Birds of a Feather
Like Birds of a Feather, us sewists flock together.
It really is so lovely to share a common interest with you lovely lot and thank goodness for the wonder of the web to be able to chat all things sewing with you. Sewing can be quite a solitary hobby, especially if you don't live near any of the big fabric shops or where regular meet ups happen. But thanks to Facebook and Instagram we can all share the joy of fabric shopping and sewing together. We can even ask for help when we need it. How amazing is that?!
So, this month we are looking to the skies to celebrate our feathery friends.
I love love love this fabric and it seems that a lot of you fell in love with it too when you opened your box. It is a gorgeous tropical leaf and hummingbird print viscose jersey. I love how, although the print is quite summery the colours will totally work throughout Autumn too. Talking of the colours, they are so beautiful, especially in the hummingbirds. This is a fairly lightweight jersey with a good amount of stretch and drape so will be perfect for lots of dresses, tops and even a simple maxi skirt would be perfect.
I have paired it with the Everyday Amazing Shift Dress & Top from My Handmade Wardrobe. This is a seriously good all-rounder and will work with almost any fabric, so you could potentially use this pattern a hundred times and get something different.
Both the Luxury and the Classic boxes had one of these ah-ma-zing Snipsters Scissors from Cloud Craft. There were 5 different colours of these lovely little stork scissors - light pink, pink, blue, teal and yellow. Totally in love with these.
Mini and Classic Box
The Mini and Classic boxes come complete with this oh so vibrant silky satin flamingo print fabric. This is seriously slippery stuff, so if you've not worked with fabric like this before check out this post for some tips. We have some speedy sewers amongst us, I've already seen a cami top and a summer dressing gown made from this fabric pop up on Instagram, good work those ladies!
I am loving how bright and vibrant this months fat quarters are, all based around the colours of the birds on the central fat quarter. What would you make with these? With the new school term starting next month perhaps the kids are in need of a new pencil case or drawstring bag for their sports kit?
As well as the Gutermann thread every box also has 2m of a flamingo print ribbon and a Refreshers chew sweet.
What are you planning to make with this months boxes?