Guest Post by Missy N. – Sewing with American Jane’s Punctuation fabric collection

At the end of February I ordered 6 yards of America Jane fabric at Moona Fabrics shop on Etsy (Garden in Green and Tudor Stripe Green). Only 10 days later I had an invitation in my mailbox to go to the post office to get my package. It was one of the happiest days in my life and I all forgot about the rain that day, because the fabric was soooooo beautiful!

Only 6 weeks later I already used the fabric to make some very useful or cute things!

At the beginning of march, a little baby was born and she could use this snuggler ’cause she had a hard time keeping her temperature. A year ago I bought Lotta Jansdotter’s book “Simple sewing for baby” and I always wanted to try out the snuggler-pattern. It turned out to be very useful and the American Jane-fabric did the job! Don’t you think?

A cozy snuggler with the outer shell made from the green Garden print

Detail of snuggler - ready to keep an infant warm and secure

 

Because I liked the fabric so much and I could use a blanket too, I made one for myself using the Garden in Green. I saw these blankets on every weblog I was following and this was the result:

Lap blanket with beautiful orange pipingLap blanket in full view

And a few weeks later I finally found a destination for the Tudor Stripes. I made the Reversible Bag, a pattern I found on Very Purple Persons blog, using a Kokka-fabric for the outside, something with orange flowers and the green stripes were perfect as a lining. I also made some matching purses and a pencil case.

Reversible Bag with Kokka fabric on the exterior and green Tudor Stripe on the interiorMatching coin purse - super cute!

Along with these two fabrics I received a small part of the “dots-frabric” from the same collection. I used this fabric to make another pencil case to explain on my own blog how to make an easy pencil case like this. I’m gonna give it away to my readers along with another small purse I made.

Coin purse and pencil case

And last week, I used the stripes to pimp a shirt and put a dragon on it.

T-shirt with dinosaur applique made from the green Tudor Stripe

And on the planning, there is a small garden-in-green-circle skirt for the 4 years old girl next door. Though, I didn’t had enough fabric anymore, so I ordered another 7 yards at MoonaFabrics. Hoping it will be here soon, so I can start making the skirt!

Note from Moona Fabrics: Nele, thank you so much for your time, effort, energy and beautiful photography! We truly love the projects you’ve constructed and are honored that you agreed to write a guest post for us. If you are interested in reading more about Nele’s sewing projects and seeing her completed circle skirt, please visit her blog at http://missyn-84.blogspot.com/2011/04/zsazsa-cirkelrok-1.html .

-Nicole & Sue

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One Response to Guest Post by Missy N. – Sewing with American Jane’s Punctuation fabric collection

  1. boomie says:

    Goed gedaan Nele!

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