I hope I didn't already use that title, but I probably did. I'm the worst when it comes to titles, names, etc. I still haven't thought of a name for that big etsy business idea, and Nick is no help. (However, I do already have a name for the fabric store I'd like to open in three to five years, so I guess my priorities are in order.)
I did lots of sewing over the weekend! Lots. And I have more planned for the week. The days are longer and warmer and I just feel like I'm using all my weekend hours instead of sitting around, watching Say Yes to the Dress. This weekend, in addition to sewing, we ran errands, went on a looooong walk to places we've never been (and saw a car accident--yikes), and did laundry. And that was just Saturday.
An iPad cover for my aunt's birthday, thanks to this pattern. I had been looking forever for a tutorial, but because I don't have a laptop (and I work better with patterns anyway), I decided to spend a few dollars and buy one. The fabric was also bought on etsy and blogged about here. The only thing I didn't like was that the pattern called for two inside pockets, which I made, but the pattern never tells you when to sew them in, and I forgot about them until I was all done and they were just looking at me, sad and blue. So the next time I make one I'll remember.
Gotta love that classy mirrored wall we have. Anyway, this is Simplicity 2211, the Lisette Market blouse. I cut it out last week and didn't have a moment to spare until Friday after work. It wasn't difficult at all to sew, but the sleeves gave me trouble, just because I've never done a set-in sleeve (ha! Can't say that again!). I wore it yesterday to run errands and it was so comfortable! A tip, though: make the tunic length. I have the torso of a toddler (seriously. I go from boobs to hips in three seconds) and it was short on me.