I don't know about you but I feel like the summer has slipped between my fingers. How is tomorrow August already? It's not that I haven't been busy with pattern tours, guest blogging, more guest blogging, and still more and more. Or launching a pattern company. But really, where did it all go??
I'm still keeping busy. I've been working on my next pattern. If you folow along on instagram you've seen a few shots. I'll give you a peek too.
There's a lot of work left to do on the pattern. My goal is to make it appropriate for a beginner. That means not a lot of pieces, not a lot of tucks and darts. I also want this to be well fitting and cute, which don't always go together but I'll get there! You can expect this pattern with 2 bodice types and 2 lengths. Not as many options as the girl's Signature Dress but still enough you can make it your own and use it over and over. This is the goal anyway.
I'll be asking for pattern testers for sizes XS through XXL so send me an email with the subject "pattern tester" if you are interested. Include a link to photos of your work (a blog or flickr page) and a little bit of info about your sewing background and what size (approximately) you will test. I'm looking for beginners and experts!
We've also been doing a little pleasure sewing. My girls sewed a sock monkey.
We've spent a little time at a local little amusement park. I hate amusement parks but kids love them so I sacrifice.
We've spent time at the pool. And sewing by the pool.
In sad news, a member of the family has been in the hospital for a little while.
Anyone have a Baby Lock? Her threading mechanism stopped working which is bad news when you're all automated. A definite downfall of technology. But I love her so much I wouldn't trade her. She'll be back in a week, hopefully. In the mean time I'm doing french seams and looking longingly at my pile of knit. YES, you can sew knit with a regular sewing machine but I have such a big To Do list so I'm just waiting until the serger returns.
The good news is Make It Wear It returns this Thursday so all those things you've been making can be linked up once again! Stop back Thursday for inspiration!
How has your summer been so far?