Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yes, I am taking on another project, and I'm OK with that.

No WIP Wednesday post for me today.  It isn't because I haven't done anything; I have. But I'm just not quite ready to show you :)  I do however have a few other things for you.

First of all, there is something more important than the current post that you should be reading. It's truly beautiful.  Sarah from Emerging Mummy wrote a post, In which I promise not to call myself fat. I always look forward to Sarah's posts coming through on my reader, and this is one of the best yet.  If you are a woman, or if you know a woman, you should read it.  {It's not just about perceptions of fat}

NO, really, go read it.  Then come back here.

Second, another Sara.  I've already told you about her mad quilting skills.  She also makes bags and now she's embarking on a journey to make a new wardrobe based on the Colette patterns.  Um, I would like an entire wardrobe from those!  So I'm {sort of} joining her.  I'm starting with the Violet top and Ginger Skirt.  And best of all, I get to use the Haven's Edge voile I've had my eye on for some time now for the blouse.  It's on sale for $7.50/yard at SewMamaSew right now!  {yes, you read that correctly}.  They didn't have the violet color {wouldn't that have been perfect?} so I "settled" for the softer pink. Darn. I haven't decided on the skirt fabric yet. 

{Image from Colette Patterns}

{Image from SewMamaSew}
I considered using a Westminster Shot Cotton for the skirt, but I've never actually seen/felt the stuff in real life. Have any of you worked with Shot Cottons? Do you think it would be good for a skirt? What is it like compared to some of the typical 100% Cotton quilting fabrics or the Kona Solids? I know it's different, but without actually having felt it, it's hard to know how it is different.

Oh, in case you're wondering, I haven't really lost my mind or this giant belly.  I'll be making the blouse {hopefully} before the baby comes because it is meant to have a lose fit, and I'll wait until this fall to make the skirt--when I can actually try it on as I sew!  As of tomorrow I have {approximately} six weeks left! Holy Moly! 

I'll be back later with a progress update on the projects I actually did work on this last week.  {By later I mean a day or two or ...}



  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I have never used shot cotton before. I love the pink fabric that you chose, it's really cute!!

  2. The emerging mummy is beautiful! I need help getting the lies out of my head. Thanks for sharing it. Good luck with the blouse I hope it all goes smoothly for you.


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