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Ginger Jeggings Tuesday, February 21 2017

Creation: Ginger Jeggings

Fabrics Used: Black Stretch Denim

The Visionary: Justine, SewCountryChick

Our Thoughts: These jeggings look polished enough for daily wear, yet are extraordinarily comfortable - what more could you ask for?

 

What I did was use my Ginger pattern, but I changed it to a jegging pattern like my Jalie Eleanore jeans. I had worked hard to get a good fit on that pattern and wanted to try it again in the stretchy fabric. A little experiment, if you will. Since the fabric is a stretchy knit, and much stretchier than an actual stretch woven denim, I traced my pattern and shaved off a few inches from my size 8 in the hips, and a little down the legs to make them smaller to allow for more negative ease. I really just eyeballed it and used a pair of leggings I have in my closet for reference. Luckily, they fit well! I had to make the yoke smaller and make the front pocket facing smaller too, since it’s a faux pocket, like on my Eleanore’s. I also followed the instructions from the Eleanore pattern to make the waistband. The fly is also faux, and just stitched closed and topstitched. So easy! 

Read More» Striped Cold Weather Robe Monday, February 13 2017

Creation: Long Cold Weather Robe

Fabrics Used: Natural/Charcoal Stripe Rib

The Visionary: Kelli, TrueBias

Our Thoughts: This super-soft, thick robe must be ultra-cozy - not to mention Kelli's fantastic use of varying stripe direction!

 

Read More» Tweed Wrap Skirt & Striped Top Friday, January 13 2017

Creation: Hemp/Wool Tweed Wrap Skirt & Breton Stripe Top

Fabrics Used: Ink Blue Hemp/OC/Wool Tweed, Natural/Navy Stripe Rib, Midnight Blue Thread, Corozo Buttons

The Visionary: Rebecca, SewPomona

Our Thoughts: This elegant, nautical themed outfit is surely a winner!

 

Read More» 1960s Style Gingko Dress Wednesday, January 4 2017

Creation: Gingko Print Burda Dress

Fabrics Used: Harmony Art Gingkos Sateen

The Visionary: Laura Mae, Laura Mae Designs

Our Thoughts: This Harmony print made for a perfectly festive holiday dress!

 

Read More» Lavender Rainbow Unicorn Sweatshirt Wednesday, January 4 2017

Creation: Lavender Rainbow Unicorn Sweatshirt

Fabrics Used: Lavender Fleece, Plum Baby Rib

The Visionary: Tara, Girl Like the Sea

Our Thoughts: Tara's too-cute sweatshirt with our lavender fleece is perfectly cozy for her little one!

 

Read More» Laundry Day Tee Tuesday, December 27 2016

Creation: Laundry Day Tee

Fabrics Used: Courage Print Interlock

The Visionary: Denise, DIY Crush

Our Thoughts: Denise made a cute and cozy knit top with this beautiful Josi Severson print - we think it's marvelous!

 

Read More» Double Gauze Carolyn Pajamas Tuesday, December 27 2016

Creation: Carolyn Pajamas

Fabrics Used: Opal Double Gauze

The Visionary: Allie, Allie J

Our Thoughts: Allie J took on a classic PJ pattern with our super soft organic cotton double gauze - and what a lovely creation indeed!

 

Read More» French Terry Jasper Hoodie Tuesday, November 8 2016

Creation: French Terry Jasper Sweater

Fabrics Used: Emerald French Terry 

The Visionary: Meg, Cookin' & Craftin'

Our Thoughts: Meg from Cookin' & Craftin' made a cozy hoodie from our ever-popular heavy French terry in the emerald colorway. We want our own!

 

Read More» Foxy Layette Thursday, November 3 2016

Creation: Foxy Layette & Baby Jacket

Fabrics Used: Fox in the Foxgloves Navy Poplin, Chocolate Blanket Fabric, Natural Heavy Flannel

The Visionary: Beth, 110 Creations

Our Thoughts: Beth from 110 Creations made an adorable layette with our woven print and a cozy jacket with a couple of our warmest, softest fabrics!

 

Read More» DIY Cold Shoulder Hemp Knit Monday, September 26 2016

Creation: Cold Shoulder Hemp Knit

Fabrics Used: Black Hemp/Organic Cotton Jersey

The Visionary: Laura, Trash To Couture

Our Thoughts: Laura from Trash to Couture used our thick black hemp blend knit to create this marvelous, open-shoulder turtleneck!

Read More» Yves Saint Laurent V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste Friday, July 15 2016

Creation: Yves Saint Laurent V2180 Tunic, Sash, & Pants

Fabrics Used: White Batiste, 3/4" Polished River Shell buttons

The Visionary: Rebecca, SewPomona

Our Thoughts: Rebecca used our white batiste to create this lovely tunic, sash & pants. How elegant!

 

Yves Saint Laurent  Vogue Paris Original V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste from Organic Cottons Plus, Sew Pomona Blog

Since I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent + Halston Exhibit back in February I’ve been dreaming of sewing up a YSL Creation of my own.   I fell for this elegant tunic, sash and slim pant as soon as I saw the line art on the cover of Yves Saint Laurent’s V2180.   I bought this out of print Vogue Paris Original on Etsy from Chloe’s Closet which has a huge selection of Vintage Patterns.  My vision was to make this out of a light and airy fabric perfect for the heat of our Florida summers.

Read More» Sommer Romper Friday, July 15 2016

Creation: Sommer Romper

Materials Used: Foxgloves Navy Poplin, Stem Dot Pink Poplin, Rain Broadcloth & 5mm natural lace

The Visionary: Terra at Mama Says Sew!

Our Thoughts: We love Terra's choice of prints with the Foxgloves Navy and Stem Dot Pink poplins, complimented by a Rain broadcloth lining. Not to mention the pattern is adorable!

 

I love trying out fabric from Organic Cotton Plus. The navy fabric I used for this romper is probably my favorite that I've tried from them so far. I love the print, and it's so soft! There is also a similar print that I really wanted to try that looks like it's from the same line. It's called Fox in the Foxgloves.


Read More» Sleeveless Blazer Thursday, June 9 2016

Creation: Sleeveless Blazer

Fabrics Used: Grey Twill & Pink Batiste

The Visionary: Beth, 110 Creations

Our Thoughts: Beth at 110 Creations made a lovely sleeveless Blazer to compliment her bump using Grey Twill and Pink Batiste

 

 We've all done it. Made a pattern that we loved, plotted 50 more versions, then instantly moved on to "ooooo shiny!" and neglected the tried and true. I made my first Victoria Blazer almost exactly two years ago...eep! I LOVE that blazer, it's one of my favorite things I've ever made. For all that time, I've been wanting to make a second (and third...) and I finally did!

 

Read More» Organic Cotton Fabric Haul Friday, May 20 2016

Creation: Organic Cotton Fabric Haul

Fabrics Used: Stornetta Blue, Blue Roses  and Blue Jersey

The Visionary: Aldo , AldodoesVlog

Our Thoughts: Aldo at Aldo Does Vlog showed off her organic cotton fabric haul in this cute video.

 

 

 

Read More» Stylish Kimono Thursday, April 28 2016

Creation: Double Gauze Kimono

Fabrics Used: Opal Double Gauze organic fabric

The Visionary: Virginia, GingerCake

Our Thoughts: Virginia at GingerCake made a stylish Kimono using our Opal Double Gauze fabric and reviewed it in a video. We love this video!

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