Tamara Kate fabric >>>>look what I made with some of it!

Michael, aka janomeman, did a great post on 18th June about Tamara who is our spokesperson for Janome Canada and one of our Artisans. Check it out if you missed this post.  I smiled when I read Michael’s post as I too find it exceptionally difficult not to buy an armful of Tamara’s fabrics when I see them on display at shows. They are SO pretty and having 2 little grand-daughters gives me many reasons to buy!

So, yes, I did buy fabric! I think that was last year some time and I finally got around to completing 2 cute little dresses with Tamara’s “Princess and the Pea” fabric design a few months back. I could not resist this design as it brought back many happy childhood story book memories….. The Princess and the Pea was one of my favourite “fairy” stories as a kid. I used a well used kiddie dress pattern I had for the bodice for each dress and then just “ad -libbed” the rest. I lined the bodice with a soft pale blue grey solid fabric so there was no need for bindings or facings on the neck & armholes. The bodices were made with a complementary Tamara Kate fabric and I added a ruffle to the hemline and a sash to be tied in a bow at the back.

The weather is now lovely & warm in Vancouver so my little ones wanted to wear these dresses to school. I tried my best to coax them into a photo op. before school. There were complaints about the sun in their eyes….  but it was too early in the morning for this Nanna to be very sympathetic!

What have you recently sewed for someone you love? 

 

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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One Response to Tamara Kate fabric >>>>look what I made with some of it!

  1. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    First, your little ‘models’ are darling, what cutie pies.
    And second, quite a while back I wrote Tamara a note about one of her first designs and she took the time to write me back a sweet note. So not only does she rep for a terrific sewing machine (yes I’m partial) and designs beautifully sweet fabrics, but she’s very sweet herself.

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