Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

a perfect storm of inspiration

First I saw it made with fabric from Lotta Helleberg.
Then I saw it made with fabric from Bookhou.
Then I found a pattern for it in my brand new issue of Taproot magazine.
Then I went to her website and read this.
Then I remembered one of my plans for 2014.

Do you think that perhaps I was supposed to make this?
I did.
This morning.
I made a large, and it is large.
I went off script and played with the bias tape at the neckline a bit.

Next time I will make it l-o-n-g-e-r. 
Because I am t-a-l-l.
And I will change the neckline.
(I have made notes on the pattern).
What a wonderful way to spend a chilly day in my sewing studio.

Oh, I do thank Sonya Philip and her 100 Acts of Sewing.
She has spoken truth to me and it resonates so beautifully with my 2014 word...integrity.


  1. Then you inspired me to subscribe to Taproot. Then I made it with a stash of African fabric. Then I made an outlandish bias for neckline, inspired by an 8 January, Sow and Sew Life.

  2. You are most welcome Karen! Thank you so much for sharing what you've made. I am eager to see what else you have in store for 2014!

  3. Oooo if you're getting into seamstress mode, I doooo have a birthday coming up in March. I am loving having handmade things more and more after being surrounded by commercialism in NYC.