Weekend adventures and sewing treasures

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I had a wonderful wonderful weekend! On Friday night I decided that I wanted a new shirt to wear the next day, so I made one. Knowing how to sew is definitely a perk for those new clothing impulses :)


I made my second Sorbetto and once again added sleeves. The fabric is a quilting cotton with a print that I adore. The Sorbetto is such an easy pattern to sew up, so I bought some pretty purple fabric to make another one, but without sleeves this time. Pretty soon I will have a closet full of them!



Can you tell that I love leopard print stuff? When my friend Pari and I went fabric shopping on Saturday I bought this fun knit for a shirt. I've never sewn with knit, so wish me luck!



When I come home after shopping my husband Luke always jokingly asks me, "did you buy me any presents?" This time I had something! This huge panel of canvas will be perfect to hang in our garage.



In my past few projects I have made muslins just to test the fit of the most important pieces and have not made a wearable muslin. For the Truffle dress I decided to change it up with my muslin and completely make the garment from the fabric above. It is a wild print, but it is most similar to the fabric I am going to use when it comes to feel. When I wear it I will look like I have time traveled to the 1960s! haha



To celebrate the eighty degree weather yesterday Luke and I went with some friends to Avila Beach and had a blast. The weather was definitely warm, but the water was the opposite. I got in, but even after five minutes it was so cold that it hurt! Yesterday was so much fun, I can't wait for summer!



Last night I worked on the crib sized quilt top. The top will be completely finished once I add a border. I keep going back and forth with this quilt. Should I give it to Luke's little sister or to my goddaughter? Little Dailey (goddaughter) has already gotten a blanket from me and Ariana (sister in law) has not gotten one and she LOVES the one I made for her mom. The size might make it more appropriate for a baby, but Ariana loves the color pink. I need to think on this.

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  1. I LOVE the fabric you used on your sorbetto - it suits you wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you, SPK. That's your new nickname that I made up :)

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  2. What a feast for the senses! I love your new Sorbetto and your fabric choice for Truffle is lovely! Your quit looks so amazing. Wow, girl! Is there anything you can't do? :D

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  3. Your sorbetto is awesome! The print is really cute. I totally want one with sleeves now...

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    1. Thanks, Qui! Let's have a Sorbetto party with your sis when you are in town and we can all make one!

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  4. You are so gorgeous! Coincidentally, I have that exact same leopard print fabric - and I used some of it to make curtains. Maybe I'll make a skirt too. ;)
    xo

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    1. Me too! You're seriously inspiring me to get back into it!

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  5. Oooh, leopard knit goodness! And your Truffle muslin is going to be so groovy!!!

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    1. hahaha "groovy" is such a good word for this fabric!

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  6. I love your Sorbetto! I was digging around in my closet yesterday looking for work clothes and realized I need to whip up some super easy shirts and skirts to add to my wardrobe STAT! Especially since Spring is slowly creeping up on us in New England. That's some pretty fancy muslin material you have there! It's funny because I've never had to make a muslin with actual muslin fabric lol. My crap stash is WAY too big. Stupid Joann's sales.

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    1. Thank you! Have you made a Sorbetto yet? You are so good at sewing, you would probably make one really quickly, with awesome modifications of course ;)

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  7. I love your Sorbetto, and I'm excited to see your Truffle muslin made up in that fabric!

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  8. Love the Sorbetto! It's absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see what kind of leopard-y goodness you come up with!

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  9. Your floral Sorbetto is the bee's knees! I love it. I've been meaning to make one with sleeves. Thanks for reminding me how cute they look with them.

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