April 29, 2010

Stitching Spotlights 4.30.2010



This has been one hell of a week for me. Haven't been feeling real well, hence the lack in posting and such. But I couldn't just miss my weekly spotlights now could I? There is some great sewing going on around webland these days. I mean there usually is. You guys are seriously awesome.




This week's spotlighted creation is from Karen at Did You Make That? A little green to go with your envy for some sewing inspiration. You know what's crazy? I made this dress in green too, if you remember. Great pattern. Great fabric. Great fit. Karen, this is crazy fabulous! So glad you finally got to wear it too.



Have you seen these? They are to die for gorgeous and a perfect compliment to the warmer weather coming up. These flowers are like JCrew worthy if not better, don't you think? Love love love them! I'm sure you will too! And they look seriously easy to make, not to mention so sophisticated and elegant.



Lastly, here's a peek at my next sewing project. I've been contemplating a fitting shell for awhile now. Just to see what it's like. I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot about it. Crazy thing was, I was just about to buy the Vogue one and the pants too (which I still might) online and then I went thrifting and what did I find? Yeah, this perfectly intact pattern, uncut, complete instructions and only a whopping 50 cents. That's right. Now that is what I call a bargain and in my size no less. What luck! And did I mention that there are 8 pages of instructions on fitting and alterations and such? This one is from 1985, however since it doesn't look to have changed too much from the modern ones,  I think it will do the job just fine.

Happy Sewing Adventures and a well rested and invigorating weekend to you!
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12 comments

  1. Love your links. I've also been sick this week, hope you feel better soon!

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  2. And of course I forgot to say I also wanted to buy the Vogue fitting shell pattern. Now I think I'll check ebay and etsy first.

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  3. I was thinking about getting that same Butterick fitting shell. It's the same one shown in their current catalogs. I have the Simplicity of McCalls one but I love the fact that this one has a front zipper closing for easier access since you'll be continually getting in and out of it.

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  4. Wow, Sunni, I learn so much every time I come here! Seriously, I didn't even know what was a fitting shell... I'm so interested!That would be very helpful tool for me! Can't wait to hear more about it here!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I am honoured. Thank you so much for this link and reference and for all your kind words. How amazing that we made the same dress in green. I love your version and I am in total awe at your sewing skills and ability to adapt a pattern.

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  6. Thanks for sharing! Karen's green dress is gorgeous and so is yours. I really enjoy your Stitching Spotlights, I find so many exciting and inspiring new blogs to read this way! Hope you feel better soon, have a fantastic weekend!

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  7. It's totally worth it! I saw a few on ebay that would be perfect. Thank you for the get well wishes! You too!

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  8. Oh my, I love the flower corsages! I will have to make some. I read the tutorial and they seem pretty easy!

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  9. I'm sorry you've been sick! Are you feeling better now? It's been a bad year for sickness!

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  10. I love that music! Who is it singing?

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  11. Hi Peter!
    Its from an "Acoustic France" CD that I have. The group that sings the tune is "Les Escrocs" and the tune is called "Assedic." It's such a cool tune with an easy going yet frenchy sound. Glad you like it!

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  12. Love this dress and the details! You have such a lovely way of presenting your projects.

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