Thursday, 26 June 2014

June at Eternal Maker: Nautical

Time for my monthly visit to Eternal Maker and I have been thinking about a nautically themed browse for a while as there are so many sailing theme prints around and I have found a big selection. 
I absolutely love this print; 'Shipshape', Michael Miller 

I love the red and its 'distressed' print style.  I love the simplicity of the boat motifs and the curls of the sea and bird flying over.  I struggle to wear red, especially orangey/red being rather pale, but I think this would make a wonderful dress.  Something full skirted with a little structure- I suggest The Emery, or Simplicity 1419 or 2444- all of which have been made successfully by many bloggers in quilting cottons.  Its a treat of a print!
I am having a similar love affair with this Dear Stella print: Jack and Lula in red.

Its a softer shade of red, I think I could wear this colour rather happily.  And all I said about Shipshape re. dresses applies to this print too. 
I have documented my love of double gauze many times. This pretty, pastel, Kokka double gauze sai-l boat print is perfect for young children- clothing, blankets, dribble bibs, face cloths- all would work with this fabric.

For an instant mix of nautically themed prints, there are some nicely curated fabric bundles available.  This one is 'Natucial but Nice'

Lots of Timeless Treasures prints in their bundle.

And there is Set Sail cheater print in the same range with a bit of everything on!

I also found some clothing patterns with a  Nautical feel. There is Anise by Colette- I think its the double breasted front that makes me think of sailing fashion.

It includes a number of variations, including different sleeve lengths. 
Also by Colette, there are the Juniper pants/trousers.  I don't often make trousers but I do like a wide leg trouser.  These have been in my 'hmm, maybe…' pile for a while now!  The have a proper fly front and I fancy trying that challenge too. 

For the embroiderers amongst you, I couldn't resist the charm of Sublime Stitching embroidery 'Pirates Ahoy!' pattern.

And a little nautical ribbon trim to finish off…

It's a trend that is hard to resist! 
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  1. I love the fish fabric at the top of the 'Nautical but nice' bundle!

  2. I feel I should be singing 'Riding along on the crest of a wave' here :oD


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