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Lizzy House Fabric: Catnap and Project Round-Up 

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jan 2, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Catnap has arrived! And we are taking the moment to feature items made with other lines of Lizzy House fabric! This post is going to be all about clothing!

The last post (a while ago now) showed some quilts, pillows, and other home goods, and you can read it here.

Lizzy House Catnap

First we swoon over Catnap!

Now let's see some super amazing apparel patterns using older lines from Lizzy House:

Kristin from Skirt as Top made this adorable Star Star Dress from a print from Lizzy House's last collection, Constellation. The pattern is the Georgia Vintage Dress from The Cottage Mama. I love all the little details!

Lizzy House Fabric
photo courtesy of Kirstin

Stefanie from Very, Very Fine made this wonderful baby dress in Castle Peeps fabric. The pattern is the Pretty Party Dress from Prudent Baby.

Lizzy House 1001 Peeps
photo courtesy of Stefanie

Emily from EmmmyLizzzy made this Geranium dress (pattern from Made by Rae) from the Butterflies print from Hello Pilgrim. Catnap includes a selection of  updated butterflies prints!

Lizzy House Butterflies
photo courtesy of Emily

And speaking of Geraniums, Rae of Made by Rae made a super adorable Geranium tunic in this bright print from Lizzy House's Outfoxed line.

Lizzy House Outfoxed
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

Rae also used several Pearl Bracelets to make this adorable Colorblock baby dress.

Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

But what I really wanted to show you from raiding Rae's archives, is that Lizzy House makes adorable prints that can be used in clothes for both girls and for boys. And of course women - it goes without saying, though I will still link to some pictures: (Rae's butterfly washi dress! Rae's dress in Hello Pilgrim leaves!)

Constellation was a great line for everyone (see the star dress above!) and Rae used the teal moon dots to make these shorts from her Parsley Pants pattern.

Lizzy House Fabric
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

She used this Medal print from Lizzy House's Red Letter Day line to make both a bucket hat (pattern by Oliver+S, from the book Little Things to Sew).... 

Lizzy House Red Letter Day
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae
... and a pair of board shorts (the pattern is Board Shorts by  Patterns by Figgy’s) for her son.
Lizzy House Red Letter Day
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

And there are several prints in Catnap that I think will look great on anyone! Unless they're afraid of mice, that is.

And now, what shall we make with Catnap? I know I'm planning a skirt for myself. Whatever you make, be sure to share it with us in our Made With Pink Castle Fabrics Flickr group!

Topics: lizzy house, Made by Rae, Apparel Sewing, Techniques, Fabric

Made By Rae - Made to Measure Skirt Class!

Posted by Megan Emberton on Sep 6, 2013 7:51:00 PM
We are extremely fortunate to have Rae Hoekstra teaching a skirt making class at Pink Castle Fabrics on Thursday evening the 12th of September. Rae is a blogger and pattern designer at Made By Rae (, a popular spot for DIY and sewing tutorials. She also designs for Cloud 9 fabrics, is a Sew Mama Sew Board member, and co-hosts SEMI Crafty meetups once a month at Pink Castle Fabrics.
She will be teaching us to make this super cute Made to Measure Skirt:
In Tsuru with contrast band In Oliver + S without contrast band.
Don't you love how versatile this pattern is? How it is sweet in the floral pattern and so funky in that amazing 1000 Cranes fabric. Gorgeous and organic, 1000 Cranes from Rashida Coleman-Hale's line Tsuru for Cloud9 is now back in stock at Pink Castle Fabrics.
This fun and flirty gathered skirt has a sophisticated flat-fronted waistband, with an elastic casing in the back for ease of fit. Also, no zippers to fight with! It has pockets, and who doesn't love/need pockets? If there is time, Rae will also teach us how to add the contrast band, a skill that will surely lend itself to many future dressmaking projects.
In the class you will be making a pattern using your own measurements on Pellon 830 pattern tracing material a pattern that is not only just your size but yours to keep, so that you may make many adorable skirts on your own afterwards.
Once you are registered, you will need to bring your sewing machine, 1 inch elastic, and 2-2.5 yards of light to medium weight fabric (some types of light weight fabrics we carry are voile and oxford; quilting cotton is a medium weight fabric), and coordinating thread to the class. If you want a contrast band, 1/2-1 yard of fabric will do. The elastic and tracing material will be available for purchase at the store. There are more details on the classes page, just click on the book now button below!
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Topics: Class, Made by Rae, Rae Hoekestra, Apparel Sewing, Techniques

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