cute fabric for a cute project


I sew. I would like to say I sew a lot, but sadly that wouldn’t be true. I sew a fair amount though, and a variety of items from bags to aprons to dolls to puffs, my current favourite! I’ll sew pretty much anything I fancy or I’m asked to, but… I have never ever sewn clothes.

In 2010 (or was it 2011), I had a new year resolution to make myself a skirt. Turns out new year resolutions were boo and that never happened. This year I’m setting monthly goals which is really working for me; as a result, July seems to be the month which will see me sew my first piece of (hopefully) wearable clothing.

A Friday evening at the bookshop and I came home with two books. I knew which item I’d sew first before I left the shop – a tunic. That Saturday I found the adorable fabric above and it was magic! Even though my original plan was to use a light coloured fabric, the minute I saw those white flamingos on navy… Yep, you know what happened!

Let the fabric cutting begin!



  1. Naná
    4 July 2013 / 10:05

    Adorei o tecido, é lindo! Vai ficar uma saia linda, de certeza!Eu ando com uma saia de linho para acabar… desde 2011… está a meio…

  2. cococita
    4 July 2013 / 11:34

    I can imagine you wearing it already. Good luck with this project LMJ! Simple, stylish, classic, yet making me smile because of the pattern: it will be lovely, thats what I know for sure 🙂

  3. ei! kumpel
    5 July 2013 / 12:03

    que emoção!! depois mostras a saia sim?

  4. Joana
    5 July 2013 / 22:23

    Então é uma saia ou uma túnica? 🙂

  5. Little Miss Joey
    8 July 2013 / 19:22

    Naná, ei! kumpel e Joana – vai ser uma túnica. A minha primeira ideia de roupa há mais de três anos foi fazer uma saia, mas essa ideia esmoreceu e foi substituída este ano por uma túnica :)Muito obrigada pelo incentivo e quando estiver pronta, coragem permitindo, mostrá-la-ei!:)Cococita: thank you for the support on everything I do. Youre such an inspiration to me!! xx

  6. Erica
    31 July 2013 / 13:57

    This fabric is so cute! Im trying to sew at least one thing a month and that has been a fun and achievable goal for me. :)P.S. I cant wait to see how your Sorbetto top turns out too!

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