Thursday, June 6, 2013



I'm back from my trip to Hawaii were we enjoyed fun and sun on the island of Oahu.  It was my first experience snorkeling, and I absolutely loved it!  We bought our own gear; matched to our prescription lenses.  We hope to be back to Hawaii soon, perhaps Maui on our next trip.

We stayed in Kailua, but I did manage to make a trip into Honolulu to pick up some souvenirs.  Now for someone who sews, the perfect souvenir is fabric.  Here's some photo's of my Hawaiian fabrics.  A big thank you to Kyle and Shannon for their fabric store recommendations.   Kyle, the timing of your post was perfect, just days before we left on our trip.  I found just what I was looking for...
This first one is a rayon.  I'm hoping to transform it into a Maxi dress; perhaps McCalls 6700, which comes highly recommended on pattern

These next two cotton prints are for summer skirts.  What I have in mind is a simple A line skirt with a yoke.  Hoping to draft my own pattern based on the Craftsy class - Design & Sew your own A Line Skirt.

And finally, these bright cotton prints are going to be lining fabrics for some funky tote bags.  I've yet find the exterior fabrics, but I'm thinking either a dark purple or a silver grey for the mauve one and either a black or dark denim to go with the pink. 
I'm back in Canada now and after several days of rain the sun has finally decided to show up.


  1. Christiana,
    YAY for your trip to Hawaii--I just love it there--favorite place on earth (next to my own home!)
    Glad you were able to get into Honolulu for some Hawaiian-style fabric shopping. :)
    The timing of our trips was really neat.
    Can't wait to see your goodies all sewn up!

  2. Hi Christiana, Such beautiful fabrics-I'm envious. Love the brown one especially but the more colorful prints are terrific too. You will revisit your trip over and over each time you wear the skirt or dress.