An Apple a day keeps anyone away if thrown hard enough!
Hey all! How is it October already?! I don’t know about you guys but I’ve made a start on my autumn/winter wardrobe already.
Recently, Tilly and the Buttons had a sale on specific paper patterns, so i had to have a nosey.
Would you believe i didn’t own either the Agnes or the Rosa so i treated myself to them. I’m normally a PDF lover but it made a nice change to have something physical in your hand and no piecing pages together.
I used many of Tilly and the Buttons patterns before and knew i Size 6 would fit ok for the shoulders and bust and grade to a 7 for waist and hips.
I was kindly gifted this beautiful Breton Apples Jersey in Blue and White from By Graziela fabrics for my honest review.
The Jersey is 95% cotton / 5% spandex
with a nice weight: 220 g/qm, being 1.50 m wide and also to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
It was beautifully packaged, with plenty of ribbon on which my boys nicked to play with the cat with and the handy tote bag has come in handy for quick trips to the supermarket.
If you haven’t come across By Graziela Fabrics before, where have you been hiding?!! They have a fabulous range of jerseys, sweatshirting and Cotton all designed by Nina’s Mum! Here’s a little bit more information about this great Company – Taken from ByGrazieal’s about us page;
Nina and I founded byGraziela in 2008 to relaunch my Mum, Graziela’s hugely popular and iconic designs in Germany.
Since the 1970s, Graziela has been working as a successful graphic designer, designing fabrics as well as bed linens, children’s clothing and dinnerware. Her designs are cult classics in Germany and have won her numerous gold medals from the Art Director’s Club.
With a passion for sewing, and having children of my own, I decided it was time to pass all those lovely patterns on to the next generation. byGraziela has grown into a well loved company with a big following in Germany and I am delighted we are now launching our happy and bold fabric range in the UK!
All our fabrics are based on my Mum’s original designs, sometimes modernised, but still retaining the authentic retro feel.
I hope you love our colourful and happy fabrics as much as I do and create some wonderful things with them.
How nice is that?!
I wish sometimes i would design my own fabrics!
The Fabric was delightful to sew with and even Mr Singer didn’t want to ‘eat’ it either! Upon handling the fabric you know that it was good quality fabric and the print was so precise and colourful.
Since the lines were diagonal i didn’t even bother pattern matching, how on earth was i supposed to do that?! I was definitely not in the mood!
It sewed up really quickly and instead of using threads to gather i just got my trusty dental floss for the sleeve head and used clear elastic for the ruched sleeves.
I made such a rookey error, when i was grading my seams after i sewn in the last sleeve….. i accidentally cut into the sleeve itself which resulted in this!!!
As you can imagine there was a lot of swear words involved and even shared my mistake over on instagram to share with the world no matter how much experience you have sewing, mistakes do happen!
Thankfully, i let myself cool down and called it a night with it. I carefully unpicked the sleeve and cut out a new one with some of the left over fabric. I’m a Yorkshire lass through and through and did some pattern tetris to get the most out of the fabric with some spare for instances like this!
Phew, my Agnes were saved!! No Memade garment isn’t complete without a label! I just love Kylie and The Machine labels 🙂
Here she is paired with sunshine bright Pinafore, the colours work so well together.
Then for everyday wear with jeans and an apple of course!
Now for an sneaky discount and a giveaway!!
To be in with the chance to win 1.5m of any of ByGraziela Fabrics! Yes you heard that right!! How amazing is that?!
All you have to do is comment
on this post.
Giveaway closes 31/10/2020
at 12pm GMT and can be posted withing UK and Europe!
Now for the discount!! Use code ‘Sally10’ to receive 10% off your purchase!
Then follow myself over at Instagram @theyorkshiresewist and @bygraziela_fabrics too
*Disclaimer – I was given this fabric in exchange of my review in form on a blog post*