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Kids Clothes Week - Day 6! July 26 2014

Today we're back to boys clothes and Johanna is showing us some stinkin' cute shorts she made for her two little fellas! 

There's no shortage of fabrics and sewing patterns on the market for girls clothing these days, but it can still be difficult finding good patterns and interesting fabrics for boys clothes. 

Johanna has made an art out of both.  She's used Anna Maria Horner and Pattern Anthology patterns and made them into some truly cool threads for her boys.  And then taken it to a whole other level with great fabric pattern/colour combinations - coral lions (Cotton+Steel!), black and white buses (Echino!), blue and red radios (no idea who designed them, but love the retro print!).

Read all about it on Johanna's blog and view some jumbo photos in our Fabrications Flickr Pool

Are you sewing for boys?  What have been your go-to patterns?  Do you go for patterned fabrics or are your kids more into solids?  Show us what you're making - drop a few photos into our Flickr Pool!

Tomorrow we'll be returning to girls' clothes for one final piece to share for the summer season of KCW.  If you'd like to join us for the next season of KCW and share a few of your own makings, drop us an line and we'll get you into our line up.  It's so much fun to see what people make with all the fabric that comes through our shop!


A few of our favourite things! July 18 2014 1 Comment

We've got a few updates to share, in no particular order, so here we go!

  • Cotton + Steel: First and foremost, thank you to all who joined us for the Cotton + Steel shopping party on Monday night!  It was a frenzied night of cutting beautiful fabric, sipping a little wine, chatting and plotting about who'll be the first in town to wear their lions and cats.  The whole fabric line is now available through our online shop, so out-of-towners, knock yourselves out!  It was such fun to see everyone on Monday and to catch up on summer sewing projects.  Let's do it again soon, and in the meantime don't forget to post your photos to our Flickr page.  We love seeing what you are making (or just lovely stacks of fabric)!

  • Kids Clothes Week (KCW): Who's up for a little sewing challengeKCW kicks off its summer season on Monday, running July 21 to 27.  Hosted by Meg Freeman of the always inspiring ElsieMarley blog, this is a quarterly challenge to sew for one hour a day for seven days.  Recently, Meg posted a great little explainer on the Oliver+S blog talking about this season's theme, Kid Art.  A few of us from the shop are going to try it out and see how we do.  Our aim is to get some projects completed, but not worry too much about the Kid Art theme.  So, why don't you join us?  Sign up to the KCW Community, post your photos in the Fabrications and KCW Flickr Groups, and leave a comment below to let us know you're in!  Can't wait to see what Ottawa's sewists make!

  • Nani Iro Month:  Yes, you read that correctly, Nani Iro month.  And yes, we all missed it.  How does that happen?  Well, to make up for missing an entire month of Nani Iro gorgessity, we've got a little project to show you in the next few days.  We'll squeeze it in amongst our KCW posts.  Deal?  Deal.  In the meantime, check out the breath-taking beauty we all missed in June.  Inhale.  Exhale.

  • July's sewing classes: They're all now in full swing, including classes for kids and adult sewists alike.  For kids, we've got a few spaces left in the Pencil Roll class - just a single morning and students come away with a finished project to show their friends!  For grown ups, there are a couple of spots left in the Pyjama Pants, Easy Lined Tote BagZippered Pouch and Simple Fabric Bunting classes.  Don't forget, a sewing class makes a great gift for a friend who's always wanted to learn to sew!

Look out for our posts next week about our KCW projects!

 

 


Cotton + Steel event at Fabrications! July 11 2014

Join us at Fabrications on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00pm to shop the new Cotton + Steel fabric line! 

We're among the very first few shops in North America to get these beautiful fabrics. You'll be amongst the first to see it, touch it and... buy it!  We'll have the whole line - over 100 prints including quilting cottons, lawn and cotton/linen canvas.

Quantities are very limited.  Once they sell out, these beauties won't be back until the Fall.

To win 4 FQs of your choice, leave a Comment on and Share the FB event page Winner will be announced on Tuesday.  Added bonus for everyone - buy 2 meters of Cotton + Steel fabric and receive a 10% discount on your next purchase.

So excited to see everyone and to hear about your summer sewing projects!  Bring a friend, bring three! 

See you next week!