Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sewing, Thrifting, and an Embroidery Pattern
I set aside Saturday this past weekend to work on something completely for myself. I have been meaning to sew myself some Color Me Retro garments, but hadn't been able to find the time. Seeing Rachel's Washi Tunic put me over the edge, I couldn't put it off any longer! I decided to go with Florette in Sapphire. I've noticed that I wear my navy tops a TON, (for example the top I'm wearing in my head shot in the sidebar!), so I know this top will get a lot of wear.
Rae Hoekstra's Washi Pattern. Last time I made the dress version, but honestly, I very rarely wear dresses. A top is much more practical for me. Thankfully Rae thought of that and included marks for a tunic version! I already had the pattern pieces traced and cut onto Pellon Easy Pattern 830, so I was able to cut the fabric and sew up the top from start to finish easily. I am so happy with how it turned out, it fits like a glove! It just needs a good wash.
PS - I love Easy Pattern, I trace all of my garment patterns on to it and use those to cut out my pieces. I admit I have an entire bolt of the stuff, it's awesome.
Color Me Retro. It's a quick and simple pattern using the backstitch. You can find the pattern in my pattern shop.
Clover Pom-Pom Maker this week! These are so fun to make!
Pinterest last week and came across this tutorial for pet pillows! It reminded me that Christina had made some little softies of her cats in the Fall, and it finally clicked that I had to make some of George! Of course I couldn't make just one. Michael thinks I need to make more. He's claimed one, one is for me, and one is for a friend!
I'll be back to announce the winner of the Indygo Junction giveaway tomorrow!
Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh air
Sound of: Harry Potter 4 Audiobook
Taste of: Cadbury egg
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Wool socks
Good Things about Today:
- Got to the sewing machine today!
- Started practicing free motion feathers!
- George bunny running around the apartment today!