Warp & Weft Sewing Society - July

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It's so amazing how small the world has been become, how you can connect with people around the world in an instant and share your interests regardless of where you are.  I recently had the honour of making one of these connections with someone who has a passion for beautiful textiles and design.  Just having a conversation with her inspired me to reflect upon what I do and the way I create with fabric.  Her name is Esmari Taylor, the owner of Warp & Weft.  The combination of her passion for fabric and design is why you will find her shop filled with exquisite, high quality textiles.  There's a risk when you buy online because you can't feel the fabric, but with Warp & Weft, you can be confident that you'll receive exceptional quality every time, all wrapped up in a brown paper package tied up with string (which literally had me singing when mine arrived!).  

Warp & Weft goes beyond just stocking their shelves to make sales.  They strive to know the the inspiration and story behind the fabric and honour the process of how the concept is translated onto the fabric.  It's discovering that kind of passion that compelled me to become a member of the Warp & Weft Sewing Society.  And here I am, the newest member, honoured to be given the opportunity to share with you each month how the fabric I receive from Warp & Weft has inspired me to create.


And speaking of inspiration, here are the three fabrics used for my creations this month:



When I saw Bluebird Park Lamp Post Hummingbird by Kate & Birdie for Moda, it immediately reminded me of a wonderful place my family and I visited earlier in the summer.  We stayed at a cottage on one of the beautiful Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia.  Upon arrival, the owners introduced us to the newest inhabitants of their charming cottage:  two baby hummingbirds in the tiniest little nest practically within reach of one of the balconies.  Watching them and their devoted mother was one of the highlights of the trip and a treasured memory of our stay.  

The bold, dynamic Mixteca Chevrona Azul by Eleanor Grosch for Cloud9 Fabrics just needed to be made into a stylish shirt for my boy.  I was very drawn to the mix of colours and the graphic of the design.  The blue and green is such a perfect combination for summer.  It's also 100% organic.

I chose to compliment the prints with Essex Linen in Natural by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  It's a blend of 55% linen and 45% cotton that is so perfect for clothing.  It's soft, yet sturdy, and has less wrinkle than your typical linen.

And with these exquisite fabrics, I made two outfits for my children.  They turned out exactly how I had envisioned, and as always, it's so satisfying when my little ones love their new clothing!!












Tobias' shirt: #20, Ottobre 3/2014, size 110 modified by shortening the sleeves
Tobias' shorts: #27, Ottobre 3/2014, size 110 modified by omitting the elasticized pant legs
Anja's dress: Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids, by Ruriko Yamada, Dress b, size 4

This post is sponsored by Warp & Weft and the fabric used was complimentary.  
All opinions, as always, are my own.

17 people left comments on: "Warp & Weft Sewing Society - July"

  1. Beautiful ensembles, Heidi! The fit it wonderful, and your attention to detail - as always - makes the finish on these impeccable. (The fabric is lovely, too!) Great job! That photo of Anja pecking Tobias on the cheek -- melt my heart. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Yes, I think the photo will find its way into a frame. :)

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  2. floored how perfectly the ribbon matches the hummingbirds!

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    1. Yes, Libby! I was lucky to find it in my stash. It's from l'oiseau fabrics. :)

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  3. these look great! i love the bird print fabric.

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  4. Oh wow, these turned out beautifully Heidi! Thanks so much for the gorgeous post - love hearing about the baby hummingbirds. Very special!

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    1. Thank you so much, Esmari! Yes, it was a special experience for sure.

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  5. Such lovely pictures!
    They look so grown up (and beautiful as always)!
    Need to check the hummingbirds fabric and double check Ottobre 3/2014 - these shorts are amazing :)

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    1. Thank you, Ana Sofia! :) They're growing fast!

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  6. Love this- especially the kiss on the cheek picture.

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    1. Thank you, Emily! Yes, my fave pic!

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  7. Hello Heidi. You do beautiful work! Your children are darling as well. It's always nice to find other Canadian bloggers especially from B.C.
    I shall bookmark your blog ; )

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    1. Hi Carla! Thank you so much. Yes, I love finding other locals, too!

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  8. Beautiful kids, and beautiful clothes Heidi! I love these outfits - especially the shape of the neckline on the dress, and the great knee detail on the shorts. Wonderful!

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  9. Everything about this is stunning!! I bet you are just giddy about getting such phenomenal photos of the two of them together. Beautiful work, as always.....and thanks {I think :)} for introducing us to Warp and Weft.

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  10. Oh my word! Those pictures are the cutest things ever - so sweet! The fabric is adorable and just perfect for those patterns :)

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