Woven Apparel Roundup

During the middle of October 2019 Phee Fabrics introduced Art Gallery Fabrics. As always, Phee strives for greatness and that doesn’t stop with introducing wovens. Currently there are three different bases being offered. 100% cotton woven, rayon and canvas. We will be introducing Art Gallery Cotton Jersey shortly. As well as adding to our collection. 

Using Art Gallery Cotton Woven and Rayon for clothing:

Using Graceful Bouquet in cotton to create The Washi Dress by Made By Rae

The Deer & Doe Magnolia Dress in Flowery Chant Subtle comes in a long or short version, slit or no slit, short or long sleeves. With a drafted hip measurement up to 60″.

The Luna Dress By Violette Field Threads using Powder Bloom and Femme Metale Boho

The Twig & Tale Trailblazer Vest was quilted with 2″ spacing using Dinosauria and Camouflage Pretense. Adding a reversible zipper will make this vest reversible since the lining is enclosed.

Using Delicate Balance Sienna, Delicate Balance Alabaster and Painted Prairie Anthesis to create The Violette Field Threads Pepper and the Little Lizard King Bellevue. This patterns will be featured in sew along hosted by Whitney Decker starting on December 2,2019 in the Phee Fabrics Sew Along Group on Facebook.

What do you want to make? We love seeing hard work and photos on Instagram and Facebook

Melissa

The Sly Little Fox and How She Got Pockets

I made the mistake of scrolling through my patterns and letting my 3 1/2-year-old daughter see the Stitch Upon a Time Riding Hood. She typically doesn’t request items for herself but immediately claimed this pattern as her own and decided she neeeeeded one. I’ve always wanted to make a cute animal poncho for her so between the Cozy French Terry from Phee Fabrics and the Riding Hood poncho. I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to ease into the fall with a piece of warm outerwear.

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Here in beautiful Northern California it may be Fall with a slight crispness in the morning air but during the day it’s still over 80°. I really feel that this foxy little hood is going to be perfect to toss on in the mornings while loading in the car seat and quick to toss in the backpack after it starts to warm up.

I already had my heart set on the Riding Hood but also wanted a fox theme. I searched for the perfect pattern for the ears and tail since I lack creativity when it comes to doing things freehand. I ultimately decided on the Twig and Tail Animal Hooded Scarf and modified the Stitch Upon A Time hood to accommodate ears. For the white I used the Phee Fabrics White Rayon Spandex. I made the tail removable for ease of using the potty.

I thought I had hit the jackpot when it all pulled together so I rushed in my excitement to have Z try it on!!!

“Does it have pockets?”

“No.”

“I can take this off now.”

… the sound of dreams deflating …

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This exchange left me debating. Do I add pockets, lose this battle and risk finding rocks, Legos, acorns or who knows what in my dryer? Or do I win this battle by adding pockets and have my girl love it? Yep, there was no way out of adding pockets!!!

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Since this Poveglia COZY French Terry from Phee Fabrics is already so soft and warm I opted for only one layer and hemmed around the bottom making pockets per the pattern instructions, not really an option so I had to improvise! I went ahead with the pocket facing and used my Cricut to cut a stencil for a sweet little heart pocket adding a girlie touch.

Once those magic pockets were added it was LOVE!!! Snaps make this easy on & off for her small hands and the ease of getting in & out of the car seat so much nicer on my back!

I think this is a winner!!!