms. I have really not touched my sewing machine since last Friday so I don’t have anything new to post. I know – it’s crazy! I think I over-estimated my ability to do everything last week and then NOT crash this week! Anyhow, my daughter has also gotten the flu and so I have a little bit of an excuse.
A while ago I posted my oldest’s Banyan Tee with an exposed back zipper. I have had these tutorial photos available since the post and was just reminded I should actually write the tutorial! I love this look. It’s fun, and adds a bit of designey-oomf to the back of a shirt.
You’ll need a zipper in the length you would like and a glue stick. Preferably an Elmer’s Extreme glue stick as I’ve found it works the best. The length of the zipper varies depending on the size of the shirt wearer. I used one about 8″ long with super-cool kid friendly rainbow coloured teeth. Since I made this shirt from scratch these instructions are on an un-constructed shirt. You could do this with a ready-made shirt, but the process is a bit more difficult because the shirt can not open out to be flat.
Here we go:
(1) Stitch together 1 shoulder and add the ribbing to finish the neckline.
(2) Mark a line on the centre-back – you can easily lightly iron a crease into it and then mark over the crease. (It might not look centred because you have not stitched the seam allowance on the second shoulder yet.)
(3) Place the zipper so the to of the slider matches up with the top of the collar. Mark the top of the bottom zipper stop on your centre line.
(4) Cut down the back centre line until you reach your mark.
(5) Glue down the zipper tape that extends past the top zipper stop. Fold them over to the wrong side of your zipper tape and stick them down matching the sides of the tape. Make sure the tape stays clear of the zipper teeth.
(6) Turn the shirt over to the wrong side. Match the edge of the right zipper tape with the left edge of the opening you cut and glue it with the folded edge matching to top of the collar. Keep the glue within the 3/8″ seam allowance.
(7) Stitch the zipper with a 3/8″ seam from the top of the collar to the bottom of the zipper stopper along the right edge.
(8) Maneuver the zipper so the right side is laying against the right side of the shirt and the left side is attached to the wrong side of the left side of the shirt – matching the shirt and zipper edges.
(9) Stitch the left side of the zipper from the top of the collar to the bottom of the zipper stopper. Turn the zipper to the outside using the opening at the bottom of the zipper.
(10) Peel apart the glued seam allowance and zipper tape.
(11) Trim the seam allowance close to the seam.
(12) Glue both of the bottom edges of the zipper tape under in the same way you glued the top edges. Leave a little under the zipper stop.
(13) Top-stitch the edges of the zipper and across the bottom under the stopper.
(14) Here is a better shot of the stitching from the back.
All done! Take some fun photos and post them with the hashtag #alongforthreadride! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the tutorial. Could it be clearer? Would you do things differently? Thanks for the feedback!
We had my oldest’s 6th birthday party over the weekend – the best/simplest party yet I think. She is growing up much too fast. I love that she wore her princess dress to open gifts in the morning, read all her own cards and properly thanked her sister for the hand-sewn “stuffie” she had made herself! We are so proud of her!
She decided we should have a Movie Star party… and as it turns out it is a really great simple party to host and the kids loved it! We got them all movie star sunglasses, decorated popcorn buckets with names and jewels and set out movie snacks – candy and popcorn of course, with flavoured popcorn shakers.
They got their take-away gift (can’t really call it a goodie bag) before the movie. I made them each a Star Stuffie – going with the movie theme here! – and each star had it’s own personality, introduction poem and adoption certificate. They each chose a numbered star from a bucket and then went to choose a gift bag in that order. We read the poem and named their star on the spot. Then they took their buckets and stuffies to watch the movie – and I got to clean up a bit, prepare for the cake and sit and hang out with a friend – hooray! Seriously – when do you sit at a kid’s birthday party?
I would also like to say a huge thank-you to Shannon from googiemomma, the whole idea is a great post I found when looking up the S.tuffed A.nimal C.hair tutorial. She has did this with owls – which are super-cute, but don’t match the “Movie Star” theme, so I got creative and made stars instead. Shannon got the idea from Anj, who writes Snowy Bliss and has the most ridiculous amount of patience and planning ability for her decorations and owls – seriously - you have to see them! And, since you are there – check out her Magic Party where she uses the same idea with bunnies - so cute!
I thought it would be fun to share the pattern pieces and a few notes on how each star was made. One would even be cute as a birthday gift by itself! As far as materials – each is different, except for the star shape. The best thing to do is to download the pattern pdf and then sort out the fabric yardage from there. I bought 1.5 metres of yellow fleece and still have about half of it left over. The clothing can be made with fabric scraps and the eyes and mouths cut from felt. I hand-stitched them on because it was the easiest option and it only took 2 hours to finish all of the faces. I’m not including the face templates because my husband cut and painted them for me so I don’t have anything to make the pattern from. I’m so grateful that he took the time to do it, and I think he had fun cutting out different “looks” for all of them based on their character.
Here we go! The downloadable pdf pattern pieces and the poem and adoption cards can be downloaded at the bottom of the post. I’m including sewing/other notes for each star in the pattern pdf as well.
Baker Star Stuffie
Ballerina Star Stuffie
Cowgirl Star Stuffie
Fairy Star Stuffie
Mermaid Star Stuffie
This one is my favorite. I love the ruffle fabric scales, the fins and the star eyes. The trim I kept for “something in the future” works perfectly for a necklace. I have to give all of the credit to my husband for coming up with this one. I can see a whole ocean of them in different colours for giveaway gifts at a Mermaid Party.
Pirate Star Stuffie
Princess Star Stuffie
Click here to download all of the Pattern Pieces and Instructions.
Hope you had fun checking these out! Which one is your favorite? I’m super-happy that these went well, but also that they are done and I only had to make seven of them! I have to admit that the star shape was a challenge to work with and the stars – though cute – do have a “body builder” feel to them. The wide shape of the star lends to some broad shoulders! The kids really liked them though. So they get a kid-friendly “Gold Star” of approval. Speaking of which, a “Gold Star” would be cute, as would a “Super Hero Star” complete with cape. Next time then?!
I’m off to clean my office so I can post my sewing space next week. See you again soon!