Alabama Studio Style. I love that book and if you have been to my house more than once for a sewing afternoon I am sure I have had you flip through it. Natalie Chanin has such great wisdom in her writing and her designs are amazing. So, if you don't have a couple thousand spare dollars to toss down on a handmade dress you can just whip one up your self. And I do mean just whip it up. Very Very simple pattern to make. This one took a while because I did it all by hand, but even so I cut the fabric on Sunday afternoon and was wearing the dress on Tuesday.
Can you tell that the seams are on the outside? I opened up the seams and did a horizontal whip stitch to secure the seam. One of the really wonderful things about sewing with cotton jersey is that you do not have to finish the edges. It does not unravel or fray.
Joy the Baker to thank for that. Thanks Joy.
Nautical napkin project...steam and fabric. I didn't believe all the fabric they recommend you buy, but I guess they are right. You will need a ton to finish the whole alphabet.
OK, so that is it for the now. I need to go get Emma.
Have a great day!