For those of you in or from the U.S., happy Independence Day weekend!
We’re headed to my sister’s place to enjoy time with the cousins for a few days before S heads off for her big annual Grandparent Extravaganza. Sadly, we’ll be missing the Macy’s fireworks just outside our door, but it will be worth it to spend time with family.
I’ll keep this one short, since it’s a busy holiday weekend for many of us.
This dress reminds me so much of the Butterfly Blouse lengthened to a dress! Now I want to make and wear one myself!
A stunning and very simple quilt from Robert Kaufman.
These jeans have inspired me: I just cut out the wide-legged Lisette trousers (B6183) from Robert Kaufman’s linen denim because they seemed perfect together. I think I may crop mine a little shorter than these, but we’ll see. I like to cut longer than I think I’ll need and shorten once I can try them on. Do you do that too?
The sweetest wallpaper!
Weekend reading links
- Why kids shouldn’t be called “fashion icons.” (Hint: because they’re kids!)
- After reading an article about Ruth Hogben, a fashion filmmaker, in the New York Times, I stumbled upon this stunning film she made featuring pieces from the collection of Isabella Blow.
- I really appreciated this thoughtful piece about sewing for curvy little girls. How many of you are sewing for full-figured children? (And are you familiar with our tutorial about lengthening and shortening a pattern? This would be a good place to start with adjusting sizes.)
- What are your feelings about sugar? I’m just coming off a month of no sugar, and last night I ate ice cream for a little treat. I think I’ll try going another month without it to see if I can eliminate my cravings.
Have a wonderful weekend!