Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sewing Up a Summer Storm

First off, I'd love to say.... Thank You!

I had a lot of fun making that dress and I really appreciate the feedback I got from you lovely readers! Some of you I have never even met, but I look forward to your blog posts whenever I see them in my google reader and smile when you comment on my little creations. I love that this blog has become a place where I not only get to show off the things that interest me, but where I can correspond with others who love to knit, sew, shop and all around appreciate the handmade! so.... thanks, just for being out there on the other end of the line!

And now... bring you my next endeavor. Another garment!

I bought this fabric with making pillow cases in mind. I loved the print but thought it was too bold to wear as a dress. It sat neatly folded on my sewing table for a few weeks and the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to add it to my wardrobe. so.... I decided to make a casual top. I ordered the pattern from Vogue and I plan to modify it so it can be a dress. Consider this colorful creation to be a practice run!

I've officially been bitten by the sewing bug lately. Having my own set up and plenty of space to work in has definitely been a motivator. I do miss my knitting and although I haven't felt like picking up the needles all that much, I know I will again soon! Right now I'm happy to be sewing again and I'll enjoy it while it lasts.


Bec said...

What a lovely post - I always enjoy seeing what you're up to, and I'm glad to see you enjoying sewing so much!! This is looking great - love the shape. Can't wait to see it finished :)

gettingpurlywithit said...

Lovely fabric! I cannot wait to see what your sewing projects are going to be.

I can learn a thing or two from you!

Dyan said...

Hi Vanessa,
I found your blog today, I love your banner - nice yarn. I've been bitten by the sewing bug too and having a good space set up is definately a good motivator. Looking forward to reading more about your sewing adventures.


Hi! Lovely new blue dress and other projects. I like to knit and home sewing too :)Nice Days...