Thursday, 9 May 2013

staple love

Today I spent a very lovely and much needed sewing day with my sewing bestie Katy, of I'm A Ginger Monkey fame!

Katy has just returned from teaching her now infamous EPP class at Camp Stitchalot in the USA. I'm a bit peeved I didn't go if I'm honest, it sounded like huge fun and there were lots of cool sewing types there! Camp Stitchalot is organised by Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics so you know it's a winner straight away right? 

Next year I'm going. For sure. In fact the thought of a weekends sewing in the warm USA sunshine with lots of my sewing buddies makes me proper smile!!

Anyhow today we sewed and sewed and it was great fun.

We made a good start on Staple dresses for us both. If you don't know the pattern then I urge you to go and check it out here. It's such a wearable, versatile style and the fun you can have with fabric choice is unlimited isn't it?

I'm making mine in the most gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Linen.

Katy is making hers in her signature look, leopard print right?!

I'll fully update you soon once the dress is finished, I've just got the arm casings to stitch on, some shirring on the back of the dress and the hemming to do. 

Yay for clothes making!!

Finally for today here's a snapshot of my now 10 year old daughter (what the what? How the heck did that happen?) opening her birthday presents this morning - its a sewing machine in there by the way!!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Now this a massive finish...

I cannot actually believe I am finally blogging this massive finish!

Hot off the sewing machine around 10 minutes ago is this:

I cannot tell you how pleased I am it's finished and tomorrow it will be packaged up and sent to the lovely Angela Walters to work her quilting magic on it! Eeeep!

When it returns via the equally lovely Quilt Dad in July and I am reunited with this beauty at the Fat Quarterly retreat I will do a full finish post. So for now, safe journeys my gorgeous Swoon quilt........
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