This project is all about the fabric! The perfect project if you want to give handmade this Christmas, but don't think you will have the time. This scarf is quick and easy to make - you can definitely pull this project off in under an hour!
Made up in the incredibly soft Liberty of London Dufour Jersey, this will be a luxurious gift for someone you love, or a little luxury to cherish for yourself, and when paired with a simple outfit it becomes a stunning statement piece without being overwhelming.
The tutorial gives tips on sewing jersey with your sewing machine - and no fancy attachments or equipment needed!
Today you can save 10% off all Liberty of London Dufour Viscose Jersey in store.
The tutorial will stick around on the website for a while, but the 10% discount on the Liberty of London Dufour Jersey Knit will only last for 24 hours - you've got until 5pm Wednesday 18th November NZDT. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Make a little room in the giving season for you. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a new dress for Christmas day? How about a pair of lovely pyjamas to open your gifts on Christmas morning? What will you wear to the work Christmas party? And then there is New Year....
Today you can save 10% off all paper patterns in store. And why not grab some fabric while you are at it? You've got until 5pm Tuesday 17th November NZDT. Cannot be used with any other offer.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.....
A Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top in Liberty Dufour Hesketh Jersey paired with the Merchant & Mills 101 Trouser in Dark White Irish Linen. Stylish comfort.
Try the latest pattern from Tilly and the Buttons - an Orla Top in soft and light modal by Atelier Brunette. Summer Swoon (yellow) or Nude Facet (pale pink). Dress this up with a pair of skinny evening trousers and heels - casual glamour for the pre-Christmas parties.
The Dress Shirt by Merchant & Mills in European Laundered Linen is another winner for stylish comfort. Just perfect for a southern hemisphere Christmas soaking up the sun. From left to right - Oxblood, Virgin White and Polar Grey.
There's nothing quite like Christmas morning....perhaps yours is filled with excited children at 5am? ....perhaps it's finally a day off! ....perhaps it is relaxing with friends at the beach? ...do you start with a cuppa or a glass of bubbly? Whatever it is, why not do it in a stylish camisole set by Tilly and the Buttons that begs for a little French flair - Souvenirs de Paris cotton lawn, or Garance cotton batiste (red).
What will you make?
12 Deals of Christmas - Day 2. It's time to start getting ready to decorate the house....how about some hand made decorations this year? Each of these little kits comes complete with everything you need to make two felt decorations - including pre-cut felt pieces, stuffing, ribbon and embroidery thread. All you need is a needle and a pair of thread snips.
A no fuss project to complete yourself, or simple enough to share with the children in your life.
Limited stock available, and for the next 24 hours, each kit is only $8.00! That's a 33% savings!
Choose a kit (or kits) from the selection of Heart, Santa, Robin or Reindeer - you've got until 5pm Monday 16th November NZDT.
Kicking of 12 Deals of Christmas is this free unisex apron pattern, plus 20% off all European Laundered Linen!!
This apron is simple, beautiful and practical and it features some beautiful details like mitred corners, reinforced front pockets and a gorgeous cotton tie. This apron is perfect to make as a gift for the foodie in your life (guy or girl), or why not make one up for all the holiday cooking that is just around the corner? You may as well look stylish while cooking up a storm...
The pattern will stick around on the website for a while, but the 20% discount on the Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen will only last for 24 hours - you've got until 5pm Sunday 15th November NZDT.
Because sewing can take a little time, the Christmas Countdown is starting early at Miss Maude. Starting Saturday 14th November, there will be 12 days of inspiration, free sewing patterns, tutorials and discounts to help you get ready for a handmade Christmas. Whether it is a gift for a sewer, a new outfit for the holiday season, hand made decorations or hand made gifts, you will find something to inspire you over the coming 12 days. Stay tuned here, or follow on Facebook or Instagram to be kept up to date with each day's inspiration and special deal.
I now have in store this collection of French inspired cotton tapes - there is twill, grosgain and tubular tapes - all 100% cotton, wonderfully soft and just begging to be used in your next project.
I have just used the red tape in the foreground to make a bold linen apron - nothing like making a statement in the kitchen, yet still being a classic. More details on that project to come soon!
In the meantime, check out the soft but strong 100% cotton tapes here.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.