I’ve got a new project that I’m excited about–I’m testing a pattern from a new designer! Oooh, it makes me feel like a real blogger and everything! And look at the fabric I pulled from my stash for it:
Wait, what? What are those sparkly gold dots? Was this used as a dropcloth?
I’m actually going to use the wrong side as my right side (as quilters like to say, you paid for both sides of the fabric).
That’s better! It’s another batik-style shirtweight cotton, which should work well for this pattern.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to cut a thing yet. The pattern only goes up to a size 14, so I’m grading it up two sizes at the bust, three at the hips. And adding seam allowances. And this is not a simple design.
So, it has been something of a . . . project so far.
Thank goodness Shelby is here to help. She’s just fascinated by any sewing-related activity. She sat and watched intently the whole taping-and-tracing process last night. At some point, I decided to take a break and went into the other room for a while. I heard her squeaking from her post on the table and assumed she was calling our other cat, Pooh, to come play with her, as she often does.
When I came back to finish the tracing, though, there was Shelby on the table waiting and Pooh was nowhere to be found. And I realized she had been calling ME to come back and continue the pattern-tracing game with her.
This is a cat who loves her sewing.
Okay, back to grading. Wish me luck.