Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Sewing (1)

I bought several different fabrics in a line called "Bliss", designed by Camille Roskelly and her mother Bonnie for Moda Fabric.
I love the turquoise and red colors together, and they have included sage green, off white, brown, and pink into the mix to really make a color combination that I love. I also like that her name so resembles my sister Camille Kelly (Swenson) so I had to buy it.
So this is what I chose to use for Easter/Spring dresses for the 4 cute little girls in my life.
I started with a blanket for the baby spotted on another cool blog I read, and I used a flower print on one side and chenille(d) the other side with 3 thicknesses of flannel.
After laying all 4 layers down flat and with right sides showing, I sewed straight lines on the diagonal of the 45" square blanket every 1/2 inch. This took a little bit of thread and time.
 Then I cut all 3 layers of flannel between the rows of stitching, being careful to not cut the fashion fabric on the front of the blanket. I used this handy dandy little tool that I got online cause I couldn't find it in the fabric stores. It is a slash cutter by Clover.
I used 2 different colors of green/blue for the chenille.
 I edged the blanket after all the cutting was completed with a cute red print from the line, and a really cool new bias tape attachment on my sewing machine that I'm not very good at using yet.
 Then I washed the blanket......
...... a few times for added fluffiness.

A unique new blanket. Fun!!

Coming soon:

3 dresses,
2 skirts,
baby bonnet,
bloomer pants,
hair bows,
fabric shoe booties  

all using this very adorable fabric line.

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