It’s so satisfying to find a pattern that fits every time. I can’t get enough of this adorable pencil. This pattern is a great basic shape to have and it’s incredibly easy to alter. As you can see, I’ve left off the ruching because I like clean simple lines. It only takes only an hour to sew and 3/4 yd. of fabric!
There are some photos below to show all of the different closures I’ve done. My favorite is the invisible zipper. The first one I made was in wool. I made a linen version for a wedding this summer and the Robert Kaufman Essex for everyday. Versitile and simple. I love it. There’s a sample hanging in the shop that I made from Robert Kaufman railroad denim. Come visit!
Congratulations to Autumn Grose for being this month’s Flickr inspiration winner! She really deserves a virtual pat on the back for sewing a child’s garment with Liberty Lawn. Wow! Read more about this project on Autumn’s new blog.
Autumn will receive a coupon worth 15% off her next purchase. Next month it could be you—so keep posting those photos to the Bolt Flickr Pool!
by Gina, photos from Heather
During Quilt Market in spring, April and I were walking down the aisles, overwhelmed by the various textiles surrounding us, and April saw these beauties and we stopped dead in our tracks. I’ve been so excited for these to arrive. They are yarn-dyed (ikats), four different color ways and are amazing. All cotton, a hefty weight. I have already washed up some and started on a whole cloth quilt…stay tuned for more on that. It washed beautifully, with just a little ironing needed.
Another batch of Spring Quilt Market orders I’ve been so excited to have arrive are these Japanese imports. The above two photos show off the heavier weight cottons. Yep, those are puffer fish in the lower photo and hat adorned rabbit heads on a polka dot background in the top photo. I couldn’t resist!
The top photo is of medium weight cottons, sweet animal prints, lots of bunnies. And the lower photo is of printed corduroy. Very sweet acorns and squirrels on navy.
The colors are gorgeous and rich in “Clover Sunshine,” the latest line by Alison Glass for Andover. The fourth print in from the left is rather daydream-y with images of so many different things.
Some sweet hedgehogs, and pretty hydrangeas in “Bluebird Park” from Moda. We have a winter/holiday theme group by Kate and Birdie Paper Co., that uses the same criss-cross back ground and similar colors. The two groups play very nicely together.
Also in, a new selection of sashiko kits and thread. The kits are so fun and lovely. Get stitchin’!