Welcome to new and old friends! This has been a fantastic week of projects to see at the Say it With Flowers blog hop with our star cheerleaders, Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt! and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. This is a very international group because they opened sign-ups to those outside of North America a day early. Fortunately I got in–I live in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, about 100 km east of Toronto.
I love flowers, I have a huge garden where anything goes–I mix perennials, annuals, and edibles in a big happy family. This past week I planted tomatoes and cucumbers. We also have a pear tree, strawberries, black raspberries, mulberries, and a herb garden. I hope you’ll browse around my site and see what else there is to see.
Of course flowers are an often-used motif in quilting and fabric design, so this theme is easy to follow. I had to think for only a day or two before I remembered the precious floral fabric I had bought from Mad About Patchwork back in January.
Presenting…just for me…my Washi tunic! The fabric is Madrona Road by Violet Craft, which is my absolute favourite.
(I’m so excited, I haven’t made clothing for myself for ages).
This is a cute pattern (you can buy your own pattern here), and there is a lot of ways to customize it and make it unique to you. I chose to do a short sleeve (borrowed from another pattern) and add a faux cuff, which I will show you how to do here.
Turn it back again, enclosing the raw edge, and press.
Sew the this fold with a 1/4″ seam, making sure the raw edge stays encased.
Turn the second fold back down and press. I also tacked the faux cuff in place at the underarm.
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