I haven’t gotten a whole lot of sewing done this past week. I’ve been sitting right here in front of the computer editing, revising, and drawing up new pattern pieces for the Seamstress Apron and updating my website. Kathy of PinkChalkStudio put out her first pattern this month and it was the kick in the pants I needed to improve my pattern. As a result, the pattern is updated and I’ll be folding and stuffing envelopes tonight. If you’ve purchased the original pattern, I’ll be emailing you in the next couple of days on how to get the revised version. Here’s my new pattern cover:
Her pattern for the Note Taker is beautifully printed and put together, well-written and nicely illustrated. Really nice job, Kathy! I was one of her test-sewers and I found myself being stretched when the directions asked for contrasting fabrics. I’m such a matchy-matchy gal that I tried really hard to oblige. And I’m really happy with the result:
That orange fabric? It’s Moda’s Basic Building Blocks and has 4 different prints divided by a tape measure on each panel. Cute, eh? And I love how it turned out on this project. It’s really neat how something so functionally similar to the Patchfolio can be so different and have a completely different feel to it! And the construction is so creative. Her pattern is available here.
Oh yes, did I forget about the Bagaholic competition? No, I didn’t. :) Blogless CJ is definitely the biggest Bagaholic of us all with a grand total of 22 bags! Wow, CJ, I am in awe. And as your prize,
a pincushion bowl (isn’t that button fabric cute?), 2 patterns, and a set of patchwork cards on their way to you as soon as I get your address. Is it tacky to give away a copy of my old pattern? Thank you ladies, for playing along, although I think there are quite a few bagaholics in denial out there!
Shelly also posted her bag collection, and Deb’s adventures in bag counting are here. Thanks girls! If you’d like to post your bag collection, please do and let me know so I can come see! And just FYI – did y’all know July is Bag Month over at Sew, Mama, Sew? Fantastic prizes and I’m a judge! Woo hoo! I guess that means I can’t win any prizes, but it makes me SOOOO happy!