Saturday, August 8, 2009

Reading and Sewing

Now who couldn't get her sewing mojo on when reading such a great book! The title alone makes you want to rev up your sewing machine. Erin McGraw's book, The Seamstress of Hollywood starts weaving its spell right off the bat. I'm half-way thru and can barely put it down. The main character Nell is so driven and possessed by very need to sew beautiful clothes; to make the most of each person that she possibly can. Reading it, a sewer can't help but be inspired to get sewing, too.....

Granted, its no glamous Jean Harlow satin gown cut on the very clingy bias, but it is sewing. It is needle and fabric and constructive process. Good, good and good. What I am sewing is: Butterick 4549,
view A, the pink one in the picture
A simple summer top, using simple, cool breathable cotton: a cute little lavender/white stripe with little bitty flowers I've had for a while. This is The South, so even though the pattern companies & designers are "doing Fall" now, it will still be hot, hot summer here until sometime in October. Lots of hot days for a cool top.

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