February 9, 2012

Stitching Spotlights - 2/10/2012

Yay! It's Stitching Spotlight Friday again! I actually love rounding out the week with these. It gives me a chance to go back and look over things I've found and been inspired by. Soooooo much happens in one week, its crazy! Friends, you've been seriously inspiring this week. I'm definitely feeling the Sew Grateful love! Yay! Now don't forget, today is the last day to enter the Sew Grateful Giveaway here at A Fashionable Stitch. Don't miss out on the other giveaways going on around the interwebs too.

This week's spotlighted creation is from Lauren. I nearly fell off my chair with delight for her Renfrew. She's got style, she's got class and she's now got one fabulous tee! I adore the chevron effect she created with this striped fabric, not to mention she really got a great fit! Gah, she's a knit fabric genius! Fabulous Lauren!

This post on how to use a thimble properly was practically a revelation! I now realize that not only does my thimble not fit me, but there are serious benefits to using and getting used to a thimble. Check it out!

These tips for using up your fabric stash are invaluable. I have so much fabric and with some of it I have that weird feeling like "Oh I could never cut into it, its just far too pretty".... Weird huh? Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem. One goal this year, along with 3 sewn items per month is to use what I have. I'm doing OK, but I could do better.

V-day is coming up! Why not give yourself a little valentine by making over a sweater? Isn't this just darling? I love what Casey's done here. So cute! And the perfect thing for February!

More inspiration catching my eye:
Aren't these just the perfect spring accessory for say, your sewing space? So cute!
I love this outfit. Gorgeous. I need that skirt. Now.
I loved seeing Karen's post on her experience seeing couture garments. Jealous. They look positively gorgeous!
Isn't Sherry's dress just beautiful?! I love her socks too! So retro!
Check out this article on how to make gorgeous ribbon trim!

Happy Weekending!



  1. Thanks ever so much for including my embellishment tutorial in the roundup! ;)

  2. Lauren's Renfrew is awesome. Makes me want to make this top, like, right now!

  3. Oh gosh, how did I miss Laurens awesome chevron T??!!!!! Thanks for highlighting it, I'm off to read all about it!

  4. You are definitely NOT the only one who hates to cut into pretty fabric. I have to keep repeating myself: "This was meant to be used. This was meant to be used!"

  5. Thanks for the shout-out, lady! Hopefully gonna be churning out some new Renfrew tops this weekend :D

  6. I have a few "too nice to use" fabrics but I know I will eventually use them when the exact right pattern turns up. I do try to remind myself that there will always be more fabric.

  7. Ooh thanks for the lovely mention Sunni! I loved Lauren's top too, and am so envious of Karen's couture experience as well. Off to check out the other links now!

  8. Hello

    Thanks so much for posting my thimble tutorial, and also a couple of weeks ago, my bra recycling idea. I've got another amazing tutorial coming up!


  9. Thanks for the roundup! That sweater is just adorable... One of those very simple ways to take a basic and kick it up a notch... I may have to try this!

  10. Oh, wow! Thanks for the shout out!


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