New beginnings for Lakes Makerie...
The Minnesota Pinners Conference is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center next week, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, and we've been invited to participate. I've never been to a Pinners Expo, so I'm not quite sure what to expect, but the idea is to see and try some of the kinds of projects/ideas you might have seen on the Pinterest platform.
My first version of the Roscoe, I made from a piece of baby wale corduroy that I bought when my daughter was a baby. I loved the way the bright cornflower, plum and leaf green floral pattern contrasted with the black ground, almost like velvet, but not quite.
Several months have gone by, but I finally promised myself I would get this posted today. It's snowy outside, but not as cold as when we took these pictures.
I find myself sewing a lot less from big 4 patterns lately, but I think I've purchased almost every pattern by Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity (and even sewn up several of them).
It's May Day! We had a cold, rainy/sleety/snowy one here, but that doesn't mean we can't start sewing for Spring anyway. I made this sweet summer top two weeks ago. I used Simplicity 8335 and a lightweight checked voile.
Winter Formal was last weekend. It always helps to plan ahead when making a dress for a special event. This something most sewists have learned the hard way (and which we experienced last year with alterations up until the picture taking for the tafetta dress picture below).
Allow me to introduce Schuyler. She is thirteen years old and was adopted as a puppy at the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. She lived across the street from us with a lovely retired violinist, and when he could no longer care for her she became part of our family.
One of my favorite patterns to sew these says is the Esme tunic/dress from Lotta Jansdotter's latest book Every Day Style. Lotta Jansdotter is known for her colorful block printed surface pattern design for fabrics and housewares, which gives a clean and Nordic vibe.