Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Today is my birthday. I am armed with a several brand new patterns, a pile of fabric (and then some, but who is really counting), a stack of sci-fi movies, and a gin and tonic. The house is quiet and I'm ready to do some serious sewing.
Several of the local designers in Portland were closing out their leftover fabric on Wednesday up at Modern Domestic. Here is my haul:

The beautiful dusty pink with cameos was from Erica at Garnish.

This is some fabric that I have been trying to sew into dresses for the past year... or more.

I did get one dress done out of the Burda pattern shown. After I constructed it once, I took it completely apart, readjusted the pattern and reassembled the dress. It fits beautifully, and I get many compliments when I wear it. Now I just need to sew up some more. I'm all about the dress. No thought required to dress your entire self. No matching. No trying to find two clean pieces of clothing. Just grab and go.

New patterns from the trip to Fabric Depot today:

Again... the dress... it's all about the dress.

These are a couple of other top patterns that I had. Trying to find something for the pink cameo fabric. I don't think either of these is what I want. I'm going to check Burdastyle later... if I get the dresses done.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

AWOL for a bit...

I have been gone for a bit... taking a break... trying to find some new inspiration... I haven't done a lot of sewing, crafting, or other things. But I have been reading Peter's hilarious blog Male Pattern Boldness

This man is fearless and will sewing ANYTHING in the pursuit of learning to sew... and he's not afraid to post pictures of fit challenges. Peter is a true inspiration.