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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» Sophisticated Slip Covers Thursday, March 17 2016

Fabrics Used: Natural Denim

The Visionary: Suzannah, Create/Enjoy

Our Thoughts: Suzannah at Create/Enjoy made a pair of sophisticated slipcovers using our Natural Denim. How elegant!

 

Phew! What an accomplishment! This weekend I crossed a major to-do off my list: Update my amazing vintage slipper chairs with new covers, since the slightly too-thin white canvas ones I made in 2010 (!) were getting pretty tired. They never fit perfectly, and I didn't have a good solution for the bottom edge so I just left them hanging, mostly covering the fabric, and they were a little too tight so it worked... but it was time for an upgrade.

Read More» Tie Dye Tapestry Wednesday, November 18 2015

Creation: Tie Dye Tapestry

Materials Used: White Batiste, Fiber Reactive Dye, Soda Ash

The Visionary: Jaime, here at OCP!

Our Thoughts: Jaime took on a surprisingly simple weekend project of a tie-dye wall tapestry with impressive results!

 

Read More» Senior Thesis Project Tuesday, June 23 2015

Creation: Senior Thesis Project

Fabrics Used: A variety of fabrics HERE

The Visionary: Callie Jensen, Calliejensen.com

Our Thoughts:  Callie from CallieJensen.com used Organic Cotton Plus sustainable fabrics as part of her thesis entitled "Made in ________". We think she did a fantastic job and wish her a wonderful career.

 

After World War One, there was a push for sustainable clothing development, not because it was “in fashion,” but because resources were scarce. The repair and reuse of items became a necessity, and fabrics were rationed just as were many other supplies. At the time, grains, flour, and plant growing supplements were delivered in cotton-linen bags that were durable and tightly woven as to transport the various kinds of feed. For women like my great-great-grandmother, who lived on farms, this created an incredible resource. The bags often came in friendly floral patterns which made them desirable and easy to repurpose into clothing. By the end of World War II, increases in mass production in the food and fashion industries created a depreciation in quality that persists today.

 

 

Read More» Elegant Easter Dress Monday, June 8 2015

Creation: Elegant Easter Dress

Fabrics Used:Garden Sateen, Orchid Pink Sateen and  Lilac Flat Braid

The Visionary: Ajaire, Call Ajaire

Our ThoughtsAjaire at CallAjaire made an elegant Easter dress for her daughter using our Garden Sateen and she looks pretty as a picture.

 

Read More» Sweet Skater Dress and Tunic Thursday, May 7 2015

Creation: Sweet Skater Dress and Tunic

Fabrics Used: Cloud Cover Jersey

The Visionary: Cindy, SiestasandSewing.blogspot.com

Our Thoughts: Cindy at SiestasandSewing made a cute skater dress and tunic for her little girls using our Cloud Cover Jersey. They look really cool!

 

Read More» Elegant Easter Dresses Tuesday, April 21 2015

Creation: Elegant Easter Dresses

Fabrics Used: Lunada Bay Voile

The Visionary: Caroline, SewCanShe.com

Our Thoughts:  Caroline from SewCanShe.com made adorable Easter dresses for her children using our Lunada Bay Voile.

 

The fabric I picked is Lunada Bay organic cotton voile (so fine and pretty), with a solid version of the same voile for the dress linings.

I really like the Organic Cotton Plus website. It's easy to navigate and there are lots of explanations and descriptions (including this one that explains why Organic fabric is so special) This way you know just what you're getting. Plus the prices are very competitive with low shipping. I shopped around so I know. :)

 

Read More» Perfect Playdate Dress Tuesday, April 21 2015

Creation: Perfect Playdate Dress

Fabrics Used: Lunada Bay Voile

The Visionary: Janice, SoCal Sewing Mom

Our Thoughts:  Janice from Socal Sewing Mom made a really cute summer dress for her daughter using our Lunada Bay Voile fabric - perfect for playdates!

 

I chose some delicious fabric from Organic Cotton Plus - Lunada Bay voile from Cloud 9. Organic fabric - need I say more? Well, I had never sewn with voile. In fact, I don't even think I had ever felt it before. It's a beautiful weight - lightweight, but not so light that it's difficult to sew. It's like a cotton lawn, but a bit lighter weight. I did line the body of this dress using voile as well.

 

Read More» Nifty Art Supply Organizer Monday, April 20 2015

Creation: Elegant Rag Doll 

Fabrics Used: Natural Twill, White Thread, Natural Twill Tape

The Visionary: Erin, HelloSociety Influencer, http://erindollar.com/

Our Thoughts:  Erin, an HelloSociety Influencer made a nifty art supply organizer and some cool coasters using our Natural Twill and Notions. We love em!

 

I was eager to try a DIY project with the Organic Twill - it's a great middleweight fabric, which makes it great for a many different types of DIY projects. I loved experimenting with the Procion Dyes on the twill, the fabric soaked up the dye like a sponge, and it was super easy to create a shibori-inspired design.

Read More» Elegant Rag Doll Tutorial - Part 2 Monday, March 16 2015

Creation: Elegant Rag Doll 

Fabrics UsedCotton rib, Hemp muslin, Voile, Batiste, Silk/ hemp charmeuse

The Visionary: Katerina, bloglexandliv.com

Our Thoughts:  Katerina from bloglexandlive.com made this gorgeous rag doll for her daughter to play with. What a unique and beautiful toy! This is Part 2 of the Doll Series. See Part 1 HERE.

 

Read More» Elegant Rag Doll - Part 1 Monday, March 16 2015

Creation: Elegant Rag Doll

Fabrics UsedCotton rib, Hemp muslin, Voile, Batiste, Silk/ hemp charmeuse

The Visionary: Katerina, bloglexandliv.com

Our Thoughts:  Katerina from bloglexandlive.com made this gorgeous rag doll for her daughter to play with. What a unique and beautiful toy!

 

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