Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Any Cup Will Do fabric

On a recent trip to A Scarlet Thread to buy some navy blue cotton thread, I found this cute fabric, among other things.  I always ask if any new tea theme fabric has come in and this is what the sales assistant showed me.  For some reason I thought of the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle”. 

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This is from the Kitchen Collection fabric collection from Michael Miller Fabrics.  It is 100% cotton and it also comes in red (really cute) and green.

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There was a sweet toddler size tunic on display in the clearance section and I knew that I wanted to use my new fabric to make one for my granddaughter.

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One of the nice features of this tunic (on the left) is the way the straps are attached.  You thread the strap through a button hole on the yoke and tie the end in a knot.  I don’t know if you can see this in the photo, but it looks adorable.

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I’m going to use the Any Cup Will Do fabric for the skirt, pink for the yoke and polka dot for the straps.  This tunic pattern should be quite versatile – a sundress for the summer or worn layered over a long sleeve top in cold weather.

Now, let’s see - the red and white would be really cute for an apron, or maybe a tea cozy.  No, no, no!  I really must finish some UFO’s before another trip to the quilt shop.

4 comments:

Joy said...

That fabric is adorable! I have a granddaughter on the way so am about to start sewing again, will be on the lookout for cute fabrics like this.

Angela McRae said...

What charming fabric! I haven't seen this design before, so thanks for the alert. And I trust we'll get to see a photo of the finished tunic once it's all sewn up!

Beth Rang said...

That sounds so cute! I hope you post a photo of it once you're finished!

Marilyn said...

The fabric looks slightly vintage, love it. How fun to make the tunic for your grand daughter. How fun to get to sew for her. I hope I have a grand daughter one day, I would love this pattern and the fabric. Enjoy!

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