April 15, 2010

Stitching Spotlights 4.16.2010

I think it's high time I shared with you some of the stitching adventures/tools/articles that inspire me each week. I think we might have to make a date of it. Meet me here each Friday? Good, let's get down to business.

For your listening pleasure, a little Madeleine Peyroux, whom I recently discovered and has been bringing me much inspiration on the possibility of a drop dead blue dress, perhaps from this sexy vintage pattern featured above.

This fabul-oh-soooo dress is brought to you by Tasia. The Vogue sewing pattern she used was one that I hadn't even considered, but that backless look is so gorgeous! And that fabric, oh I die.....This girl's got mad sewing skills. Simply mad. Have a look here at her review of this pattern.

This article from Burda Style popped into my email just the other day. I've always wanted to try this and might give a very simple pattern a try soon. Inspires me to want to try creating my own perfectly fitted pair of dress pants or skirt and blouse and then share it with y'all. Hmmmm.....

And finally, one of my favorite tools of all time. Ladies and Gents it is with awe and wonder that I bring you, (drum roll please) the ball point bodkin. Run, don't walk, to go get one. Threading elastic through a casing never got easier, turning a thin strap on a dress is all of a sudden simple again. Hip hip hooray!

Just a smattering of stitching here and there. Have a very happy weekend.
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