Oh dear...things have just been very busy here. For the last 3-4 weeks Alan and I have been dealing with a sad family event which happened out of the country. Alan is now out of state dealing with it. Hence, not much blogging. But...there has been some sewing.
First I attended a Linda Lee (Sewing Workshop) Liberty Shirt event at The Cloth Merchants. Loved it; but I felt like the village idiot because I was so slow to get my mind wrapped around doing something backwards. LOL. As a consequence, I didn't get much done in class as I would have liked. For my Liberty shirt, I chose a black chambray linen (for the body of the shirt) and used a lovely Italian cotton print for the flat piping. This time I chose to bring all of the hems and facings to the front to highlight the lovely cotton piping. And in doing so, had to hand baste all that lovely piping in place. LOL. Here are the results of my efforts.
Oh, sorry about the darkness of the pictures. It's cloudy and I have lightened them.
My sister, Deb, came to visit last Wednesday and left this morning. We had a sewing weekend for her. She's a beginning sewist and still needs a bit of help here and there with her own sewing. So we made 5 pairs of pants for her! We used up all the fabric she brought with her. LOL. Talk about stash busting!
And while she was here, I altered a Burda vest pattern to fit her and I'm making it up for her this week. The striped linen I'm making it from will go with at least 3 of the pants we made. I'll ship it off in the mail along with the pattern when I'm done.
The weather is finally turning cooler here and we got an inch of rain over the span of a few days. Good sewing weather. LOL.