We're off on holiday tomorrow but I thought I'd share one last thing that I made this week before I go.
P got a new shirt for going to the annual LEGO convention. This was the last yard of my LOVE bricks Spoonflower order from last year. (other LEGO fabric creations here, here, here, and here) Sadly it's no longer available on Spoonflower. Thankfully A's Jump Rope dress still fits her OK and while she's hardly worn it at all since last year the idea of "event" dressing seems to have taken hold and she was very willing to wear it today.
I'm not going to allow myself to rant too much about the Burda pattern the shirt was made with, but I'm amazed that, given it was the first shirt pattern I ever used, I continued with sewing at all. You know those letters to my teenage self that people are fond of writing? As I was sewing this dreadful pattern I was composing a letter to my novice sewing self circa 2009 explaining how one day I would learn how to set a sleeve in with gathering stitches (none suggested here) or clip the seam allowances of a collar to help it attach smoothly. This beginner rated pattern gives no such help at any of the difficult stages. Rant over, I could go all night. Next time, I'll omit the back yoke and add sleeve tabs and patch pockets to the Sketchbook pattern.
So a sad farewell to my stash of LEGO fabric, a gleeful farewell to Burda whatever-your-number-is and a fond, temporary farewell to you dear blog reader(s).
.... and in very exciting news, I've lined up my first ever guest poster for later next week.