Friday, February 15, 2013

Tutorial: Double-drawstring bag

 My son loves those little Velcro wooden fruits that you can cut into pieces with the wooden knife.  The set Santa brought was in a cute little wooden crate, but at the end of the day, a wide-open, boxy crate isn't going to cut it as a storage vessel at our place.  Instead, I wanted to make a little drawstring bag to keep them all together (without taking up a crate-sized amount of space).  And I had the perfect fabric. 

Here's a little tutorial to create a handy double drawstring bag.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Peplum silk blouse

I've been dying to share this silk blouse with you all!  As a resident of the Bay Area, I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be collaborating with Britex Fabrics as a Guest Blogger, and this is my first official project!  I remember my first trip to Britex in San Francisco; after spending decades shopping at big box fabric stores, it was completely overwhelming (in the best possible sense of the word) to see so many beautiful fabrics. And  fabric actually intended for apparel! I don't get into the "big city" very often, but after my most recent trip and using some of Britex's fabulous fabrics, I made this cute dress and silk top.