Sunday, November 26, 2017

Rayon Jacket

I love being an Island Batik Ambassador.  Twice a year we Ambassadors receive a box of fabric to create with.  The last Ambassador box had a gift of 2 yards of batik rayon.  Mine was a deep blue and was beautiful!  I haven't sewn clothes for years and never any clothing with rayon, so this was a new experience.  I love batiks, so was super excited to make something I could proudly wear!  I knew right away I wanted some kind of an open shirt/jacket and found a pattern I really liked.  I did have to do some alterations, but I am happy with how it turned out and look forward to wearing this many times.

I do need to mention that I did pre wash this fabric several times.  This is a deep blue print and had a lot of dye in it.  So be aware and pre wash before cutting your rayon fabrics.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Quick Gifts

 Everyone needs a quick gift once in awhile - especially around the holidays!  Several months ago I had some leftover Island Batik fabric and decided to make some little zippered pouches.  I tend to shy away from projects with zippers, so thought these would give me some extra practice.  I found most of the patterns for free on the internet.

These little pouches went together quickly and they turned out well.  I hope you can have fun with some small gift projects.  They are fun and a great way to use up some of those lovely leftover fabrics.