This weekend is a big family wedding, the last of my 7 siblings to get married. Family weddings are pretty much the best day ever. You get to hang with your favourite people, drink, eat yummy food, and dance the night away. Considering there are now going to be 32 of us in my immediate family, we have a pretty great party.
The wedding is on the Washington coast which tends to be cooler and most likely either raining or grey so the usual summer dress and sandals might not work. Thankfully my brother and his soon to be bride said that the dress code is Northwest Casual so my thought immediately went to culottes, basically the perfect secret pants.
As we become more and more a part of our local community and preschool the number of birthday parties the kids get invited to increases. I love going to parties and especially making something special for the birthday girl/boy. My most recent go to birthday present for kids my daughter’s age is my Colouring Book Library Tote. It’s a quick sew and something that is guaranteed to give the receiver many hours of fun.
When Haley of Welcome to the Mouse House released The Julia Cardigan at the beginning of December I snatched it up that day. I knew it needed to be a part of my wardrobe in all of the different options.
As usual life got busy and I never got around to making one for myself. I finally remedied that last week and the finished product was just as amazing as I knew it would be back in December when I bought the pattern. How is it possible that I waited this long to actually sit down and sew the pattern that ended up taking less than an hour to do from start to finish.
One of the things that I am going to focus on this year is sewing through my stash both my fabric stash and my pattern stash. Over the last year I have amassed a huge collection of pdf patterns yet I find myself making the same patterns over and over again. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I absolutely love some of my patterns but it is also fun to stretch your skills and try something new.