Friday, July 12, 2013
I love finding new to me blogs that I love and going back through their archives and seeing so many beautiful handmade items. I was delighted when I found Floating World Views this past year. I saw so many things I loved but I extra loved her Amsterdam dress . I ordered the fabric right away and waited for it to get warm here. I tried the paper fan dress pattern last week with different fabric and this week decided to make my own Amsterdam dress. I love how it turned out.
The fabric is Heaven and Helsinki by Patty Young. I couldn't find where they were selling it right now. Sorry. I trimmed the skirt part of the paper fan pattern to 10 inches long and then added the house border to the bottom. I did all french seams and still managed to get it to fit all together. I added baby ric rac around the center seam.
I am knitting a little summer sweater that will look very cute with this dress. I wish I had finished it up by now but I had put it on hold while I was getting caught up on my Woodland Sampler. I am almost caught up with the sampler and I will show pictures soon. I really want to keep making Stella dresses but I really should make something for my Luke and work on some of the many quilts I have not finished. Hopefully I will get back to my Patchwork Please book quilt so I can get back to the Zakka Along 2.0. I am still waiting for my linen fabric to arrive from winning last week. I can't wait. And I am getting some Briar Rose with my gift credit that I won. So many crafty things to look forward too!
edited to add - Does anyone else have more adds lately with blogger? I noticed today and when I had typed gift c a r d above instead of gift credit (I am spacing it so it doesn't do it again) - it linked it to an add. Sorry if you clicked on it. I am hoping it doesn't do it the way I typed it now.
edited to add (7/13/13) - We went sailing today. I was too busy being sick on the boat to take pictures but I took these after:
7/16/13 - I am going to link up at Better Off Thread's Sew Cute Tuesday.