Friday, July 01, 2011

sew & tell - july 2011

Happy July!  I know it's a long weekend for those celebrating Independance Day!

I've been on a sewing binge lately and realized that if I'm sewing a lot, I'm not blogging very much.  And if I'm blogging a lot, I'm not sewing very much.  This is a tricky balance since I try to blog about what I sew... so I'll spread out some of the projects I've been working on and just share a few of my favorites today.

I blogged about this skirt I made a few weeks ago.  I AM in LOVE and would wear it every day if I could get away with it.  So the next best thing?  Make more!  Here's the finished product of skirt #2.
new skirt #2
And I have another one cut out ready to sew!

And seriously, these skirts are so contagious! SO contagious in fact that the lovely Jessica, from diaper clutch and super sweet homecoming/reunion photo fame begged me to help her make some.  Okay, maybe she didn't beg, more like I insisted she could do it and she did!

I've said this before, one thing I love about sewing with other people is that I learn about fabric choices.  Everyone's vision is different and Jessica picked out some fabric that I never would have thought to use. AND WOW. I LOVE the final result.

We went to our LQS and she picked out some adorable pieces.  One Amy Butler (did you think she would be able to escape my influence?)

and Wonderland, anyone?
Jessica's awesomeness

I worked with this fabric a couple of years ago and made a bag out of it.  I guess I had it pigeonholed into bag or quilt only fabric.  But I love it in a skirt.  In fact, I think we are going to trade skirts for a week or so.  :)

My mom and I get to spend some time together for the next couple of weeks.  I hope to have some more fun stuff to show you!  It's always fun to sew with her.

What did you finish this month? And of course - if you were able to help someone with a project,  do share!

NEW RULES FOR LINKING UP!  Please read carefully.  The delete monster will be eating non-compliant links.
1. Please write the post for sew & tell - or add a blurb mentioning sew & tell to a post written since the last sew & tell.  If you are linking to a post with your own tutorial, please make sure it was a finish from this week and that the completed project is shown first.
2. One linky per person. (please put multiple projects in one post.)
3. Link to your specific post.  (See here for permalink instructions - or email me.)
4. Link back here with a link or a button.
5. Be sure to visit and leave comments on other's posts!

17 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Larri said...

Love those skirts! I wear skirts/dresses all summer. They're much cooler than shorts or capris. Nice and breezy. ☺

I actually stitched a dress made of t-shirts this week. I'm so happy to finally have something for Show & Tell! It's been too long. Happy Friday! ☺

Kelly @ Vintage Fabric Studio said...

Thanks for hosting, it's always a great party! Those skirts are super cute, if I was a skirt girl I'd be all over them :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Super cute skirts! Thanks for adding the link up:)

Kelly Irene said...

I like the wonderland fabric for a skirt a lot! They really do look comfy (and cute)!

Jeannie B. said...

I love the skirt too. I have gone out and bought one that looks the same but the numbers are different. And I think the peasant blouse looks cute on you. I would like to see the blouse and skirt together on you. Do they go together. I am using you as my role model here!

trish said...

I just love your skirts!! :o)
Soo cute and perfect for summer!
Sincerely, Trish

Day before Michelle said...

I love those skirts! I only wish that style didn't make my size 22 body look like a 42!

Soon though!!

Carla said...

Amy your skirts are darling! I've been wanting to make a couple for myself but very intimidated. You serve as an inspiration and I might, just might, take out a pattern and make one for myself. Thanks for hosting and sharing!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Thanks for hosting this party! I love seeing what others do and I think your skirts are great. I just might have to stop making bags long enough to sew one for myself this summer.

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Hurray for sewing for yourself!!!!!

Leah said...

I got things finished this past week! And I hope to continue the streak I'm on.

Thanks for hosting... Great skirts.

Kristen said...

I missed the last few months! I'll add the link when i can get something else than my Ipad. I just figured out you can't edit or write anything in blogger on one! :(i hope that is Ok!

Unknown said...

Cute skirt Amy!! Have fun with your mom ;)

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh that skirt is adorable! Looks so cool!

Elizabeth said...

Super cute skirts! And I loved the little top you made not too long ago either. I'm tempted to do make a few items of clothing too!

xo -E

P.S. See you on Thursday at Sew & Tell! I'm really excited!

Sarah McK said...

Rachel wears skirts like this constantly. You should share the pattern with would be a great gift for her to make for Rach!!

Shanna said...

So excited that I found this creative and fun linky! I am a crafter, hand sewer,embroiderer,cross-stitcher and I am just learning to use a sewing machine! I would love to connect with you and share fun projects. Please visit me and follow along! Thanks! Please visit me @ mommiesandbeyond dot com

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