More Secret Sewing

Life has been busy at Casa Charise.  I am patiently waiting for our house to be ready to move into.
More sewing has been happening on my secret project,  and today I spent the day creating pinwheels.
This is a small part of a larger project and I have enjoyed it immensely.

Since most of my studio is in storage, I picked my most precious fabric to have with me until I move back into our house.

My favorite fabric used in these pinwheels is the cream ground floral which is from the Lighthearted collection by Kokka.  Designed by the ever talented Ayumi of the Pink Penguin blog.

Fabrics used:
Red/Pink Scallop - Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
Red Strawberries - from Yuwa fabrics
Red Trellis - Hello Betty by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics
Pink Birds - Minny Muu by Lecien
Mini Aqua Gingham - Minny Mikes by Michael Miller Fabrics
Aqua Ground Fruit and Flower Print - Bandana by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda

The Chartreuse apple bowl is a vintage Hazel Atlas piece.

Happy Sewing!



Sewing for myself ~ Magyar Kimono Blouse by Vera Vintage

Hi and Happy Thursday!
I managed to find a bit of time to do some sewing for myself.  This blouse is a vintage 1940's style by Vera Venus.  The pattern is a free PDF download from her website.

I loved the easy style and keyhole neckline and I just happened to have the perfect Swiss Dot Chambray fabric from Robert Kaufman I recently purchased from Imagine Gnats.
I think it will be adorable with a 50's style button up cardigan, jeans and boots.

The pattern is one size and it fits me perfectly - I typically wear a Medium or 8/10.  
This is actually my fitting muslin and it fits well!
I shortened the sleeves a bit and stitched two tucks in the front and back instead of four.
The keyhole and neckline are bound with 1/2" single fold bias tape which I happened to have in my stash.

If you need a tutorial on creating and sewing binding, you can find mine [HERE]

There is an adorable tie neck version of this blouse, which is definitely next on my sewing "to do" list!

Happy Sewing!