Such busy days and the next project

Vogue 8950

Vogue 8950

My second project is in the works! Are you wondering what happened to the first project, the highly anticipated sewing machine cozy? It is in progress, but I think it’s always good to have a “next work” to look forward to, don’t you? So, taking the advice of the talented Sarah at Goodbye Valentino, I have selected Vogue 8950 to make an easy, breezy summer top. I’m planning to use a lightweight cotton voile or perhaps a knit with just a tad bit of stretch, and no contrast yoke. Any fabric ideas?

momkatiegradNow, just so you know, I have been very busy the last few days, but sewing was not on the agenda. What was on the agenda: enjoying an all-too-short visit from my beautiful daughter. She came to New York from California to help celebrate my new Bachelor Degree in Art History. Having her with me made a joyous occasion even more so! We rambled around my neck of the woods, and made a day trip to Niagara Falls in Canada. We all enjoyed it immensely, and my daughter was thrilled to discover so many wineries in the surrounding area. She was particularly excited to find Inniskillin, which makes a popular ice wine that her restaurant serves! The two of us had a nice bit of tasting, as my husband had driving detail. All in all, a most delightful 4 days.

About the aforementioned (isn’t that a grand word) machine cover. Progress had begun; fabric was gathered, machine measured, and pattern downloaded. However, it seemed a tad too plain. It needed to be lined, and a pocket or two would be nice. So I am now creating a pattern (yikes!), adding a pocket and a nice, soft flannel for the lining. The finished product will make its debut in my next post. Oh, the pressure!



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