As its the beginning of a new month I thought I would share my February sewing plans with you all. There are so many items on my ‘To Make’ list, but I have narrowed my February makes down to three.
Those of you who know me, will know I love wearing dungarees. Unfortunately I ripped my last pair at the end of January – Yes that’s right, do not bend down when wearing a tight pair of dungarees!! I knew I had put on weight but this incident at my nieces 3rd birthday party has definitely motivated me to hit the gym and eat healthy! – More on that another time.
Anyway back to the sewing – When Tilly and the Buttons released their new dungarees pattern ‘Mila’ at the end of January it went straight to the top off my wish list. I find pattern shopping on the internet a little dangerous as I get carried away and the Tilly and the Buttons website is no exception! Once I started looking through their patterns I quickly realised I wanted them all! (A girl can wish) . However, I really could not resist the ‘Cleo’ dungaree dress to match the Mila! I have also been looking for a simple tight top for a while now, and the ‘Agnes’ is perfect!
So there you are all of my 3 February patterns are from Tilly and the Buttons! The packaging is beautiful and the instruction booklets are so simple to follow. I can’t wait to get started!
The next job was to find the fabric to go with each pattern. I always find this really tough but Tilly helped me out because their sample dungarees in a floral fabric are amazing! So I knew straight the way I wanted to hunt for some floral stretch denim!
It took me a while to find what I was looking for but I eventually came across the ‘Sew Loco‘ website. They had this gorgeous fabric and I could not resist.
The website is so easy to use and has so many fabric choices! I quickly found a burnt orange corduroy to use for my Cleo dress. I already have a burgundy corduroy dungaree dress that I live in it, so knew this fabric would be perfect for me!
You also have the option to add a matching thread, which is great! That means when the fabric arrives you can start sewing straight the way!
When the fabric arrived I was blown away by the packaging! It’s beautiful! Wrapped in tissue paper and a ribbon with a little paper bag for the thread, I didn’t want to ruin it by opening it! A little note is also included which makes it feel personal – just for you.
They are not only the little touches Sew Loco adds – I was also sent a handful of fabric swatches. I think the swatches are a great idea because it gives you a sense of the various prints and types of fabric they have in stock, not only that, being able to feel the fabric before you buy online is fab! I am already looking for patterns to suit the fabric swatches that were sent so I can order some more! The Sew Loco website is definitely worth a visit.
I came across the fabric I chose for the Agnes top when I visited my local sewing shop, Crafty Sew & So in Leicester. I like to pop in now and then to see what they have on display. They also provide a loyalty card which is a great way to save some pennies and support a local business. I bought this beautiful striped jersey material.
So there you are. The three items I aim to make this month out of three beautiful fabrics. I really hope I make all three before March. I think it will be a bit of a challenge but who doesn’t love a challenge…