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November 1, 2022 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For this project for the Fabricville blog, after much deliberation I finally chose to use this 21 wale printed corduroy.

May 31, 2022 by Melanie for Following The Thread
For my latest Spring/Summer Fabricville project, I decided to make a dress! I found this glorious cotton, Honey Bloom, designed by Laura C Mayer for FIGO Northcott fabric. I matched it up with Butterick 6725, since with a crisp quilting cotton, I always prefer a design that has no gathering or drape. A sleek pattern takes advantage of the qualities of a cotton and so this dress, with panels and a slight A-line skirt, seemed perfect.
November 2, 2020 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For my Fall project, I decided to make a Jalie set — two patterns from their spring release but made Fall-friendly! I chose to make the Jalie Bianca (a pattern I’ve been eyeing for a while now) in Feather Wale Corduroy — I chose Eggplant, but there are tons of colours to choose from in this beautiful fabric.

April 27, 2020 by Melanie for Following The Thread

 

What better to do while you are required to stay home than tackle a more complicated sewing project? Well, fortunately for me, I’d received this Vogue 1671 and this absolutely glorious viscose poplin as my latest Fabricville blogger project just before this lockdown started. So I had a more difficult project waiting for me!

October 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

My latest Fabricville blogger’s project is the cat’s meow! I used McCalls 7992, a Laura Ashley pattern, and added this Cat Happy Printed Cotton (SKU WR704-014) to come up with a dress that is just purr-fect.

April 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For my most recent dress for the Fabricville Bloggers Project, I chose this very sweet McCalls 7834, Laura Ashley design. I had my eye on View B (the blue one in the middle) as the most likely to suit me.

November 21, 2018 by Melanie for Following The Thread

Upon seeing this wonderful cotton lycra knit print in the Fabricville online shop, I knew I had to make something that would highlight the scribble print — as a sewing librarian, I have a real weakness for any kind of alphabet/text based print. I used this charming fabric to make my first ever Marcy Tilton pattern, Vogue 9329, which is rated “easy”. 

May 14, 2018 by Melanie for Following The Thread

I’ve been working  away on a new Lisette pattern, Butterick 6567. I liked the potential of this pattern when I saw it,  the contrast yoke offered some possibilities.

January 16, 2018 by Melanie for Following The Thread

This is my latest make using a gorgeous Fabricville velour. I used Vogue 9275, a wardrobe pattern, focusing on View B, the tunic.

July 25, 2017 by Melanie for Following The Thread

I saw this gorgeous linen-rayon blend ages ago and was  thrilled to be able to get a length of it along with the newish McCalls 7597 for my new experiment…

March 31, 2017 by Melanie for Following The Thread

As Spring approaches I’m trying to hurry it up by making a warm weather dress, from bright red quilting cotton featuring playful mice, of course! Unfortunately making a cotton spring dress means I had to wait a week for a day suitable for outdoor pictures after finishing it.

December 12, 2016 by Melanie for Following The Thread

My latest project was supposed to be a Fall shirtdress…

June 1, 2016 by Melanie for Following The Thread

 

I am declaring this the summer of the shirtdress, to help me overcome my fear of buttonholes and to challenge myself a little!

April 4, 2016 by Melanie for Following The Thread

Sometimes the fabric decides the dress. I saw a quilting cotton at Fabricville.com, called Mallowway Green Diamonds.  It reminded me of