Happy Easter

As the Easter Bunny arrives soon, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter Weekend!
While awaiting his arrival we have been busy in the studio sewing a variety of projects!
Susan wanted to sew a quilt from all of her daughter’s T Shirt’s and her nephew Matt wanted to sew up a memory quilt from is father’s old golf shirt’s … Challenge ? Yes but see the fabulous results!
matt's quiltTshirt quilt
Each quilt was sewn using some innovative and unconventional methods. I love that kind of sewing. One needs to get creative and figure the best way through trial and error of how to sew ‘knits to woven’s’.
Susan has since added a conventional border in black cotton and the finished quilt will be a treasure to use and pass on.
What fun it was!
The 6 week serging course was completed at Sew Crafty and if you wish to see any other sewing workshop held there please contact Sue. http://www.sewcrafty.ca
In the meantime I am still available in May for any number of ‘creative sewing classes’ you wish help in.
I am back focussing on loose fitting pants and jeans for summer.
Finished the most beautiful shirt using the “Perfect Shirt” pattern by Cutting Line Designs
Realized that double sided fusible web is a great asset along with the edge joiner foot for small details.
I am also an advocate of the Clover Tailor’s Awl used as a laying tool for a lot of my sewing now.
As I clear stock I have “Clover” Tailor’s Awl, Buttonhole Cutter and glue stick on sale for $5 each ( half price)
Enjoy the outdoors when you can and keep in touch


April Sewing

As the snow is thawing along the outdoor paths, small shoots of Marsh Marigolds are peeking through. The Robins and Red wings have returned and my sewing may take a slight detour as I get outside to revel in the magic of the Universe at work.
This was certainly the winter to remember and one in which I sewed more than I thought possible!
Home decor, gifts for next Christmas and much needed SPRING Garments
Heck I thought Summer instead as I feel we may not even get the spring breezes but just hot hazy days of which no one will complain!
Just completed a basket weave 100% linen dress and over blouse.

Summer dress and top

I am adding the patterns for each and then you can see the bias cut on the blouse. I added a pocket to the dress with elastic top for interest and fully lined the dress. Tried a temporary spray to hold the slippery lining to the linen dress and sewed as one to give the dress more body.
Butterick 3592Simplicity 1621
More sewing as we complete our Tailored shirts and the one I am working on now it Cutting Lines ‘The Perfect Shirt”
No machine sewing at all. Of course my favorite pattern is Ce Podolak’s Classic Shirt which fits perfectly and with detailed instructions in both, they are keepers.
Check out the upcoming Serging Classes at http://www.sewcrafty.ca and join me anytime for Sewing fun!

Still for sale are the fabulous Baby Lock Ellisimo and Imagine Serger
$ 4,600 for both ! Fully loaded !

Happy Easter
Jo-Anne jc@creativestyling.com