Sunday, June 27, 2010

A day in Seattle

I'm driving up to Seattle for a fitting class at Nancy's.  But first lunch with Sis.  She has some show-and-tell fabric, plus a pretty cotton (for me!).  Here are some pictures of Sis's latest creation.

It's a seersucker from Mill End in Portland,  Butterick 5300.  And look at these lovely details!

The ribbon is perfect!  I wish I had thought of that!

Later in the day

Oh, crumbs!  The class was cancelled because not enough people signed up.  Oh well, Sis and I had a good lunch at Queen Anne Cafe, followed by a lovely shop at Nancy's.

Sis has been organizing her sewing room.  She loves making labels.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some pictures from the Taste of Tacoma

On a refrigerator truck:

Outside the necessary facilities:

Annie and David had a lovely time at the Taste.  Annie had grilled salmon atop a salad with pomegranate dressing (perfect with salmon).  David had bacon wrapped tuna bombs.  Lunch was followed by a walk through the rose and Japanese gardens.  Sadly, there were no pretty summer dresses.  Maybe because, typically, the sun never actually came out.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lovely roll ends from Emma One Sock

I bought a couple of lovely roll ends this morning from Emma One Sock.  Take a look at this gorgeous cotton/silk!
photo courtesy of EOS (

And this organic linen:

photo courtesy of EOS (

Aren't they beautiful?  Not sure what I'm going to use them for, but it will be something lovely and summery.  I see myself cruising the Greek isles wearing things made from these!

Here's the Conversation Print blouse, just finished (also Emma One Sock).  I'm thinking of wearing it to the Taste of Tacoma tomorrow.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sis's friend's vest

Sis just finished this vest for a friend.  Here's a picture of the finished product before pockets.

And here's a picture of her beautifully done flat felled seams

Lucky Sis's friend!  Don't we all wish someone would make us lovely presents like this!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fitting woes

I have been working on the Burda jacket pattern, and it's breaking my heart.  Yesterday I altered the pattern and this morning I sewed the muslin.  Big crappy flop.  The back is too tight, the armholes way too tight, and the darts are about an inch too low.  And there are probably other things wrong that I haven't even discovered yet.  It's enough to make you stop sewing, forever!  Well, it really just needs more work, which I'm not in the mood for.  Fortunately, I have another project going.  I bought a gorgeous silk/cotton print from Emma One Sock.  I'm going to use the Louise Cutting pattern once again, because I know it will fit (!!!) and because the simple uncomplicated cut will show off the print beautifully.

Altering the Burda pattern, take one: