Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hummingbird Skirt Sew Along - Part 2

I managed to get in an hour of sewing this morning before work and have completed the front of the Hummingbird skirt. It would have taken less time except for a little mishap where I didn't read the pattern properly and attached the pocket bags to the upper side front the wrong way around. I didn't realise until I had sewn, overlocked and under-stitched both sides, doh.

I'd guess that I wasted 15-20mins with my little reverse sewing endeavour, but these things happen when you are trying to sew within 1/2hr of waking up :)

So far I think that the skirt is coming along nicely, and I am quite happy with the finish. Some top-stitching in a contrasting thread might have been a nice touch but I don't really have the time for added detail on this version.

Pocket bags and side fronts attached.

Sneak peek of the inside of the pockets from the outside.

Hopefully tonight or tomorrow morning I will be able to get the back zipper in then we're on the homeward stretch. 

Other posts on this skirt can be found here:
Hummingbird Skirt Sew Along - Part 3

- Ky

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hummingbird Skirt Sew Along - Part 1

This week I am attempting to join in on the Hummingbird skirt 30min a day sew along.

First up I would like to say how impressed I am with the presentation of the pattern itself. The printing is extremely professional and I like the slightly thicker paper that Cake patterns are now being printed on.

I have a 6oz denim that I am going to use to make the skirt and the pocket bags will be made out of Lupe by Alexander Henry. I really like how well to two fabrics go together.

I have traced my pattern onto a product called Trace n Toile. My hips are 100cm and my waist is 74cm so I am using the 40" hip sizing with a 30" waist. I always find myself getting quite excited about starting a new Cake pattern, the sizing method is quite unique and it almost feels like you are drafting up a custom pattern. Very different to one of the big pattern company patterns which you know are going require a lot of fitting if you aren't a stock size.

Hopefully by tomorrow I will have some sewing completed to show you all :0)

Other posts on this skirt can be found here:
Hummingbird Skirt Sew Along - Part 2
Hummingbird Skirt Sew Along - Part 3

- Kylie

Friday, June 14, 2013

Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Facebook sale

It is Facebook Sale time again! We’ve got lots of remnants and orphan fat quarters up for grabs. The sale includes loads of out of print fabrics – once they sell out they’re gone for good. Don’t miss out!

There are over 100 items in this sale so we won’t be clogging up your Facebook feed by uploading them all one at a time. Instead, we will be uploading all items to this Photo Album on Facebook at 5pm on Sunday 16th June (Brisbane, Australia time).

There will be fabric from Alexander Henry, Tula Pink, Michael Miller, Kokka, Lecien and Cosmo Textiles.

The sales items will be available for 2 hrs only at which point we will be closing off the sale. First in gets the goodies!

Full details of the sale will be included in the description on the Facebook Photo Album.