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:
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.