general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend Update

After seeing Mariko's extremely cute sundress, I was inspired to make one of my own. The pattern is from Heather Ross and you can download it for free here. I headed over to Bolt on Friday and bought Rabbit Hole from the Wonderland fabric collection by MoMo for Moda. I had eyed this fabric previously, but didn't have anything in mind to make, so I left it sitting on the shelf. I love the big random polka dots. The project shouldn't take long once the pattern is cut out.

This afternoon, on a trip to Kinokuniya with Mariko, I got these Japanese craft books. I was debating on whether to get the new Machiko Kayaki shirt book when I saw the Pattern Magic books. I had wanted those for a long time, but when they first came out, they were more expensive and I think they were only available on eBay. The other book is all skirts. There are some really helpful technique pictures along with the patterns.

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Blogger mariko said...

That fabric is great! You're going to be stylin'!!

8:11 AM

OpenID redsilvia said...

Oh those books are good! I pawed over those at the Kinokuniya in SF, but couldn't justify buying them. Those sleeves on the right cover make me squeal with their innovation and beauty. Cool choices.

4:46 PM


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