I would like to just take a moment to peel myself up off the floor, mop my brow, and say, “Sheesh! What a summer that was!” If today was June 9th, I’d be just about right on schedule with everything I’m supposed to be getting done. On the other hand, it’s not June 9th, my kitchen floor needs to be mopped because I have cinnamon sugar stuck to the bottom of my feet, my kids’ rooms need to be organized, and if you thought that this was a lot of laundry let’s just say that as I look at that picture I think to myself how nice it would be to have all the dirty laundry in one place rather than tucked into nooks and crannies all over the house and scattered hither and thither upon floors.
On the other hand, I’m pretty much ready to pop the champagne . . . because after a long and ridiculous saga, all my garment patterns are written, illustrated, printed, assembled, and shipped! (Thank you to all you lovely pre-order people for your patience! If you didn’t receive your patterns today they should be there in the next day or two.) So at least one item on my to-do list has been officially checked off. It also makes me realize that I don’t think I ever showed you the video that we took to Market in May. (Or did I? It’s all a blur . . . )
Anyway, there you go. And while I’m at it, why not give you a whole slug and a half of pictures? Also, did I mention that for the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on your entire order?!?!
And then there’s the Party Frock. I like this one. (It also got featured in American Quilt Retailer!) This one requires between 2 and 3 yards, depending on the size you’re making. The pattern includes girls’ sizes 4-14. Did you catch that? Girls size 14. That’s a hard size to find things for.
Note: The button and rick-rack are just a fun variation I added to this version . . . that part isn’t included in the pattern.
Then there’s the Teatime Frock. I like this one because it has a comfy elastic waist, but it doesn’t look like it because of that button sash. It also goes from sizes 4-14, and requires 1 2/3 – 2 1/3 yards depending on the size, as well as 1/2 yard of contrast.
And now I will stop posting pictures because I have to go pick up my kids from school and mop my floors. And grocery shop. And read read large chunks of the Iliad and Beowulf for class tomorrow. And muster all my dirty laundry into one spot. And think of something to make for dinner. Not in that order though.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the free shipping . . . it’s on your entire order, not just the patterns. And for every order, I’ll also throw in a free download card for Michalangela’s version of England Swings.