Summer Love by Dear Stella

Semmer Love by Dear Stella with Kona Cotton Solid.
I am so looking forward to summer!! To help make it feel like summer is already is on it’s way, here are the solid coordinates for Summer Love by Dear Stella. Enter the giveaway below!

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton coordinates for Summer Love by Dear Stella

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids – Sunflower, Punch, Carnation, Pomegranate, Ultra Marine, Aloe, Caribbean.

Summer Love by Dear Stella

For the giveaway please tell me – What do you love about summer? Comment on the blog to win a FQ Set of Summer Love by Dear Stella. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Happy almost summer!
~Diana

Winner of Natural History by Lizzy House

Natural History by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics

What fun it’s been reading all your sweet birthday wishes! Thank you! I had an amazing day, drinks with my dear fried, followed by a long chat on the phone with my sweet brother in So Cal.

And the winner of the Natural History FQ Set by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics is Marla from the BIMQG!!! Congrats Marla.

All the best to each of you who entered!
~Diana

What Goes With What? Natural History by Lizzy House with Giveaway!!!

Nautrual History by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics with Kona Cotton coordinates

Solid coordinates for Natural History by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics.

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Coordinates for Natural History from Lizzy House

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton solid coordinates.
Capri, Aqua, Sky, Bahama Blue, Peacock, Cabbage, Pistachio, Spruce, Jungle, Bonsai, Wasabi.

Fat Quarter Set Natural History by Lizzy House

And the giveaway is a Fat Quarter Set of Natural History as shown above!!! Leave a comment on the blog about what your doing this weekend! Sewing, fishing, camping… I will select a winner on my birthday, Friday May 1st. Best of luck to you!

Happy sewing!
~Diana

 

What Goes With What? Sun Print 2015 by Alison Glass

Alison Glass Sun Print 2015 Kona Cotton solids from Robert Kaufman

Today I’m happy to share with you Sun Print 2015 from Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. What a beautiful vibrant collection Alison has created!  Truly a feast for the eyes!

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid coordinates for Sun Print by Alison Glass

From Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Grellow, Coral, Tulip, Lilac, Watermelon, Jade Green, Pickle, Ice Frapp, Breakers, Royal, Grass Green, Indigo and Graphite.

Alison Glas Sun Print for Andover Fabrics

Here’s the fun part!!! I have a Charm Pack of Sun Print 2015 to giveaway!!! Leave a comment on the blog about what you would like to make with Sun Print. I will select a winner on Tuesday April 7th. Best of luck to you!

Interested in the first Sun Print collection? Take a look at the What Goes With What post on the Pink Chalk Studio blog post.

So happy to be back on the blog! Moving 30 years of my life has taken it’s toll and 2 months. I must say it felt so great to be playing with color again. More color projects are in the works so check back soon. I have some great collections to share with you!

Enjoy and happy sewing!
~Diana

Mammoth Flannel and Upcycle Scarf

Mammoth Flannel Scarf

In the Northwest, flowers are starting to bloom, but it’s still winter. Sad but true. We still need to stay cozy and warm. The Mammoth Flannel Scarf was made using 1/2 yard of Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel and a soft old T-shirt with just the right shades of gray.

Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel

Cut the T-shirt off under the arms or at desired width. Cut the flannel to the same width plus 2 inches for the hem. Stitch a half inch hem on the top and bottom of the flannel. Top stitch the T-shirt fabric to the flannel leaving the edges raw..

Flannel Infinity Scarf

For a deconstructed look, leave the side seams on the T-shirt and leave the selvedge edge on the flannel. The flannel will fray a bit and the knit will roll without a hem but that just adds to the look. The scarf can get quite bulky so I did not add a twist.

The total length of my scarf measures 88 inches. At this length it can be worn double or triple looped. The T-shirt knit complements the soft flannel to make a warm and cozy scarf you can snuggle into.

