Hi all- we're nearly to Spring and I couldn't be more excited.
Well, actually yes I could be- I definitely could be MORE excited, especially if Superman walked into my sewing room with arms full of Nani Iro fabric and fresh rotary cutting blades. A ten pack. Of blades.
The skirt with pink tights is a Liesl and Co pattern called the Everyday Skirt. It's easy! It's fast! Perfect for using that extra special fabric in a totally wearable way. The flat front waist band is flattering while the elasticated back waist ensures comfort and stretch.
For St Patrick's Day I made my kiddo a green charm quilt. I was free with the pattern and just let it flow. I think there is magic in letting things "be" and not overthinking it. This is probably what happened when I ventured into my green spandex leggings bottom right corner. I mean, spandex is never a good idea past 1992, but you know, I had the material and never made the swim suit I had planned--so why not?! They are surprisingly comfy and super fast and easy to make. I traced a pair of workout leggings I own from Target, and then just sewed the legs together. Here is a tutorial by One Little Minute that is easy to follow.
I made my kids each a pair as well-we were a sight I tell you. LOL
Handmade Style. I like it, but it could gone over better if I had used plastic zippers. (sighhhhhh)
Just another thing on my list of "learn that better" ...
Even Henry can't stop staring at my
This is Dress "Y" I completed in one sewing session from the Japanese designer Yoshiko Tsukiori. This book is so fabulous I've kept on with other patterns. I have two more dresses/tunics to photograph and share as I think it's so fun to wear "Granny chic".
It's whimsical and comfortable.
It's a little weird and hippie and so groovy with colored tights. I feel like an artist when I dress like this, though I think I did hear "Smurfette" when shopping at Target.... I didn't drop kick this stranger though, because I knew he was just absolutely jelly of my tights. I just winked at him. LOL
I made another Scout Tee and pieced the back as I ran out of this lush print by Leah Duncan called Meadow. It's one of my favorite prints of all time.
I recently found out green is my color this year too-according to numerology (if you believe in that stuff or not doesn't matter- it's fun to learn about it). :D
Are you sick of my "oh look what I made" post yet? I kinda am but...
If I don't blog it here, it will be lost in the abyss of life and someday when I'm 96 I want to remember this crap. You know?
I mean, I can hardly remember what I ate for dinner yesterday.
Actually- I can't. Can you?
I've got a HUGE list to finish up before April, including the official release of my Sugar Skull quilt pattern. It's still available at Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, (for free) so grab a copy of Issue 26 if you can. (Pick up as many issues as you can find of this quilting magazine, it's gorgeous and super informative!)
I will be releasing the PDF very soon..
This make is my a fellow IG user named lopolokko
On my radar this month: