Despite being exhausted and tortured by my Excel class, I'm quite excited today. I have two patterns on the way. And in my humble opinion, I think they are fabulous.
The first is a Spiral blouse pattern from Center For Pattern Design. And the second I found over at Etsy.
I'm super excited about the Spiral blouse pattern and can't wait for it to get here. According to the tracking information, it left Los Angeles on Friday.
This one seems like it might be a challenge, I believe it is one pattern piece if I read that correctly. And after taking an Excel course (there is only so much copy and drag one can take before the excitement is all gone), I need some new excitement in my life and am looking forward the challenge. I think I might save this challenge for when I have some time off work at Christmas break.
What I can't wait to sew is the Advance shirtdress pattern that is on its way.
I have a blue flannel plaid that I'm dying to make into a dress. The fabric doesn't sound interesting at all but it is all about nostalgia. Back in the day when a was a young gal one of my favourite dresses was a blue plaid dress that I picked up from Le Chateau.
I wore that dress to pieces, literally. Well, when I stumbled across a bolt of fabric that reminded me of my much loved and worn dress I snatched up about four metres. This was quite a few months ago. And since then I have been searching for the perfect shirtdress pattern that is worthy of the plaid fabric. This is the winner.
Yesterday, can you believe, I was ready to settle on McCall's 4769. I wasn't thrilled about it but there were some positive reviews for the McCall's pattern that pushed me to that decision. Well, at the fabric store they didn't have my size. How lucky was that!
Today, I stumbled across this beautiful shirtdress pattern. Lady luck is still on my side today because it is in my size. It rarely happens that I fall head-over-heels for a pattern that is also in my size. It was meant to be, don't you think?
Well, that is all that is new in sewing news today.
Today, I spend some time making a couple more pairs of panties. Easy peasy sewing project. The fabric is a 95% cotton / 5% spandex...
Vogue 1503 has been in my pattern stash ever since it was released last year. I've been meaning to make it right away but then I waite...
Simplicity 8529 is the cat's meow. I'm so thrilled with how this turned out and that I have a wool sweater to wear. Seriou...
Today started off with the heartbreaking news that Nancy Zieman passed away early this morning. Back in September, not long ago, she...
Sometimes you just feel like breaking the rules. I made this skirt with out-of-print Vogue 9951, circa 1996, in a canvas, almost ...
Okay before you start to assume I'm an over-sensitive eco-lunatic about natural vs. man-made fibres bear with me for a bit. I actually ...