An Ottobre Dress in Elvelyckan Fabric

A while ago I was lucky to be chosen as one of the seamstresses for Elvelyckan Design fabrics. They sent me two different fabrics and some ribbing to play with. Yeah! I already made a shirt for myself with the first fabric. It was Ania's turn to get the dress. I was really hoping they would send me some of their adorable lion fabric, and they did!


The fabric is super nice, just a dream to work with! It's a bit thicker than the typical jersey. It feels more like interlock. I think this weight for knit is typical for European knit fabric. I love it.

The pattern is from Ottobre 4/2013 issue. It also comes as a tunic. There is also an option with pockets. Originally, I planned to add pockets, and then totally forgot. Oops. I made no changes except I attached the binding differently. They suggest to do it with the sewing machine in a way that imitates the coverstitch finish. Except, there are raw edges left on the inside, and I also find it a bit difficult to keep neat. So I attached it with the serger and topstitched.

Apparently, she is pretending to be a captain on the ship. Whatever works. lol


Photobomb! She insists on coming every time we take pictures. I hope the love between them remains as they grow older.


Back to School Art Gallery Heartland Tour

I am here with my contribution to Back to School tour organized by Paisley Roots for Art Gallery's new fabric line, Heartland by Pat Bravo. Not only the line is so pretty, the quality is just superb. I am always wary of buying quilting fabric to make clothes, quite often it's a bit too thick and then the garment tends to look too homemade, not in a good way. I feel like it might be appropriate for kid clothes but not really suitable for adult clothes. The Art Gallery fabric has such nice feel and drape to it. It's great for both quilting and apparel making.


Sewing for Kindergarten

It seems that just yesterday I was writing a similar post for the Sewing for Kindergarten series hosted by awesome Sewing Like Mad. Ania was the model.  It's hard to believe two years have past and my baby boy is a kindergartner. Waaaaahhhh. Sniff. Sniff. On a brighter note, I hardly ever sew for my boys, so this was a perfect opportunity.


The Mulberry Tunic

In June we all went to see my parents in Ukraine and I did a lot of feverish sewing before the trip. I made several Mulberry tunics (purchase pattern here) for my son. It's a great pattern for summer, casual and comfortable. (On sale till August 18th, midnight, with backtoscool code)

Burda Shirt in Elvelyckan Design Fabric

A while ago I was chosen through an IG contest to become a seamstress for Elvelyckan Design fabric. I was very happy to be chosen, I wanted to try their fabric for a long time. I love their design aesthetics. I was also super pumped that it's also so yummy and soft, really good quality.

An Ottobre Dress in Pink Flamingoes

I had a rather large remnant leftover from the awesome flamingo fabric I used to make Ania this dress, so I decided to make one for Evelyn.



Dear Prudence by SewPony and Tips on Shirring

I wanted to make the Dear Prudence dress when it was first released. I even printed and traced the pattern. It was supposed to be my youngest birthday dress. But then it just never happened. So I became determined to make it before summer started this year. I did, but didn't have a chance to blog about it until now.