Friday Link Love

Wherein I recap what I’ve caught up on – which isn’t all that much. The interwebz are publishing faster than I can catch up! So, this week I’ll be limiting it to the sewing set.

Liberty Satin Drape Blouse from Sosewlovely
I’ve always loved cowl-neck blouses – this one is lovely and I love the color!

2012 Recap | Tutorials, Tips and Tricks from Grainline
She has some great stuff in this recap. I’m setting aside the french seaming tutorial for a Sorbetto that I’ll be making soon out of chiffon. The lady cutting my fabric at JoAnn’s asked if I had a serger for the edges, then seemed surprised when I told her my french seam plan.

Containment from A Fashionable Stitch
She suggests shoe boxes. I have lidded boxes from Ikea that I use for works in progress. It’s a great idea that I should do again! (Perhaps that would also remind me of the projects I have lined up + the fabric I was going to use for them. Which would make me feel better about my fabric stash?)


Creating Seasonally from Rhinestones and Telephones
Ack! I love this yellow sweater!! (Source: via Sarah on Pinterest) I must add it to my queue on ravelry.

How to Trace Sewing Patterns from A Fashionable Stitch
She presents two methods, one of which was the life-altering idea I saw in BurdaStyle’s book using waxed tracing paper.
Demystifying Sewing Patterns from Tilly and the Buttons
I’ve been teaching friends how to sew here and there. This is a great refresher on what information you can glean from a pattern envelope and its innards.
Draft at Home Patterns: A How-To from A Few Threads Loose
I just saw a brand of these advertised – The Lutterloh System. It’s an interesting idea. Has anyone out there used it? Sounds like she has a couple of patterns like this for download in her shop too.
Fact or Fiction? Each Pattern Company is Different from All Style and All Substance
Good information for those who switch between pattern companies. (Don’t we all?)
278097345711970439_TzHWc3e6_cKnitting at Tess Designs! from Rhinestones and Telephones
Another sweater I am in love with – maybe this one more so. (Source: via Sarah on Pinterest)
DIY: Tea Dyeing Silk and DIY: Coffee Dyeing Silk from Miss P
Surely I have a article of clothing or two that could benefit from overdyeing. Hmmm…
Peplum Top Refashion (Tutorial) from Merricks Art
I have a dozen t-shirts that look like this if I have one. I really need to try this! *You* need to try this…
And now I’ll go back to weeding through my 130 unread blog posts in between setting up my sewing room and finishing the sweater I’m knitting. So many good things, so little time!
ETA: Oh! And I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway – when my sewing room is back to rights, said item will resurface, and I’ll let you know how to put your name in!

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