Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sewing Summit Swap!!!

Woot! It's almost time for the annual Sewing Summit. It's held in Salt Lake City, Utah and will be in September this year. And most importantly there is a secret swap going on! You should come join us on Flickr if you'll be coming. Sewing Summit Secret Swap on Flickr #sewingsummit .
Because I haven't made my swap item yet I'll share a pic of western Utah coming from the Nevada desert.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August Lovely Finish Goal

I usually set my Lovely Year of Finishes goals for the things I need to get done for other people. Many bee blocks or a tote bag for a great swap I was in. This month I decided I'd pick something to make for myself. And myself needs zebras.

Probably not a sari or jacket. Although having said that and seeing the photo again it makes me wonder if I need a new robe with zebras. Black and white. You wouldn't even see me in the mornings I'd be camouflaged in the tall grass.

Good thinking me. I actually want to make a skirt out of it. I need to hurry as well as I think this particular shade of fuchsia is great for summer. Or maybe the caramel zebras can take it into fall?
I just draped the fabric on Frida for the photo. I'm planning on making it more gathered then pleated. So far I have cut the fabric into two rectangles and one piece of waist banding. Zipper, no zipper, elastic... haven't decided yet. Wish me luck :) And as you can see, this pink is hard to photograph.