Happy Birthdays to
- my dear Husband, who yesterday celebrated his 54th year on this planet.
- My Brother, who is turning the big 5 - 0 today!! whooo hoooo.
- And to my friend Carolyn, who's old enough to tell how old she is, if she wants you to know it!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Carolyn.
I truly haven't fallen off the face of the planet - I've been busy writing material for The Great Coat SewAlong blog, and have not been getting much else done.
I intended to close it at 75 - however, I evidently have a hard time saying no and it is now max'd out at 100 participants. 100 is all that blogger will allow on a group blog.
If you want to see what the many who are participating are making, plans are up on individual blogs now all over the net. I imagine most of these bloggers will be sharing their process all the way through.
I've decided that after the sewing is done, in late Sept, early Oct, I'll go ahead and let the participants edit what they want, I'll do some editing, and then I'll go ahead and publish the whole blog as "public" view. So you'll be able to see it then.
It's the best I can do my friends.
I noticed yesterday that Gorgeous Fabrics has listed all her coatings on sale in honor of TGCSA -
and you don't need to be a participant to take advantage of her sale - so scoot on over there if you need some coating wool.
Sunday is June 1.
In the real world that means picnics and summer fun (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (sorry Donni, Vicki, KBenco, et al).
However, in the world of sewing blogs and message boards it means
New Contests and Sew alongs to start sewing for.
are you sewing for the June Capsule Contest? 4 garments and an accessory, they must work together in some way, and nothing can be black. if you are, and you're blogging about it, leave a comment, so that I can come see your plans. I still have to figure out my 4th garment! hmmm.
over at Pattern Review 2 contests for sewists at opposite ends of the spectrum are starting.
First, there is the Beginner and Advanced Beginner contest. I'm managing that one. If you Think you're a beginner or adv beginner, then you probably are, ...come on over and join up and get something made. (don't get all hung up on how many techniques you can do and la la la ...you know if you're a beginner or not).
And for the advanced/expert there is the MyPattern contest, managed by Debbie Cook, (who's interviewing today for a new job, send good vibes her way).
I'm participating in that one.
I had thought to make something for myself, but with the coat sewalong to keep ahead of, (I'm starting 3 to use up some of my better stash and to get samples for all the techniques I want to illustrate), and with 2 trips to Michigan planned for the month -
I've got a shower to attend for my future daughter in law - woooo hooo0,
and the 4 pieces I'm planning to make for the capsule, um, I think I'm going to take the "easy" way out and do a design and build for my dsd#2 dress for the August Wedding. Dsd#1 dress is muslined below, dsd #2 wants a dress that requires a little less draping - the bodice will be similar but the skirt is just a straight gathered rectangle of fabric, and she wants hers in chiffon.
I may be jinxing the process by saying this, but I think it's going to be fairly straightforward and easy. (Ha! just watch the fates slap me down for that one)
pictures next time, promise.