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Montlake with Side Slits

It’s no secret that I love my tee pattern, Montlake.  When I designed it I was really aiming for a closet staple that could be made in any knit fabric and modified easily to better fit your body and style.  I have already shared how I modified the pattern to be made as a tunic and a maternity tee, today though I am sharing with you a Montlake with side slits!

Montlake Tee Modification from Straight Stitch Designs

Beach Cover Up

Summer is in full swing here in Seattle and at this rate it isn’t going to ever end, like ever!  Just kidding but goodness it has been a hot summer and anyone else who is from the Northwest can attest that this weather is nutso.

Since we are sure to have many more beach days I decided to run with that idea of a beach cover up for my guest post over at Make It & Love It.

Sewing Buddies – Challenge 2

This month our challenge was a bag swap with our sewing buddy, and just like last month I finished it just under the wire.  If you remember from my write up of Challenge 1 last month I have the coolest sewing buddy of them all, guaranteed.

I was able to actually meet up with my sewing buddy Jeni while she was in town for a knitting conference with a bunch of her friends from Victoria.  We had so much fun walking around the marketplace talking about sewing and knitting and getting to know each other even better.  Do you see that sweater she is wearing in the picture? yeah she totally knit that.

Sewing Buddies – Challenge 1

When I saw Deborah of Whip-stitch.com post about hosting another year of the Sewing Buddy Project I signed up immediately. How much fun would it be to get a sewing pen pal who I complete sewing challenges with and build a friendship?

I not so patiently waited in January for the buddies to be announced and I have to say I hit the jackpot with my sewing buddy, Jeni Mummery of Quilted on the Rock, she is amazing! And get this, she lives on Vancouver Island not far from my mother in law. Not only that but she is coming to Seattle in a few weeks for a knitting convention with some friends so I will actually get a chance to meet her. I am not sure I have been this excited to meet someone new in awhile.