Oh Deer & a Coupon Code from Casa Crafty!11:30 pm
Kelley from Casa Crafty asked me if I wanted to be a part of her little series showcasing the laminated fabrics available at her shop and I said yes! Want to see what you can make from laminated cotton?
I used the Echino Decora laminate of these cute stags! The fabric is black with white polka dots, and features white stags all over them, but some of them are hipsters and are wearing red glasses! Actually, maybe they're not even hipsters, maybe they just can't see very well. I'm sorry stags, I shouldn't have been so quick to judge. I was sent a fat quarter of the fabric, and the challenge was on!
So you know, knowing me, I didn't want to stick to what you should probably make out of laminates. Why CAN'T you wear them? Not just raincoats, or things that need to be wiped down or protected, why not make it the *feature* of your sewing? It IS fabric after all, let's use it!
The cool thing is that you can draw on the wrong side! I traced around my pattern pieces. You see I wasn't going to make just ONE thing with laminated fabric. Nope I had plans on making LOTS of things out of it. As you can see above, I traced out quite a number of things, and there is still a good chunk of the fabric left that was free for *something* which made me excited.
Unfortunately time sucks and I didn't get to finish everything I wanted. I did however get to finish two of the four projects I had planned, so let me show them to you!
First up here is a pair of little ballet flats I made Edison. They took me just minutes to make, which ROCKED. They're lined with black denim from a pair of jeans and the outside of them is the laminated echino. I used the Charlotte Mary Janes pattern from I Think Sew. I omitted the strap, and kept tham as ballet flats. I've made this pattern a few times now, I just love it. And Eddie has finally sized up from the size 3 to the size 4.
For Vincent I made another Arsenic Tee, this time short-sleeved, I made the neckband a tiny bit too short so it pulls on the shoulders a bit, but he can still get his big brain in through the neckhole so no worries. The fabric is this thick but very stretchy purple knit I got from the op shop and I used the laminated echino decora as the shoulder panels. I was worried at first about using non stretch on the shoulders, but I did it in the original Arsenic Tee and didn't have any problems
I have a cap and a shirt for Eddie cut out and will be sewing it up this weekend so keep your eyes out for Oh Deer Part Deux!
I think this one is my second favourite!
Check out Kelley's blog, Casa Crafty, for other cool laminate projects!