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Sunday, 23 January 2011

So obvious

At the 2008 Industry day at the Simplicity factory, I bought two bolts of quilt fabric. I don't quilt but I thought these would be great as toile fabric.
In 2009 I made this dress as part of a pattern stash contest. This dress gets great wear at work in the summer.

During the week I woke up and realised that this fabric would suit our 'dining' table. The wall, tiles and chairs have a similar yellow colour. So obvious.
The print reminds me of our europe trip in 2009 in the fall. Every where we went had the same fall colours with their halloween pumpkin decor. Back to this week - I ironed with the hem over twice and did a straight stitch so the first table cloth was done.
 Yesterday while I was with my sewing buddies, Goosegreen (Alison) was giving us a show of the sewing machine needles she has. It's a huge and impressive collection. This morning I grabbed the rest of the bolt and made a second table cloth, using a 100 size needle and a patterned stitch in orange in the hope of having a more decorative hem. There was a quick trip to Spotlight to get a thicker needle but I may need to get a 130 size needle, but that can wait until we get to the States. Yipee:) 

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and a great way to use the rest of the fabric.

Alison said...

What can I say....I'm a collector!

velosewer said...

Alison. You are a great collector.

Sharon said...

Also a great enabler :).

Great use of the fabric and your dress is just right for a summery Sydney day.

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