« Shop Organic Cotton Plus
Halloween bagels

Awesomest Purple Shirt Ever!

Creation: Flannel Shirt

Fabrics UsedOrchid Flannel

The Visionary: Peter, Male Pattern Boldness

Our Thoughts:  Peter from Male Pattern Boldness made a flannel shirt with our Orchid Flannel. We think he looks sharp!

 

 

My orchid flannel shirt is finished. I couldn't be more pleased with it.

I had originally intended to add breast pockets to the shirt fronts and got as far as making them (though not the flaps). But this organic flannel is so thick -- I'd label it chamois, really -- that it would have added too much bulk to an area where I'm already somewhat bulky.

I think a men's shirt looks more elegant without pockets, don't you?

I've worked with flannel in the past, but never flannel this thick and luxurious. I interfaced only the outward-facing collar stand and collar, skipping the front button placket and cuffs, which didn't need the extra body. The fabric was very easy to work with.

Halloween bagels

Elegant Twill Shorts

Creation: Tailored Shorts

Fabrics UsedStone Cotton Twill

The Visionary: Cindy, Siestas and Sewing

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

Halloween bagels

Mama's Maternity Shirt

Creation: Maternity Sweat Shirt

Fabrics UsedCornflower Interlock

The Visionary: Heather Feather, Feathers Flights

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.

Halloween bagels

Rockin Romper

Creation:  Romper

Fabrics Used: Green Interlock

The VisionaryKelli, True Bias

Our Thoughts:  Kelli at True Bias made a really cute romper for her daughter using our Green Interlock. So cute!

 

 

I haven’t sewn with a lot of organic or fair trade fabrics before and was curious with all of the recent news happenings in the world of fashion and fabric of late. I feel generally good about the fact that I make such a large percentage of my own and my children’s clothes and are therefore contributing less to the problems of fast fashion, but then there is the next step of being aware of where the fabric I use comes from. Organic Cotton Plus is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standards and is committed to fair labor and sustainable materials.

Halloween bagels

Flirty Party Dress

Creation:  Party Dress

Fabrics UsedFields of Honey Sateen

The Visionary: Rochelle New, Lucky Lucille

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…