If you live in the area, I hope that you will come by. Suzan's blog has a huge following and I am a contributor. Actually, it's part of the reason that I've let Laurel's Quill flounder for the past few years. My process is simple: sew, take photos, write about it. It's not a job, even though I'm busy with it at least 3 or 4 days a week on average. It's that our collaboration hits all my creative buttons, not to mention it's great to be a part of watching Stonemountain's garment fabric side flourish.
Meanwhile, you know how I am - got an event? Make an outfit!!! We have been concentrating on the Independent pattern designers for the last year, so I try to stick with them even in my own wardrobe.
I chose three simple patterns from 100 Acts of Sewing and three coordinating fabrics to make a casual layered look.
And would ya check out those shoes?? I got them yesterday just to match my outfit! Love pointy toes!!
The tops are simple so adding pockets is a creative way to jazz them up...
You get the idea. The fabrics are soft and they will transition into Spring (even Summer) very nicely. I still have several outfits to whip up before the event, so I better get this studio cleaned up from yesterday's melee. Funny, but I sew the same way I cook: messy, messy messy. But who wants to be stifled by wiping down the counters during Beef Wellington prep or picking up scraps and pins while sewing a Dior?
Oh and about that Beef Wellington? Incredible!!
Laurel. Sewist and Cook...sorta.