Friday, May 25, 2012

I've been to Sewjourn and I'm inspired!

This is my new Nikki Mallalieu Skirt made from a woolley, polar fleece type fabric from Spotty, with a Corduroy panel in the front.  VERY very warm - a great Yard Duty Skirt and a nice splash of colour for a change.

I made this after coming home from Sewjourn where I was totally inspired by clever women, who are magnificent garment sewers.

This top below is a Renfrew Top that I made at the weekend.  I was thrilled with how this turned out.

I also had a go at the Toilet Bag pattern from Nikki's book. The arched one is how it is supposed to look, the other one is a classic example of not following the instructions.  I'm sure there could be a use for a long, slipper shaped bag however.   Hmmmm

Amongst the fabrics is my new camera strap made from scraps.  Thanks to the inspiration from Amanda Jean's new book Sunday Morning Quilts.
Here it is again on the model!

This was some more inspiration from Amanda Jean's book.  Love painting with fabrics and colour.

Thanks girls for a wonderful weekend.  More photos of our fun can be found over here. 
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Jan said...

Good work, Annie! Love the top; who designed it? And the skirt looks so good too. Have a great weekend.

thornberry said...

It was lovely Annie, and everything that you made was wonderful (even the knitting needle bag). I am SO enjoying using my beautiful machine mat - I think of you every time that I sit down to sew. Love your Renfrew, and am keen to make more for myself now. Your skirt looks wonderful too. And you know how much I adore your patchwork - you are inspirational. I love the way you work.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your top and your camera strap.

I just checked out sewjourn's website and what a wonderful idea.

Thanks for being the inspiration you are.


Karen said...

Look at you go Annie!! I love, love, love that Renfrew top - it was so lovely.
Good to see you making more things for you - it's exciting isn't it.

blandina said...

Isn't there a great satisfaction in sewing our own clothes? Your top is fabulous.

apiecefullife said...

You have been busy!
I like the skirt.

Frogdancer said...

You pull the tables apart, hey? Very clever... you can fit more people in.

Debbie said...

Great top, what pattern was it and where did you find that great fabric. If it's warm enough for Ballarat it would be warm enough for Qld.LOL. I need a camera strap as well beats the old one cutting into your neck.

Amanda Jean said...

Wow, Annie! Your slab work looks magnificent! So much like a watercolor painting....I love it!

Your clothes sewing is pretty amazing, too. I'm impressed!

Nifty Quilts said...

My! I admire your abilities with garments. I gave up on those.

Calidore said...

I'm so impressed with all your sewing. Well done - makes me feel guilty now that I have fabric and patterns everywhere and haven't sewn anything remotely garment like in months.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Well, look at you! All kinds of wonderful productiveness. Good for you!