Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend Sewing

Somewhere on the internet I had run across a very positive review of Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing, so when last weekend we got marooned at Barnes & Noble during a rain storm, I made a point of checking it out. Usually when I browse craft books I wind up dismissing most of the projects as redundant (I already have patterns for aprons, tote bags, pouches, etc.) and deciding that the rest could be duplicated without a pattern if I really wanted to.

But in Weekend Sewing I fell in love with the majority of the projects. I decided that if I did not make this dress I would hate myself forever:

So I actually bought the book and spent the rest of the afternoon drooling over it. This book is gorgeous and it makes me want to 1) make everything in the book, and 2) make it exactly the way it looks in the photographs. Also, while patterns usually make my eyes bleed, the instructions and illustrations she includes seem manageable (i.e., there are arrows. I need arrows with directions like "sew here.")

On Monday morning I ran out to buy fabric for a sundress and shirt, as well as some matching pants for Joseph.

The fabric purchase was just a small break from the spending hiatus; I think monthly indulgences are probably okay.

1 comment:

Tammie said...

i've had my eye on that book since it came out and had already added it to my mental book list, but because i dont do real well with patterns either, i was scared.
i really think i need it at this point.

i hope you show photos of your finished products.