March 16, 2012

Stitching Spotlights 3.16.2012

If you can possibly believe it, I'm now hooked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer - btw, how did I miss this series when I was younger? And well, Buffy and her gang got the best of me and I didn't prepare (as I should have) for last week's edition of spotlights. Blush. Ahem.... So can I just catch up with you for a sec? Last week was nuts. Sleeping  around these here parts has been in serious short supply. Like seriously short. And what with the time change here in Utah, I could start slaying vampires too. On top of which, I'm now already behind in my quest for 3 finished items this month. My little fanny needs to be put in top gear, I think.

Again, I have two spotlighted creations for you this week. Paunnet made up a truly fabulous rendition of a Victory Pattern! Isn't this violet sensation just the bee's knees! The zipper is truly gorgeous (I'm a big fan of seeing well applied zippers, aren't you?) Rachel from Be.Mine. made this truly stellar button up shirt. I've got a hankering for some button-ups and since I've got a pretty good feel for tops lately (what with my line backer shoulders) I'm ready to start making them in plethoras. This one from Rachel is right up my ally. Plus I have a serious soft spot for Rachel cuz she makes clothes that she can wear everyday and that is a cue I really need to take.

What about these lovely arrowhead tacks from Sherry? I can see the goodness for these in several sewing projects. Aren't they just lovely and they add just the right amount of detail and interest without bombarding the admirer with too much, you know, stuff.

I read Off the Cuff, do you? Pamela not only sells fantastic interfacing (I just bought my first bundle from her and can't wait for it to get here so that I can start on a trench-like coat) but she gives you tips for serious shirtmaking, plus other sewing stuff too. She posted this video about how to correctly iron a shirt. Swoon. This guy, and his english accent, with that powerful iron in his hand makes my heart all aflutter.

More lovliness catching my little eye:
✂ I love linen. Especially when it gets wrinkly. So I can't help but want this lurvely dress. Looks terribly easy to wear too.
✂ Don't miss out on part 2 & part 3 of drafting a block pattern from Madalynne.
✂ Lauren, I'm dying for a pair of these. And your Pastille version is just too sweet and fabulous for words.
✂ I always find the mysterious world of tailoring and Saville Row fascinating. Especially with pictures involved.
✂ I'm just about to embark on the dreaded task of adding seam allowances to a pattern - this tip from Pamela looks so wonderful I could cry!
✂ This rule of thumb is so intriguing, I'm dying to try!

Try not to have too much fun this weekend. It's all about work, you know!
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