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.

  • Tasia - Oh, the featured dress is so lovely! I haven’t made the Coffee Date dress yet but I want to and this version is gorgeous!
    Rompers are so not my thing, I’m a skirt and dress girl for sure. I bet you could rock it though, that vintage pattern is pretty adorable.
    Have a fantastic long long weekend and happy sewing :)
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  • Alison - I love the short green version of the romper and would love to see what you do with it And those buttonholes are amazing! I love that when they are crafted so well like that they can completely take the garment to the next level.
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  • zoe - make the romper make the romper make the romper make the romper make the romper make the romper make the romper make the romper! You’ll look so awesome! xxx
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  • The cuckoo is a pretty bird - You make me feel like sewing! ALL DAY LONG! Only I can’t as my feral children prevent me by crawling all over me. I am going to have a stab at making the play dress you made a while ago. You look sensational in green. I saw you featured in SEW! magazine and I can’t remember if that’s how I found you or if I found you through a blogland link, but regardless you are in my fledging blogs side bar because I think you are just so bloomin’ brilliant x
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  • Alex - I have that romper pattern! The illustrations are so cute that I want to make one even though it would be a lot of work (especially because I’m very new to sewing) for a garment that I would almost never wear. I got it from my mom’s attic stash – she said she made two of them back in the day. Coincidentally, I just finished my first dress from a pattern–a coffee date dress. The dress itself isn’t totally my style but it was a very good project to learn with.
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  • Adventures in Dressmaking - Those are cute rompers. I see them everywhere this year! I’m not sure I can pull it off…
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