Sorry for the short hiatus on our weekly round-up posts. I was on the West Coast for two weeks on a teaching trip and decided to try and unplug as much as possible when I wasn’t in class, which meant I came home to a blog reader with 400 unread sewing blog posts (yikes). My trip was great; I taught at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland and Drygoods Design in Seattle, two incredibly inspiring sewing spaces with strong missions and very tempting merchandise. The weather was fabulous, the company divine (with special thanks to Ebony and Kelly for keeping me entertained), and I will never forget my solo drive up Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, blaring Joni Mitchell the entire time and stopping every ten minutes at every new beach.
Otherwise, we’re gearing up for our new summer pattern, launching in two weeks. I am extremely excited about this one; we had our photoshoot on Friday and I can’t stop looking at the images. We rented a real deal photo studio since our studio is a disaster with my impending move, and I was basically in heaven with all the natural light and professional studio lighting to play with. I’m not sure why I thought launching a pattern and moving to a new home at the exact same time was a good idea, but we’re going to make it work.
Here’s what you’ve been up to…
Totally smitten with this recycled jean jacket from the ever resourceful Carolyn.
Fiona made the prettiest shirtdress ever.
I’m scheming up some overalls for fall; love this pair from Kelli.
Debbie outdid herself with this one….
This seersucker top from Nikki is so dramatic.
Casa Crafty made an awesome bag from recycled materials for a community swap; such a great idea!
Julia really killed the details on this stunner of a dress.
Some helpful tips from Megan Nielsen on using tissue paper in your sewing practice.
Sheryl is one of my internet sewing gurus and she just shared 5 helpful sewing tips.