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entering break mode.

It has really been an awesome year, and I continue to be so grateful.

And with that, I’m officially entering break mode until the new year. I think it’s just the right time to slow down and get to some things and people who I haven’t been able to enjoy as much as I would have liked. Let there be lots of sewing, eating, and visiting!

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In the meantime, there are just a couple of things to mention.

 

First, Pink Chalk did some fabulous Architextures and solids matchmaking–see here. So lovely. And they’re also fully stocked with the coordinating Kona solids–see here and here–that I’ve been using on many projects (including my new Stripes and Shirts patterns).

 

Second, Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway is collecting quilts to give to the people in Newtown, CT. See here for the details. The turnaround time is soon, but with my time off and a good survey through my stash, I should be able to get something together to send. We all know how special a quilt can be.

Warm wishes this holiday season, and I’ll see you in the new year!

 

 

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recently made: green topo blouse.

 

When it comes to clothes-sewing, there is nothing like finding a pattern that just works. It’s the best, and I’ve LOVED this pattern for that exact reason. One of these days I’ll try making it as a dress, but for now, an adapted shirt version is what I keep coming back to.

 

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This was one of my architextural wearables that I sported at Market (see here). While the prints in this collection are a lot of what I have wanted to use in my quilt-making, I’ve also been having a lot of fun using them for clothes-making.

 

Here, I used the green topo and gray ledger prints. I was so stoked with the ledger-print, bias trim on this shirt, that I ended up using it for cording in my recent clutch.

 

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And I’m seeing more and more shops receiving their fabric! Here are some more.

Bolt Neighborhood (in Portland, OR)

Fabric Worm

Lark Cottons

Pink Castle Fabrics

Pink Chalk Fabrics

 

 

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swatch love: stamped.

 

First, I’ve got a quick announcement in regards to where to find architextures and my new block-of-the-month, Local. I’ve been fielding lots of questions since Market and have promised to keep those of you updated. For anyone interested, I’ve just started seeing the fabric pop up online (see here and here), and the BOM here, which means it should be arriving in your local shops super soon!

 

Now that we have that out of the way, I wanted to devote a little attention to a fabric line that I’ve been really excited about–Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. I finally got my hands on some this week. It’s so pretty and super usable, and I can’t wait to make lots of things with it.

 

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As the weekend approaches I’m thinking about some sewing that I want to get into, and I thought I’d play around with some fun possibilities. One thing that I love about this line is that it’s so mix-able, especially with my stuff.

 

Roll the visuals.

 

(with some dear stella)

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(a valentines-y combo)

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(the sampler print is great)

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(with some kona flame)

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(with some kona mango)

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(with some kona mango)

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Decisions, decisions.

Hope you can get into some good, weekend sewing!

 

 

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