Happy sewing!
~Diana

Winners of Doe by Carolyn Friedlander!!!!

Doe by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman

Congratulations to the winners of the first giveaway!!! I am super excited about the response to What Goes With What. Thank you for all the lovely comments. I look forward to many more What Goes With What blog posts and giveaways!

Carolyn Montgomery – Doe Fat Quarter Set
Linda Botter – Doe Coordinates Roll Up

Winners have been contacted via email. I hope you enjoy your Carolyn Friedlander fabric which was graciously provided by Robert Kaufman.

Happy Sewing!
~Diana

 

What Goes With What? Doe by Carolyn Friedlander

Doe collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman from What Goes With What.

Doe by Carolyn Friedlander with Solid Coordinate.

Welcome to What Goes With What? I’m so happy to continue color matching designer fabrics. Robert Kaufman has graciously provided all 303 Kona Cotton colors for my happy little color matching needs. Sweet! Right?!

First up is Doe from Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman. The natural earthy palette is clean and simple with a hand drawn character to the lines.

Kona Cotton coordinates for Doe by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman from What Goes With What.

Kona Cotton coordinates for Doe by Carolyn Friedlander.

From left to right, here are the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton colors I chose for Doe.

Kona Cotton Sage, Prussian, Titanium, Tangerine, Latte, Fog, Yarrow, Shadow, Meringue, Cream and Snow.

Doe Coordinating Kona Solids  Carolyn Friedlander.

Picture courtesy of Carolyn’s blog.

 

Carolyn chose a beautiful selection of solid coordinates specifically for Doe The colors are designed to complement the palette. Check here for a list of all the colors in the Roll Up.

Doe by Carolyn Friedlander on the What Goes With What? blog.

Here’s the fun part!!! I have a Fat Quarter Set and a Roll Up to giveaway!!! Leave a comment on the blog about what you would like to make with Doe. I will select 2 winners on Sunday January 25th. One person will receive a full collection FQ Set of Doe and the other Carolyn’s Roll Up coordinates.

Enjoy and happy sewing!
~Diana

Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio

Archer Button Up, Oh how I love thee!!! I count 4 ways so far. My latest in Mammoth Flannel Plaid, 2 using Chambray Union and one in Studio RK London Calling.

Archer Button Up in Mammoth Flannel

I would have to say the Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio is by far the most rewarding garment pattern to make. Yes, it’s a bit technical but each step leaves me feeling like I accomplished a magical feat. Each time, I make the Archer, I rely on the Grainline Studio Sew Along to get me through. Jen’s instructions are broken up into manageable sections that are easy to follow.

The plaid stripes are easy to aligned using Jen’s tutorial online. The center placket was cut on a slight bias for added interest. Truthfully – You don’t have to match those pesky stripes. Pocket? I may have been lazy that day. I’ll go back to add a pocket or two.

I added quite a bit to the length on this Archer. My goal was to wear it with leggings or skinny jeans which means I needed more of a tunic length.

Wish I had cut the yoke on the bias as well. I saw Jen’s tip after I finished sewing up the Archer. Next time…

The Mammoth Flannel is warm, comfy and super soft. At 6.4 oz per square yard it’s a bit heavier than the the 3.8 Chambray Union. Interfacing was used only on the cuffs. I felt they needed just a little added structure for folding the cuffs up.

To get the fit I like, here are the changes I continue to make to the pattern.
1 – Start with size 16 pattern, for bust measurement of 44 inches.
2 – Lengthen the hem line about 2 inches or more for tunic length.
3 – reduce the bulk in the sleeve by cutting the size 12 cuff and grade the sleeves down to match. (The armhole of the sleeve was left at the size of the shirt, size 16. I just tapered it down to a size 12 at the cuff.)

From Instagram #momselfie

I originally blogged about the Archer Button Up at Pink Chalk Studio. And for more info on the other two here is the link.

Happy New Year!
~Diana