Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Joining Elizabeth's sewing circle






I was rather tickled this morning to see Elizabeth's Foss's new online sewing circle:

needle and thREAD

My knitting has left a bit to be desired lately, as I have been working on the same grey wimple for months. The good news is I'm on the last leg of the race and will hopefully have something to show you next week for Ginny's Yarn Along.

In the meantime I have lots and lots of sewing projects. Today I cut out a skooter short for my daughter Faith. I love, love this Butterick pattern (3832).




I have been using it for her for years, and even bought the next size up for her this year. I am the kind of person who buys a blouse I like in three colors. I have four pairs of the same capris in three different colors. I am fashionably boring. My daughter, however, is a fashionista, and she would not be pleased with the same skooter skort in three colors.




This pattern is great because it has many variations, all of which I have made enough, or are easy enough, that I no longer have to read directions (which is good because I cut the pieces out with the fabric wrong side out, and now her skooter ties on the opposite side from the one it's supposed to tie on). That makes sewing super fast. I cut this skort out around 4 this afternoon, left for ballet at 5, came home, ate dinner, and finished it by 7:30.




I just picked this book up from the library. It's The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. I think I read about it at someone's Yarn Along and I can't wait to get into it.


Join Elizabeth and friends for more sewing projects and good reads.


16 comments:

  1. Hi, Barbara! I am so happy Elizabeth is doing this. I have the same skort/top pattern for my daughter! I love the sunny fabric you've chosen.

    I could see that you left a comment on my blog, but the comment itself isn't visible -- I am sorry about that! But thank you for visiting!

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  2. I found your comment! Rude blogger put it in my spam folder...I am so sorry! I will take a look at your daughter's dress!

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  3. Oh, you're the greatest! I'm excited to see what you are working on each week! That little scooter is so cute too. She sounds so much like my oldest daughter...

    I also find a top and buy multiple colors...I'm boring too.

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  4. I buy clothes for myself the same way you do...I've made about 8 skirts from the same pattern...different colors...black wool for winter...black linen for summer...etc. The people who sit behind me in Mass must say..."Look she made another one...blue linen." :)) Love the orange floral for Faith's skooter - very summery and happy!

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  5. oh I will need to pick up that pattern for when my little one is older! Thanks so much for sharing.....and done in one day! Love the colors you chose for this as well!! Happy sewing!!

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  6. My sewing projects seldom come out so cute and are never done in a day! I am in awe!

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  7. I enjoyed The Kitchen House...there is another one that was recommended called The Seamstress -- I think centers around the Holocaust. I think it may even be a true story.

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  8. what a gorgeous skort!! Here is my sewing link (I also posted several dresses I made on Tuesday): http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/bell-bottom-baby.html

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  9. I'm glad you found the comment, Jeanine. I've been having problems with blogger and he always puts me in the spam box!

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  10. Cheryl, except you make beautiful things! I don't sew for myself, though I did buy a blouse pattern for this summer. We'll see...three blouses...one pattern!

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  11. Thanks, Alisa, and thanks for stopping by. :-D

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  12. Jenny, that is truly the benefit of making the same thing over and over. Eventually I learn!

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  13. Thanks for the tip, Julia. I will look for that one. Good to see you again -- it's been a while.

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  14. HannahW, Thanks for stopping by. I love what you did with those pants. I will keep that in mind. I bet my daughter would love ruffles!

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  15. Pretty!! Love the fabric & the color.

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I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!