Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Creative Space

I finally managed to finish a dress for myself using some of the Japanese fabric I had in my stash.


I used Simplicity 4072 for the pattern, using the top and sleeves from view B and the skirt from view D.

The main fabric is a cute little traditional style bunny print by Cosmo Textiles, Japan. I have used a random plain blue cotton (that I must have purchased somewhere in Japan) for the contrast pieces. The result is a little bit Japanese and a little bit Eurpean I think.

There is no zipper or other fasteners as it is designed to be a pull over dress. There is a waist tie to take in the slack and give it a bit more shape once the dress is on. It is meant to tie at the back but I like to bring it back around and knot it at the front so that the gathering is more even around the dress (not all bunched up at the back) and I think it makes it look a bit more Japanese. This is the second time that I have made a dress from this pattern and I have been pretty happy with them both. The front does tend to plunge a little too low so I might try to make it a bit higher if I make it again.

It sews together fairly easily and you do not have to worry overly much about fitting. The first time I made this dress I had a little bit of trouble with the V of the neckline and where the side seams under the sleeves join into the waistband due to some tricky angles but they were a lot easier on the second atempt.

It is an easy and comfortable dress to wear, even in the heat of summer and looks cute with stockings for cooler waether but you have very little chance of getting a jacket to fit comfortably over those sleeves if it gets really cold.

What have you been creating recently, head over to Kootoyoo to share.

- Ky

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Creative Space

Welcome back to my creative space, this week we have been making cushions for a custom order.

Cushion Cover Ta Dot Moss by Michael Miller
Ta Dot Moss by Michael Miller

Cushion Cover American Jane Punctuation Floral Green by Moda
American Jane Punctuation Floral Green by Moda

Cushion Cover Early Bird Dot Teal by Andover
Early Bird Dot Teal by Andover

Cushion Cover Early Bird Breakfast Strip by Andover
Early Bird Breakfast Strip by Andover

Cushion Cover Patchwork Berries by Kokka
Patchwork Berries by Kokka

 For more creative spaces head over and visit Kristy.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

11 Chances to win in 2011

To welcome in the Year of the Rabbit, Funky Friends Factory and Voodoo Rabbit are doing a giveaway of some rabbity-fabric treats for the Funky Friends Factory newsletter subscribers, and you have 11 chances to win for 2011!

For the next 11 days, FFF will be giving away a rabbity prize, EVERY DAY, starting with some Baby-safe Bunny Rabbit patterns, some patterns and Voodoo Rabbit fabric Gift Vouchers and finally a finished Baby Bunny toy, made up in Voodoo Rabbit Bunny Goth fabric (made by Cloud).

HOW TO ENTER - ALL you need to do is:
1. Log in to Facebook and join the Fabric Giveaway Event  and click “I’m Attending”.
2. Sign up for the Funky Friends Factory newsletter on the homepage - if you haven't already joined us.
That’s it!
Days 1-8: A Funky Friends Factory Baby-safe Bunny Rabbit e-Pattern
Day 9:      A Funky Friends Factory Baby Bunny e-Pattern AND a $10 AUD Voodoo Rabbit gift voucher
Day 10:    A Funky Friends Factory Baby Bunny e-Pattern AND a $20 AUD Voodoo Rabbit gift voucher.
Day 11:    A handmade Voodoo Rabbit Baby Bunny Toy made especially for you by the talent Cloud and Kylie AND a     Funky Friends Factory Baby Bunny e-Pattern.
The winner's will be drawn using and notified by email and facebook message.
***  There’s nothing to buy and EVERYONE is welcome to enter. Good luck everyone!!!

Baby Bunny

Funky Friends Factory is going to donate all the money from Baby-safe Bunny Rabbit Patterns sold in January to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

So if you purchase the Baby-safe Bunny Rabbit Pattern, it will be nice for you to know your money is going to help the flood victims.

Good Luck
- Ky and Cloud

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Coorparoo Markets: New Times for 2011

If you are planning on heading down to Coorparoo Markets to visit our little shop please take note of the new trading hours.

Thursday - Sunday
7.30am - 3pm

Also you will find Cloud at the Marky Markets on Sunday the 16th Jan from 11am - 5pm. The Marky Markets are located at The Hi-Fi bar, 125 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane

- Ky and Cloud