April 19, 2012
Stitching Spotlights 4.20.2012
You're going to flip out when I tell you that I watched the first season of Downton Abbey in two evenings. I was riveted. Loved it. Favorite characters? I would marry Carsen. Yes. Marry! I ADORE Lady Violet. She is so witty and positively awful - I WILL be her when I grow up! The love story between Mr. Bates and Anna is so wonderful. Tonight, I think I might sit down and watch a few episodes all over again. I'm going to have to purchase season two as it doesn't seem to be on the interwebs anywhere. But what do I care? I have to see season two now. This is life and death, you know. Have you seen Downton Abbey? What are your favorite characters? Any plans this weekend?
Speaking of Downton, I truly hope you didn't miss Lauren's gorgeous titanic ensemble. Oh my goodness, I die! Alack! Beautiful. I do think Lauren would be right at home in this era, don't you? It's stunning Lauren!
I had a very hard time picking between the above creation and Karen's chic blouse, so why not spotlight them both huh? After seeing this beauty, I instantly downloaded the pattern, put it all together (something I LOATHE) and even added the seam allowances like a good girl (something I HATE even more). Then I managed to cut out a blouse in a similar-ish elephant print rayon challis that I've had stashed for sometime. I can't say that I'm done, because I'm not, but the pattern is only 4 pieces! Yay! And isn't Karen's creation just fabulous. Oh Karen - this is simply impeccable! A grand sewing project so well done!
Anytime Pam posts a tutorial they are fabulous! So don't miss this one, especially if you have a thing for getting your garment to look just as pretty inside as out! Awesome tip!
More wonderful things from this week!
♥ Did you see this girl's darling skirt? Oh you simply have to! It's so fab!
♥ I've been daydreaming about shirtmaking lately. This placket tutorial, pattern included, is not to be missed.
♥ I wish I had a sis-in-law like Casey! This dress would have been fabulous at my prom.
♥ If you're a belt-ey person like me, you'll want to make this one from Lauren.
♥ Ever thrift items that are just too short? Here's a tutorial for how to lengthen a hem.
♥ I hope you didn't miss Peter's maternity ensemble for Cathy. What do you think she's having, boy or girl?
♥ Here's a fabulous Princess Seam FBA tutorial for you well endowed ladies. Don't miss Katie's amazing dress either! Perfect for summer.
♥ A great tutorial on spiral steel boning and how to cut and cap it.
Have a lovely weekend!
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