Make it pink

According to Wikipedia ‘fuschia is a vivid pinkish shade of red named after the flower of the fuschia plant, which took its name from the 16th century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.’

For the make it pink project sewn challenge I thought I’d use something with fuschia/pink/rose/magenta/blush/coral tones from my stash. Purchased from Tessuti some time ago.This pretty voile has a Hawaiian theme, lots of shades of fuschia and lovely turquoise accents.


I’ve just bought the Sewaholic Renfrew and haven’t  tried it yet with a knit, which of course it’s meant for.


I thought I’d see if I could get away with using a woven and thought it might work if I cut it generously, especially as the material is so light. If it didn’t work I could always put a zip in, though that wouldn’t be ideal in such a light voile. Luckily it did work and I can get in and out of it. I will definitely try the pattern using a knit.

I used french seams:


and bias binding for the neck, arms and hem:


Here it is with a pencil skirt I made last year.





2 thoughts on “Make it pink

    • I was a bit amazed that it worked, so will probably try it again. I’ve never actually sewn with a knit! so I’m a little apprehensive. I think the Renfrew will be a good place to start.


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