Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sewing book shopping...again

Dear Readers, please let me introduce you to my newest sewing book purchase: Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S fame. It just hit bookstores earlier this month and I'm already in love. Read more about it after the jump!

First on my must-make list is this sweet little hat. Abner needs a new sun hat, so this fits the bill nicely. I've already got my eye on a few of the new fabrics in my stash to put towards this project. I love the idea of dressing my kid in something that no one else will have!

I seem to have a thing for little hooded capes these days. This is the second book I've purchased recently that has a pattern for such a project. Since this pattern is in English (and looks stunningly easy), I think it will win out over the Japanese pattern I found last month.

I'm completely drawn to the simplicity of this quilt. The white is a little impractical for my tastes, but I find the semi-transparent overlap effect with the colours so clever. Colour combining is my favourite part of quilting, so I know I'll have a blast picking out just the right shades for this one.

And this bento box carrier is just insanely adorable. The whole thing opens up and becomes its own place mat as well! Cute and functional...I like it!

I'll be whipping this one up for Abner for next winter for sure. She has a store-bought little bear hat at the moment, but it won't last until next winter. I'd been looking out for a suitable pattern so I could make a new one and am totally excited to give this one a try.

Psst...did you hear? Liesl also just launched a new collection of clothing patterns for women called Lisette. Sweet! Can't wait to get my hands on these!


  1. very adorable patterns. we've gotta do another crafternoon - I'll supply the bevvies if you give me a tutorial for my sewing machine!

  2. love the bento box carrier, kim! pls let me know if you ever decided to make that :D

  3. i need to get this book! it looks fabulous. i saw the Lisette patterns a short while ago, and am dying to try them, too. Oliver+S patterns are by far my fave kids' clothing patterns, and i can't wait to see the detail that liesel brings to adults' clothing!


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