heather ross zip pouch

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I sewed up this little pouch a few weeks ago, for a sweet soon to be nine year old whose birthday party I was helping out at.

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I just love this fabric! It’s by Heather Ross, from the Briar Rose collection. Earlier this year I snapped up a half yard bundle of all the prints from Simply Sweet Fabric on Etsy. I’ve been making a log cabin quilt with it, but knew it would be so cute for this little project too!

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I used the excellent tutorial from Flossie Teacakes on how to make a lined zip bag, just tweaking the dimensions to suit the zip I had. This is the second time I’ve used this tutorial, and it is fab!

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I see myself making more of these!

pink jasmine

This was my first make from the beautiful Colette Patterns. I was very pleased with how this pattern came together, and have been a long time fan of their blog, which is filled with tips, tutorials and ideas. I made the Jasmine top.

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I picked up this sweet Japanese lawn from spotlight, and it was nice and easy to press and sew.

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I feel a bit proud about this bow detail! I’ve since been wondering if I can add a bow like this to a scout tee, as you know it is my forever love pattern. I’m not sure how it would work without the v neckline though.

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I like how this top looks, but it feels a bit funny in the shoulders. I made a size 0, but maybe next time I’ll size up.

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I’ve worn this top out a few times now, and I like how both the fabric and pattern are so feminine and pretty.

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Since making this I’ve tried a few more Colette patterns – a bunch of successful laurels, a half finished dahlia, and some clover pants in need of rescuing! I’m hoping to have more sewing time soon.

Happy Friday!

Scoutfit #1

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I have a love affair with grainline patterns.

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Along with the archer shirt, the scout tee and the moss skirt are to blame.

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I probably wear a few scouts a week – usually with black skinny jeans to work or shorts to the beach on the weekend. But I really needed to find a way to keep these tees in rotation in my work wardrobe during the summer months! So I was super pleased to see how well this skirt turned out.

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This is my third complete moss skirt, I have another partly sewn and another cut out. But I began this skirt about a year ago! I excitedly sewed it a bit each day, only to run out of top stitching thread. I bought some more, but the mojo was gone, I didn’t think it was going to look good on me, and it sat unfinished. (Actually I did wear it to uni a few times with a safety pin!!).

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Jen’s patterns always come together so beautifully, and I loved going crazy with the top stitching on this one. Hopefully I will catch some more scouts on camera and I will end up with a few more scoutfit posts!! (And I hope I remember how good it feels to revive a long unfinished project!).