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Final Warp & Weft Sewing Society Post

Friday, December 19, 2014
One of my favourite online fabric shops is closing its doors. It's been a wonderful experience to be a part of theWarp & WeftSewing Society and have the opportunity to create with the beautiful textiles made available through Esmari's shop. I wish her the very best as she moves on to other endeavours and look forward to what she will bring to the design world in the future.

为我的经纱和纬纱缝纫社会项目中,我做了these adorable coveralls for the newest member of our family: my cousin's new baby girl born last month. I cannot wait to see her try it on Christmas Eve. The fabric selections are Essex Linen and Enchanted Forest Tiny Floral, both of which are no longer available, however, there is still some inventory left as part of the huge clearance atWarp & Weft.

Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls Book Review

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing theSew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girlsbook byTuttle Publishing. Having throughly enjoyed the other titles byTuttle Publishingin my sewing book collection, I was excited to dive into this one.

As described by thepublisher:
"Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY sewing favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki's simple mix-and-match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they're both cute and comfortable.

Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. Araki provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame."



Five and Ten Designs Sale

Friday, November 28, 2014

It's Black Friday, and that means there's a Holiday Thank You Sale atFive and Ten Designs. These sales are rare, so this is a great time to get theVolume One & Two eBooksat this discounted price.

Bubble Pocket Shorts Pattern Re-release

Friday, November 21, 2014
TheBubble Pocket Shortspattern is back! So, what's changed?
  • More sizes! Now includes sizes 6 months - 12 years.
  • Pattern sizes are colour-coordinated and have individual line styles, so you can print in black and white OR colour
  • Clear instructions for printing only the sizes you need using PDF layers
  • The update no longer includes the sailor version, but you can still get the original pattern at no extra cost if you purchase this updated version. Just pop me an email and request it (eleganceandelephants@gmail.com).

没有什么陈ged?

Super cute, unique shorts with big pockets!

Warp & Weft Sewing Society

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For this month'sWarp & Weft Sewing Societyproject, I enjoyed sewing one of my favourite original designs using some beautiful prints from theBungalow Collectionby Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabric.

I couldn't wait to sew up a pair of the newly improvedBubble Pocket ShortsinBungalow Swallow. The deep purple print is so lovely and paired with some tights, it's a perfect outfit for fall.Empress Grasswas used for the waistband facing to complimentBungalow Swallow.









The new Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern is scheduled to re-release on Friday, November 21.

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

Betty Skirt Tour

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Today, I have the pleasure of participating in theBetty SkirtTour. This pattern is designed by theShaffer Sisters, of whom I am a big fan. You may have seen them on Project Run and Play or the beautiful creations they have made with some of my designs. Their sewing always demonstrates their amazing skills and eye for detail, so I wasn't surprised by the high quality of their first pattern.

Coming Soon

Friday, November 7, 2014

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