Friday, June 29, 2012

Udating blog

I am adding the list of big men's patterns which I had been keeping on my old web site for a long, long time.

This list can be found on the tab at the top of my blog, just under my blog header.

Please be patient with this effort.  I must verify each and every pattern number and link in the page, which is quite long.  When I get it right, I will share it as a blog post and have the tab link to my post.  That will allow me to add labels, and that will allow more people to find this resource.

It's a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to getting ti done.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Peek at my BlogRoll - June 2012

I would like to introduce you to a blogger on my BlogRoll:

CoCo's Loft - Sharing the style and craft of sewing. quilting, and knitting

Coco shows how to wear Florida casual - sunny side up or sunny side down!

She also does a great job of making Florida casual garments (after reading this review, I bought the pattern):

She sometimes shares a "how I did it" moment (article here):

I just love her garden, which is quite the tropical oasis (more loveliness here):

I believe I found her blog when I was looking for reviews of a pattern I'm considering.  She's made it at least three times.  She wrote on her blog about the Serendipity Studios Kimono dress (link here).

I feel a kinship with fellow Floridians, and I hope to feature another one in the near future!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sewing Mojo Drain

Well, the skirt project drained my mojo (see parts of the project here).  The last time I saw it - the skirt, not the mojo -  it looked like this:

This skirt has been stowed away in its own box in a cabinet until I really, really, really want to work on it again.  The skirt will be most useful when I want to wear dark colors more than I want to wear light, bright colors.

Think: winter in Florida - which, I admit, is not really saying much.  Like, two, three days a year?

Yes, I can get off track.  A little.

I did something nice for myself last weekend.  I had a manicure on Saturday a week ago, then bought new sandals the next day, and DH painted my toe nails Sunday night.  Here's what they look like with my favorite color, purple:

That's a "Florida Casual" look above; to go to work, throw a shirt over it:

I hope to get another set of bed sheets cut out this week (see original project here).  I will try to post about that soon.

Next up will be inspirations for summer dresses.  Here's hoping I actually make some summer dresses before it's no longer hot enough to wear them!