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.



4 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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