Monday, 9 September 2013

Sew sew modern / a little bit retro

This weekend I finished up my items for round 3 of the Sew Sew Modern swap.  My partner this round is very very talented - I was looking through her flickr photostream this week and realised I would definitely have to bring my A game!

retro sewing machine cover

I'm really pleased with how my items turned out and I hope my partner likes the slightly retro vibe.

modern sewing machine cover

I used the Beyond Measure pattern from Bloom and Blossom to make this sewing machine cover.  I thought it might be quite tricky since it looks so fancy with the piping and everything, but I found it remarkably easy to put together.  I think this is partly down to a really well designed pattern, and partly because I have been sewing quite a few 3 dimensional items lately.

I altered the measurements of the sewing machine cover slightly to fit my partner's sewing machine - I always think the mark of a good pattern is that it's pretty easy to customise to suit your requirements.  I also deviated from the pattern in my use of interfacing etc.  The pattern calls for fusible fleece and one layer of heavy weight interfacing - I had medium weight interfacing on hand so I interfaced both the exterior and the lining instead.  I also omitted the fusible fleece - I just really don't like working with it!  If I were to make this again, I would probably include a layer of cotton batting (I always have odd shaped pieces lying around), but it certainly has enough body without it - in these photos it is standing up by itself.

retro modern type text fabric

For the co-ordinating small item I made another 7" fabric bowl using the nesting fabric bowl pattern from a cuppa and a catch up.  I was inspired to add the binding around the top edge by these ones amy/badskirt made.

retro modern fabric bowl 

I'll be sending these lovelies off to my partner this week - can't wait for them to arrive!

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26 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

They look fantastic Adrianne! I made my machine cover using that pattern, and I would have to agree it is an extremely well written pattern. Lucky partner!

Tamie said...

I wish I was your partner! Your swap items are so pretty.

Salsy said...

Lucky partner indeed. Love the machine cover especially. Excellent!!!

jeifner said...

These are so fun! Love the bunting, the vibe and the typewriters.

Lyndy at Stitchbird said...

Love it - I think I may need to make myself a sewing machine cover. I have my yarn dyed essex linen. Mmm what to do?

Patchwork and Play said...

No, I could not possible send these away! You are very generous with your skills and gifts!

Elmosmate said...

Lovely items, your swap partner is very lucky.

dutchcomfort said...

Love the sewing machine cover Adrianne! I should make one for my machine, I still use the soft plastic cover. The nesting bowl looks awesome too! Have a wonderful week!

Leanne said...

What lovely work, I would sure love to receive those in a swap. I love how the piping and binding match.

MsMidge said...

That is THE most gorgeous sewing machine cover ever!

snips said...

Awesome! Love both so much, but that bunting on the sewing machine cover... perfection!

Amy Given Sewist said...

These are really cute!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Lucky partner, these are gorgeous!

maria said...

They're incredible, what a lucky partner you have.

Hilary said...

oh they're so cute!

Dominique said...

I'm loving the textured gray and the bright orange polka dots. Oh, and the typerwritter and sweet bunting... very, very nice!

Carla said...

How cute are those! You did a beautiful job

Jillian said...

That fabric is very cool. Nice work.

Beth said...

What a lucky partner!! Those both are awesome!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Um, your typewriters are too cute! These pieces are so great, who wouldn't love them:)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I haven;t seen a sewing machine cover that I like ... until now! love the complete look, especially the piping :)

quiltswithpersonality said...

Your sewing machine cover and bowl is fabulous....love it. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Quilt Story. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Cloud CouCou said...

That sewing machine cover is AMAZING, very original :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Fantastic and beautiful set! Your work looks very professonal and your fabric choises are perfect! x Teje

Schulz Family said...

Wow whoever is your partner must like these. They are amazing

Carolina Mondello said...

Totally love the sewing cover and am using this as my inspiration for my first ever proper sewing project. Hoping I haven't bitten off more than I can chew but I do like a challenge! Could you tell me what the grey main fabric is please - it's gorgeous!