I find the transition of season shakes me up a bit, in a good way I think, but indeed it is "shaken, not stirred". There seems to be so much to do, inside and outside. I just need to be more organized...;-)
One way I've organized my sewing is to try and cut a few projects out at a time then sewing them up is much easier and faster. The first one in the line-up is the Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated. This is my second make and I've modified the neckline and the inverted dart in the skirt - just something different I wanted to try. The fabric is Nani Iro Fuccra .
Top 64 by Merchant & Mills. The fabric is Cat Nap in Purrfectly Happy by Lizzy House. I think this whimsical print is purrfect for the very structured Top 64 - a very sweet balance. But funny story - I wore this yesterday when out at one of those big fabric stores. This guy gave me such a funny look like - that woman is wearing a print in our kids' section! Hmmm. I smiled. I will wear it Halloween night when giving out candies to the kiddies and see if anyone will comment on it. I love it, by the way.
Scout tee with a wider 3/4 sleeve, in Nani Iro Pocho. I am so glad this is THE pattern that is easy to stitch, looks and feels great on me. This is my equivalent of eating chocolate when I'm feeling blue. Thank you, Jen! She has hinted at new patterns this fall so I am keeping my fingers crossed - hope it will be soon!
The fabric on the left in the photo is a pink and white gingham brushed cotton as well. Both were those "no name" good deals. I have more of the pink (2.4m?) and haven't figured out what to make yet. I also want to advance to more challenging patterns (for me) so buttonholes are next. My buttonhole foot was ordered awhile ago but it is finally being shipped to me so I gotta put it to good use!
With September and the return to classes at the community centre, I resumed my acrylic painting class. Here's my first finish from a photo of apple blossoms. It's fun to get back to playing with paints again.
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