This week I’ve been frantically preparing my submission for a contest, started a pattern slopper for a pajama shirt for the grand-baby, found more great finds on the web, did a little fabric shopping and was selected to submit a Guest Post to one of my favorite blogs. So here’s the latest weekly thread!
Textiles, Pattern and Shopping for Textiles
I’ve been trying to create a textile to submit for the Spoonflower challenge before April 19th.
Spoonflower has partnered with Sprout Patterns for the April Design Challenge, the first in their new series Spoonflower + Sprout are looking to find the perfect Japanese Garden-inspired design for a new sewing pattern release by Named Clothing! – See more here
Working with the broad cloth has been challenging, but my poplin fabric arrived this week and now I feel confident that I will come up with some good prints. I’ll need your vote soon!
Here are a couple of popular prints I posted on Instagram.
Pattern – Slooper
Figuring out the cervical height and the other measurements drove me insane while I had a head cold.
I’ve been working on a pajama top slopper for my grandson and, it was a little frustrating to create when your customer is not there for the fitting. Since he’s visiting me this weekend I can get it done! Once it’s completed I can upload it to Adobe Illustrator to work on the PDF pattern and grading.
Shopping for Textiles
I had to buy more fleece fabric for my pajama top at *JoAnn Fabric and my poplin fabric arrived from *. The Spoonflower swatches and color guide for $2.00 is really a must have when ordering fabrics, because there’s a swatch for every type of fabric, wallpaper, and wrapping paper they sell.
Fleece fabrics are still on sale at *JoAnn Fabric
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What’s coming this next week:
- Spoonflower Contest – Challenge
- New Textile Prints
- Hit or Miss – Baby Style
- Helpful Sewing Tip for Sewing Canvas
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!