Omg, you guys, I am honored and a still a bit flabbergasted to announce that I have been interviewed on the Sewcialists blog as part of their "Sewing with a Sewcialist" series!!!!
Say what?! Holy shizz?!
Imagine me with the Taylor Swift Award Face, except genuinely shocked and incredulous:
I was interviewed by the lovely and talented Nisha of Blue Sunday. Nisha interviewed me about my sewing past, present and future over at the Sewcialists blog. Check it out!
Also, dudes, if you haven't perused her blog yet, please do:
After I made my matchy-matchy striped Skater dresses for my nieces' Christmas photo, my sister-in-law expressed an interest... nay, a demand*... for a companion piece for herself, in keeping with the candy cane/Where's Waldo theme.
Yes, I know, it's a wee bit early for Christmas stuff. I apologize for contributing in any way to the phenomenon of the Christmas onslaught beginning before Halloween, but I wanted to make some matching dresses for my nieces for their holiday card photos, so a bit of forethought was necessary.
I had some great red and white striped knit in my stash, care of the Real Martha (meaning it's old-school, maybe from the early '80s) that I thought would be perfect for Christmas dresses. Combined with the Kitschy Coo Skater Dress pattern, which worked out so well for my nieces earlier this year: Christmas-worthy (but still wearable in a non-Christmas setting) candy cane-esque dresses! They've got a bit of a Where's Waldo feel to them, but nothing a cute kid can't pull off!
I love this pattern... so cute and so quick! I can cut and sew one together in about an hour if I've got everything set up. Not much to say about construction. Like last time I made it, I did the neckline a bit different than in the instructions, inserting it in the round. Otherwise, by the book.
Long time, no post! We had a wee bit of a health crisis here at Chez Cookin' and Craftin' over the past couple of weeks. No worries, everyone is better and back at home after a hospital stay. Needless to say, I didn't get any sewing done recently.
In lieu of new sewing, here are some cat photos. Specifically, my cat invading my sewing space. Well, the tangled undercarriage of my sewing space. Dude loves to craft. And has some impressive chompers:
While you'e at it, check out these other blogs, where some of my recent makes have been featured!