Every sewer has that project he or she knows is going to be a stunner from first stitch. I love and wear the heck out of Aurora Grace, Orla Madison, Carter Rae and most of my other me-mades, but when I put on Cora Gwendolyn, I feel like diamonds. Oh, wait, maybe it’s the bedazzled collar?! Well, I have one of those project on my sewing table right now. It hasn’t been smooth sailing since the beginning – I had to recut the lining last night after it shrunk majorly while pressing and steaming (I pre-washed, but didn’t put it in the dryer). The fabric has the most magnificent selvedge, which I used as a trim in the collar and the hem. See above. I’ll be finishing this weekend and hopefully sharing soon after. As I come close to finishing, I’m thinking about what to name her. Indigo Miller?
I really enjoy reading other bloggers weekly round ups – it’s a great way to find other blogs – so I’m going to continue the trend I started a couple week’s ago and list my favorite posts recently.
Sallie turn 30-years-old. Happy, happy birthday pretty lady! I hope I look as good as you in 3 years.
I opened a shop on Etsy! I’ll have more details next week, but I’m hoping it’s a better location for my sewing-inspired prints than Society6.
Beverly Johnson released another class on Crafsty, Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques. I haven’t taken it, but the women on the Bra Making Forum say that it’s a great resource for bra makers wanting to take their skills to the next level.
Tasha made a tweed Cascade duffle coat.
Jenny gives a glimpse into her sewing space. Take a peek as there are a lot of tools and tips that can help any level sewer.
Her smile is infectious and so is Sally’s happy whale dress.