The return of Stitching Spotlights! I love putting these posts together and its been sooooo long since I did one. It’s a wonderful round up to a great sewing/inspiration week in action. I hope you have missed them as much as I have! In other news, it snowed here yesterday and Mr. S remarked on the cold temp outside – a little nudge to get my fanny in gear on his coat I think. I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with some tea, movies/music and my sewing machine. That’s something I haven’t had a quite some time. How’s your weekend shaping up to be?
I chose two amazing garments this week for the spotlighted creations. It’s been so long that I think two is quite apropos. On the left is Karen’s Teases in Teal. Is it natural that I ran right out and purchased the pattern she used immediately afterward. I’m pretty sure its not, but that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately, I have the PERFECT wool crepe for this make. Isn’t Karen’s just delightful? She has such an eye for sweet little details. On the right you see Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic. I love Carolyn’s makes and this dress is no different! I adore the trim around the neckline and armholes and I love it paired with those fantastic gloves. Gorgeous fabric too – Carolyn has a fabric addiction just like me! So glad I’m not the only one! Fantastic and inspiring work ladies!
Do you ever wonder if fabric hoarders of years back actually collected good fabric? I know this might be a fairly weird question, but whenever I go thrifting or to estate sales and such, I rarely, if ever find fabric that is worth having. Lots of polyester but nothing of really good quality. Well, much to my amazement and delight, Andrea posted about her recent fabric and pattern acquisition. And there’s actually liberty of london in the mix. I nearly fell off my chair. I’m sooooo jealous, but have to admit it could not have happened to a funnier cuter gal! Lucky you Andrea – can’t wait to see what you make with it all!
Mim over at MadMim has been hosting a very sweet tiny art week! Its so adorable! I love little things – I really really do! I especially loved this little matchbox idea. I envision a wall full of these with little buttons in them – now how cute would that be in a sewing room?
More inspiring goodness from my reader this week:
♥ Tilly shows us how to pleat a sleeve cap.
♥ I’m a sucker for animal prints and am dying over this fabulous animal print dress from Erika B.
♥ Megan reiterates why its so important to press and iron your handmade creations. So important!
♥ This guest post on chic embellishments is sooooo inspiring!
♥ Did you see this Thread’s article on Firming Up Fabrics w/Gelatine? Amazing!
Here’s to an amazing fall week! Happy October everyone!