cute fabric for a cute project

I sew. I would like to say I sew a lot, but sadly that wouldn’t be true. I sew a fair amount though, and a variety of items from bags to aprons to dolls to puffs, my current favourite! I’ll sew pretty much anything I fancy or I’m asked to, but… I have never ever sewn clothes.

In 2010 (or was it 2011), I had a new year resolution to make myself a skirt. Turns out new year resolutions were boo and that never happened. This year I’m setting monthly goals which is really working for me; as a result, July seems to be the month which will see me sew my first piece of (hopefully) wearable clothing.

A Friday evening at the bookshop and I came home with two books. I knew which item I’d sew first before I left the shop - a tunic. That Saturday I found the adorable fabric above and it was magic! Even though my original plan was to use a light coloured fabric, the minute I saw those white flamingos on navy… Yep, you know what happened!

Let the fabric cutting begin!


  1. Adorei o tecido, é lindo! Vai ficar uma saia linda, de certeza!

    Eu ando com uma saia de linho para acabar... desde 2011... está a meio...

  2. I can imagine you wearing it already. Good luck with this project LMJ! Simple, stylish, classic, yet making me smile because of the pattern: it will be lovely, that's what I know for sure :)

  3. que emoção!! depois mostras a saia sim?

  4. Então é uma saia ou uma túnica? :-)

  5. Naná, ei! kumpel e Joana - vai ser uma túnica. A minha primeira ideia de roupa há mais de três anos foi fazer uma saia, mas essa ideia esmoreceu e foi substituída este ano por uma túnica :)

    Muito obrigada pelo incentivo e quando estiver pronta, coragem permitindo, mostrá-la-ei!


    Cococita: thank you for the support on everything I do. You're such an inspiration to me!! xx

  6. This fabric is so cute! I'm trying to sew at least one thing a month and that has been a fun and achievable goal for me. :)

    P.S. I can't wait to see how your Sorbetto top turns out too!



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