January 19, 2012

Stitching Spotlights - 1/20/2012

Gosh! I can't believe the week went by that fast. Sheesh! Already Friday. Do you have any great plans for the weekend? We celebrated Mr. S's birthday last weekend and so this weekend we're taking it a bit easy. I'm working on my green ponte knit dress - same dress pattern as my denim shirtdress. I have a plan to whip out at least 3 garments each month this year and its going to happen, or else....

I wanted to spotlight a few new additions to the shop this week! I meant to do this in a different post, but you know how it goes. The week sometimes slips away from ya. Anyways, I've finally got my shipment of wooden pressing tools in. I've had the point turners and pressers for awhile, but now I've added clappers and the two in one point presser and clapper (WOW! OK, I just sold out of the point presser and clappers, but friends, don't worry! I just put in another order - they'll be back in stock within the week!). I'm pretty impressed with them myself. They are rather fabulous and can I add, hard to find. These little ditties were not the easiest things to get my hands on. But I'm pretty sure they're here to stay now. Yay!

This week's spotlighted garment comes from Lavender over at ThreadSquare. Ummm.... she hand worked the buttonholes on this blouse. I have a thing for those if you remember and I seriously think the world of anyone that at least gives them a try! Her buttonholes look marvelous as does this fabulous blouse! She used crochet cotton for her's - a great idea. Take it from Lavender (and me) do not try these bad boys with embroidery floss - its a very hateful experience. Amazing work Lavender - you're a peach in red.

This fabulous-ness flashed through my reader this week and I can't decide which I love more - the beautifully tailored suits or the masks. There's just something about a man in a good suit that makes me a little weak in the knees. But gosh, a guy in a suit with a mask - does that mean they wouldn't talk back? I faint...

More inspiration that's caught my eye this week:
✂ Did you catch this girl's masking tape dress? It's rather amazing, do check it out.
✂ I die over this girl's tailored jacket. Leopard print lining is a must for at least one garment, I think.
✂ I'm so jealous that I don't have this fabric and even more jealous that this delightful top isn't mine. Just fuming green with jealousy.
✂ Don't miss Casey's post on what to look for when you've got a thing for vintage style shoes, but you don't have the budget for them.
✂ I. Love. This. Coat.
✂ Doesn't everyone need a stuffed mustache?
✂ I nearly fell off my chair with laughter after reading "i almost wrote your name on my spelling test."
This is something to keep in mind the next time you're sure you cut something on grain but the print is obviously off grain.
✂ How cute is this applique? Something great to keep in mind for Spring for sure.

Have a lovely weekend!



  1. Great links! I made one of those bow-front tops recently... they're so easy to put together (I made mine without a serger with no problems), and they look great!

  2. Omg i wish you would've had that when i ordered the bamboo presser a couple of weeks ago. My january sewing budget is done so i hope you'll have one left in stock in february...

  3. Wowzers! Besos, Sunni :* Those suits and photographs are incredible. Killing me, and I must forward them to my friend, who will wish he photographed them! Also, the small print off grain tip? I'm the pattern matching fool who'd do it backwards.

  4. Ooh, and a point presser/clapper has been on my wish list for a while now. Yay!!!

  5. Oh snap! I'm so glad you got those point presser/clappers in your shop! I already have one, but I love telling other people what they need to add to their sewing arsenal, and now I have a legit website to direct them to for purchase :) Yay!

  6. Are the point presser/clappers already sold out?

  7. Crud! Yes! But not to worry, I'm putting in another order today!

  8. Lavender's handworked buttonholes are amazing!

  9. Thanks so much for including a link to my shoe post--I'm honored! :)

  10. Thank-you for the links! Very fun to look at :) As for the suits *drool* pure genius. Have you ever watched the TV show White Collar? He always wears fantastic suits!!

  11. thanks so much for featuring my student's note, haha! i thought it was hilarious, too.

  12. Sunni, thank you so much for posting my red jacket!! Also - I really love these inspiration posts - they've introduced me to so many great blogs! How amazing is the masking tape dress! And that girl is in high school!
    I will be checking back for the point presser/clappers - I need me one of those :)


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