Rough winds have shaken the darling buds of July and it is rainy, wet and honestly a touch chilly here in Philadelphia, not that I’m complaining, given that I’m on a bike for much of my day, so biking in the cool air is preferable to biking in the heat. I do both, as it turns out, but still, it’s nice when there us a breeze. I’ve been working on several new projects, two for my mamala, whose birthday is this coming Wednesday, one with the small person I’ve been teaching to sew, and one for the dinner I’m throwing tomorrow. That one is all done, expect photos and a dedicated post soon, along with some delectable food shots….
But for now, you will have to content yourselves with another giveaway, and a shameless plea for aid.
First things first, the winner of giveaway #4! And that is….Cindy, of Cation Designs! I think I’ve made my adoration for Cindy abundantly clear, but might I just say right now, thank you all, everyone who has been commenting to win on these giveaways! I really adore reading your comments, and I’m so thrilled that these patterns are going to such amazing people! Keep on commenting, I’ve got lots more goodies in store….
And here they are! Patterns which are far too small for me, but which I can’t help but find unbearably charming…
A closer look? But of course!
This could even be a cute dress, minus all the lace crap…
I actually really want all their shoes…am I alone?
Very Victorian, no? Or even Edwardian, for all those Downton Abby Fantasies…
And now that I’ve dangled patterns in front of your face as a bribe, please help me. If you want to enter this giveaway, or even if you don’t, would you mind terribly weighing in on my current internal sewing debate? I have 1.5 yards of 60″ navy linen, and it is awesome. It looks like this:
In the right hand corner you can JUST see some Cadfael paw. It’s a nice linen, even darker than this photo might suggest.
So I’m not really sure what to do with this length of fabric. Part of me says, make a skirt! You love skirts! And part of me says, make shorts! Make THESE shorts:
I’ve made them before, in fact, and I honestly adore them. But given all the shorts I’ve been making lately, I feel a bit silly making another pair, and a high-waisted style at that…
Or I could make this:
Okay, the cover art isn’t awesome, but I’ve made this before, the skirt and the pants, and the skirt, in a navy wool, is something I wore all winter, check it out.
Or I could do this:
Which of course I’ve made rather recently. And I can’t lie to you, I wear this at least once a week.
Or I could make something that ISN’T one of these options. What would you suggest? What do you like best? Any thoughts? Of course, it could just remain a perch for Mister Fattie:
Somehow, that doesn’t seem like the best use of this fabric…
Okay, tell me what to do! Or just tell me what YOU would do….