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Your Makes Vol 4

You guys seriously inspire me! Every time a picture of something you’ve made using the fabrics from the boxes pops up on Facebook or Instagram I’m in awe.

I think one of my favourite things about sending out the boxes is seeing how you use the fabric. I always have ideas of what I would make and never send out anything that I wouldn’t personally use but there are so many possibilities out there and a picture pops up of a garment that I wouldn’t have thought of and I instantly want to go and buy the pattern.

I have to stop myself from doing that of course, otherwise I’d have more patterns than I’d ever be able to get around to, and time spent sewing is currently at a premium… something tells me that’s not going to change too much in the near future!

So I have put together a little round up of some of the awesome things you have been making over the last few months. If you are ever looking for some inspiration make sure to check out my hashtag on Instagram #sewhayleyjanemakes to see what everyone else has been getting up to.

Let’s start at the very beginning. These two gorgeous garments were made from fabric that was sent out over a year ago now. Hayley made a gorgeous Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress using fabric from the very first ever SewHayleyJane box. Martha made this incredible cardigan by hacking the Colette Moneta bodice, officially blown away!

From the Animal Magic box, Wilma made her daughter this super cute little dress with her Art Gallery fabric using a patterns from Ottobre Kids Magazine. Think I might have to steal this one. Sheila used her cotton poplin to make a lovely Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress which looks super comfy!

The Girl Charlee Hacci knit from the “Sail Away” box turned out to be a great fabric for those of you who entered the #cosycardichallenge back in October. Amy made a Carrie Cardigan from Delia Creates whilst Vickie made a Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet, a pattern that was very popular indeed for this challenge!

Jan combined fabrics from two different boxes to make a lovely, summery pyjama set. The trousers are the Margot pyjama bottoms from Love At First Stitch and the top, made using the broderie anglaise from July’s “Summer Garden Party” box was made using New Look 6483. From the Luxury “Summer Garden Party” box Wilma used this lovely georgette to make a Colette Dahlia dress with a box pleated skirt.

A very popular fabric was the cotton lawn from October’s “Queen Bee” Luxury box. Lina used hers to make a gorgeous Sew Over It Penny dress and Martha made the Portobello trousers, which was the Nina Lee pattern that was included in the box. I’ve kept a couple of meters of this fabric for myself but haven’t yet decided what to make with it, so many ideas!

Wilma used her cotton lawn to make this fabulous boatneck dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book and Virginia used the Sewing Bumble Bee fat quarters to make her sewing machine a gorgeous cover.

Vickie used some of her “Festive Fever” fat quarters to make some little project bags for her Christmas knitting, she even made use of the twine that the boxes are wrapped in, love a bit of upcycling! Finally, from her September “Back To School” box, Vickie used the fat quarters to make these sweet little art folios to give as gifts for her kids friends, what a great idea! You can get the pattern from Ginger Cake.

Simply amazing, I love love love seeing all your gorgeous makes so please do post pictures to my Facebook page or post them to Instagram using the hashtag #sewhayleyjanemakes. If you would like to be featured in a round up post in the future please do make sure your photo is bright and clear to really show them off.