Today is my turn to participate in a super fun series called “The Fashionable Type” hosted by Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy. It is a series all about letters and words in fashion! After coming up with a few ideas I decided I would try making my own fabric with my new sewing machine! About a month ago I upgraded my little Brother cs6000i to a Bernina 350 SE!! It was such a happy day at my house and I have LOVED figuring out all of the fun little things this machine can do. I have been attending the free classes that came with the machine and at one of the classes I learned how to use the memory and store different letters or stitches to come up with words or patterns. After playing around with it I thought it might be fun if I were to make up my own fabric using this function.
To make my fabric I drew a bunch of lines with a fabric pencil and used those as a guide to “type” the words “I LOVE YOU” across my fabric. At first I was stitching across the entire fabric before I cut my pattern but after about 5 lines I decided I would go ahead and cut the fabric first and then finish stitching. It went much faster this way and I didn’t waste thread. Once I was finished stitching across all of my pattern pieces I was ready to finish my top.
The pattern I used is a self drafted pattern I created a few weeks ago. I have made several of them thinking I would possibly turn it into a pdf pattern but that hasn’t happened yet. It is a racer back style top and such a fun basic for summer I think. I didn’t have my fabric planned out before I started working on this project so if I were to do it again after deciding on using this white and black heart fabric I wish I would have used the phrase “I HEART YOU” instead but I still love it just the way it is. I guess maybe I will just have to make one more.
It’s a pretty basic and simple top but with the fabric choices and red boots I think it makes a fun outfit! But then again, I think red cowgirl boots will make any outfit fun!! Here are some more pictures of my little Layla in her new top. She was feeling pretty sassy in a few of them!
Everyday of this series Stacey is having a giveaway on her blog. Check out the shops in the giveaway below and be sure to enter! Make sure you check out all of the other posts by some fabulous bloggers as well! So much inspiration!
Mon. 5/5- Sew Fine Fabric
Tues. 5/6- Dead Ringer Designs
Thurs. 5/8- Sweet Lucy Jack
Fri. 5/9- Sew Me A Song
Sat. 5/10- World Tangles
Sun. 5/11- Bio ME5