by Mary Boalt
Oh this rain!!! It feels like day 40 of The Great Deluge. The sun has not made an appearance in about a week now and I’m not one who enjoys going out in the “wetness”. What an opportune time to catch up on some sewing projects. The first one was the last to be added to the list. I just couldn’t wait to try out this pattern that my friend, Jenny, made from our retreat in October. It is absolutely the most snugly garment I own. Perhaps you remember these pictures from my fall blog.I love that this can be worn so many ways.
The first one I made from a reversible gray polka dot knit. Sorry, no pictures. I made it for a friend who admired it from the blog. The second one is made from a gray ponte knit which was printed from my ever expanding supply of stencils.Because this is a single layer of knit, I layed down a single strip of fabric so that the buttonholes would be reinforced. I did the same for the row of buttons.
If you are interested in this pattern, you may contact Jenny Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes 3 yds at 60″. It’s a great blank slate for embellishment.
The next garment was made from my stash. This piece of fabric was purchased in Paris about two years ago. I just fell in love with it but decided it was time to get something made from it. The pattern is an oldie for sure. But I wanted straight lines because of the stripe in the fabric. I have not finished it yet. I am waiting for a third set of buttons to show up in the mail.I hope our readers are mulling over their choices for our next Zephyr Retreat. I have already received my first deposit from a student. I’m so excited. All the stencils you saw in this post will be available for use in my Painting on Canvas class. I’m up to about 65 stencils and about to order more!
I hope this post finds you staying warm, dry and possibly enjoying some sunshine.