May 27, 2010

Stitching Spotlights 5.28.2010

I'm wishing you all a very long and wonderful weekend with lots of sewing and new adventures in dressmaking. It will be a super long weekend for me as I'm taking Memorial Day off and the day after. Much sewing will be done. I'm almost finished with a simple blouse from a vintage 1980's pattern and trousers are next up on the list. Happy, happy sewing.

This week's spotlighted creation is from Threadsquare. I love the fabric she used for this Coffee Date Dress. I've liked this pattern, but haven't seriously contemplated making anything from it yet. I love this rendition in swiss dot, but then again, I'm a serious swiss dot fan. Oh and those shoes are perfection, as is the belt. So so fabulous! I'm already thinking of my own swiss dot coffee date dress. Completely inspired... and jealous that it's not mine.

I've been trolling around looking at tailored buttonholes and found this gent's beautiful photos and posts of some of his gorgeous handmade tailored buttonholes. Oh my goodness! This is definitely love at first sight! Simply breathtaking and such an ornament for a coat or jacket, let alone any other garment. Definitely have a look at his video and have a read here for more on this art. Haven't been able to find buttonhole gimp, but here is a site that sells some lovely buttonhole twist in superb colors.

I've been contemplating rompers lately. Found this sweet vintage pattern for $1.00 and am seriously considering giving it a go. Summer is just around the bend and I think it will be the perfect complement to warm weather.

And there you have it! That's a wrap of a week. Some strawberry shortcake definitely in the forecast this weekend along with a nice long soon to be summer nap. Happy weekend.
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