I'm sewing again. I took quite a break from my sewing machine this spring. I believe it was sad and lonely gathering dust on the shelf. So much so, that it requested a friend to keep it company---a companion with multiple needles and blades. Oh!
I bought this serger with specific projects and ideas in mind but plans changed... Even so, the serger has won me over with its tricks. The rolled hem alone is enough to make me wonder how I lived without it. But my sewing machine has nothing to worry about----- it's still my main form of sewing magic.
Another inspiring discovery: Colette patterns. I absolutely love them. Not to mention the company is right here in Oregon. In fact, the designs remind me of some of the vintage-inspired clothing styles I see in Portland. I plan on making the Parfait dress very soon. In yellow. To match the brooch in the top photo. I inherited it from my Grandma.
But so far, I'm too enamored with making these French Knickers from the Nutmeg pattern to venture off on another project. They are simple and very, very cute!
I whipped them up in under an hour. I plan on making more of these with some stretch satin, charmeuse, or silk (ohhh!). My daughter is requesting a pair for sleepwear.
Colette has a blog and also has a gallery of finished projects. Very inspiring! Not to mention a free pattern download for some mini bloomers here (Madeleine). Another pattern on my list...