Our Thoughts: Suzannah at Create/Enjoy.com made a cool summer maxi dress using the Lime Green Interlock from Harmony Art
I've been wanting to incorporate more brights into my wardrobe for aaaaaaages, but it's hard to find the right colors at the fabric stores. I picked this lime green interlock knit yardage from Organic Cotton Plus and it's organic, too! It's super nice, much softer than I remember basic interlock knits being from when I was a kid and my mom made my doll clothes out of them. ;)
Our Thoughts: Kelly at CutCutSew.com made a pretty summer dress that's just right for an elegant garden party.
Browsing the site, I immediately gravitated towards the organic cotton sateen- there were lots of great prints and solids but I was drawn to these pretty flowers. It is super soft and drapey, and I decided it had to be an Anna Dress.
Our Thoughts: Justine at SewCountryChick used her creativity to make a unique sundress and it looks great.
A couple of years ago, I bought some wooden stamps at The Rose Bowl Flea Market.I got a few yards of beautiful natural colored organic cotton with lycra from Organic Cotton Plus. It was an undyed, organic cotton jersey with just a hint of lycra, in a perfect weight for dresses. I absolutely love the quality. Being organic, as well as cotton, it was a perfect canvas to hand dye and stamp. Polyester blends don’t take dye very well. This was the perfect opportunity to finally try out my Indian fabric stamp!
Our Thoughts: Who doesn't love a classic white t-shirt?Lauren at Lladybird made a classic t-shirt using our White interlock knit.
I’m ok with sewing my own basics. I like that I make a tshirt for roughly the same cost as something from the mall, except I can control the fit as I like it and I also know the hem stitches aren’t going to fall out the first time I throw it in the wash. Maybe making tshirts is simple and the exact opposite of exciting, but sometimes I’m having a bad day and I just want to make something without thinking too much about it – and for me, that perfect something is the tshirt. Some people bake when they’re in a bad mood. I make tshirts.
I chose the white interlock knit from Organic Cotton Plus and set to work making some basics. In organic because, yeah, I be fancy.
Our Thoughts: Cindy from Siestas and Sewing made a classy pair of tailored shorts using our Stone Cotton Twill. We think she did a fantastic job!
The kids (in particular the little girls) are the ones that benefit from my sewing most of the time. But this past week, thanks to Selfish Sewing Week, it was all about me. I made Maritime shorts, changed the pocket openings on the shorts, added an inch to the length, and narrowed the leg opening slightly
Our Thoughts: Heather from Feathers Flights made a maternity sweat shirt with slits using our Cornflower Interlock. She looks so elegant.
As I've unpacked all my maternity and nursing clothes from my last pregnancy, I've realized I don't really have anything for winter. Henry was born in September so all my maternity clothes are basically shorts and tees. I need to make a bunch of winter maternity clothes before the snow comes! At Organic Cotton Plus they have lots of different types of fabric, but I, of course, chose knit. I can't go against my first true love, right? I chose interlock in cornflower because I wanted to make a maternity sweatshirt. Interlock is more stable than jersey but not quite as thick as sweatshirt fleece.
Our Thoughts: Rochelle at Lucky Lucille made a whimsical party dress out of our Fields of Honey Sateen. Pretty pink contrasts so vividly with solid black details - we love it!
Fresh out of the dryer
I picked an organic cotton sateen from their Harmony Arts collection called Fields of Honey. I’m really drawn to big, bold prints so when I saw this one I just couldn’t resist! Now, before you look at the price of this fabric and wince at what two yards might cost you, let me show you what two yards of this 110″ wide print actually looks like…