Monday, 23 February 2015

In Sewing News Today...

This seems to sum up my weekend.

Would you believe that this was the second weekend where we're under an extreme weather warning with the windchill between minus forty to minus fifty. For the whole weekend. ~sigh~

It was the same as last weekend I went out for lunch with a friend and then to the art gallery. A trip to the art gallery usually helps to jump-start my sewing mojo that has been stalling lately. But it was even too cold in there! Shortly after we arrived, after freezing as we crossed the six traffic lanes to get from the parkade to the gallery, this happened.  

Yup, the fire alarm went off! Don't let those hat-less figures fool you, it was cold outside and then it was cold in the art gallery. I couldn't shake off the chilled-to-the-bone feeling all weekend when a head cold decided to take hold.

Needless to say, there has hardly been any sewing this week. Lots of pill popping, nose blowing but little sewing.

The best medicine came in the form of mail when the absolutely lovely and generous Nakisha sent this pattern my way, Squeealll!

It is Butterick 6185, one of the new spring patterns. It is not even in the stores up here yet! Although I haven't sewn much this week, I have picked out my fabric for this project. A red and white cotton stretch fabric that I found last year, for the dress. And a white denim fabric for the unlined jacket.

I might have to take a break from the vintage spring coat to whip up this outfit. Boy, I can't wait for spring to get here!

In other sewing news, did you hear about the McCall's Pattern Company sew-along?

Are you going to join? I'm thinking about it. I do have enough wrap dresses. There is this woven version and this vintage version. And my absolute favourite and most challenging wrap dress. So why would I want to join in the wrap dress sew-along?

I am hoping for some tips on sewing knits. I have the perfect knit fabric, the same quality as the burgundy coloured wrap dress but if memory serves me correctly the fabric was a bit of a challenge to sew with and I'm hoping for some pointers along the way.

Well, that is all in sewing news today...

Happy Sewing!


  1. Love the red and white material. It will look so smart made into the pattern dress.

    As far as the weather goes we are suffering through it here in southeast Saskatchewan as well. Our son has been trying to get home the past three weekends and either we have a snow storm or a snow storm followed by frigid temperatures. Hope this weekend is much better.

    God bless.

    God bless.

  2. Oh stay warm!! We can't seem to get above zero down here. Ugh.

    I cannot wait to see your take on the pattern! The fabric is gorgeous :) I do NOT need a wrap dress but I might sew one because why not? Right?? Plus I have like 5 yards of this animal print jersey so it should find a home and animal print + wrap dress...


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