I can’t believe its already June around here, can you? Where did 2013 already go? Sheesh! I’ve been slaving away in my sewing room – no seriously, slaving away. Here’s a small result of my efforts this past week. I’ve been working my way through Janet Pray’s Craftsy class and I’m pretty excited to share my review of the class with you…next week. Sometimes I swear, when I learn new techniques its like before I learned it, I was living in the dark ages of sewing. I’ll talk more about it on Monday.
Today, and every few Fridays from now on (notice I said few, meaning not every Friday), I’ll be doing a link roundup. I know I used to do “Stitching Spotlights,” but I’ve been wanting to change the format up and so I just did. There’s always so much going on in the online sewing world that, really, its just not fair if it doesn’t get more link love from someone and whenever my favorite bloggers round up links on their blog, I always find fascinating new blogs to read and sewing circles to participate in. So here goes:
Project Sewn. People, this was awesome. If you didn’t catch Project Sewn, then head on over and take a look at season one. I found some new stylin sewing bloggers (Sophie from Cirque du Bebe being one – this girl is on fire!!!) and I was totally impressed with the creations, the amazing sewing and it was just plain old fabulous.
Ummmmm…..if you are living in a cave, then you haven’t heard of the new bombshell swimsuit pattern put out by Closet Case Files. It’s totally bombed the sewing sphere (in a good way) and its totally time you all tried your hand at a swimsuit. They are really fun to make and they sew up fast and easy. This reminds me, I still need to show you my green polka dot swimsuit from last year….
Have you seen the latest By Hand London pattern offering? Its a marvelously modern jacket. I’ll admit that while I didn’t totally get into the Elisalex dress and Charlotte skirt, I am all over this pattern. It’s so rad! I want it NOW!
I hope y’all are participating in Karen’s Pajama Party. I am. I already purchased the Tofino pattern (speaking of minx, that Tasia and her patterns) and I’ve already made 4 pj pants. Yup. It’s seriously that great. I was skeptical about another pj pant pattern, but if you’ve tried as many pj pant patterns as I have, and then you try your hand at the Tofino, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Have you seen Thread Theory patterns? They are men’s sewing patterns that boast some lovely classic, yet sleek designs. They have one pattern out at the moment, with 3 more coming soon. Seriously spectacular, considering the sad state that is men’s sewing patterns these days.
That’s all for this episode of Friday Favorites. Do you have any links that you would like to share? Any fun sewing patterns or online sewing news that we should know about? Leave ‘em in the comments! Have a great weekend everyone!