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weekly photo challenge: community

designed community
“tiny bethlehem” by
phillip & nicole de leon for
Alexander Henry Fabrics © 1994

Com*mu”ni*ty [L. communitas: see Common (com– + munis ready to be of service).]  1. Common possession or enjoyment… 2. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests…  3. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.

Hmm.  All I could think of for definition #1 was a community of patterns, or thread, or maybe fabric. We call those stashes, and most everyone in the sewing community has their own, so that didn’t seem right.  Looking at #2 above, there’s the online community, and the online sewing community, but how do you photograph them?   #3… uh… online sewing community?

So I went browsing through this year’s photos hoping for enlightenment, and came upon this.  A-ha!  A small community of animals, and people, too.  Formerly a cotton table topper, it’s “tiny bethlehem” phillip & nicole de leon for Alexander Henry Fabrics  © 1994.

courtesy Fabric.com_FD-079
courtesy Fabric.com
FD-079

That reminded me of a cotton flannel community of birds, from fabric.com last year, and still available.  If you get any, let me know how you’re going to use it.  I’m still debating whether to leave mine as a caftan (no sleeves to speak of) and order a bit more fabric to make some sleeves, or turn it into pants.

And the original WordPress post.

flash! karen’s etsy shop has patterns

this is Karen of Sew U Sew Me - she's NOT the clothes pin at the top of the page!
this is Karen of Sew U Sew Me – she’s NOT the clothes pin at the top of the page!

And they’re selling real quick, because her prices are great, she ships internationally and doesn’t charge an arm & a leg. If you’re in the market for craft, kids, or fashion patterns, from 1960s to current, click on over to Sew U Sew Me.

Happy shopping!

🙂

weekly photo challenge: escape

amongst the piles, current project is bright yellows/orange on tippy top of fabric piles & actually under the pressure foot
amongst the piles, current project is bright yellows/orange on tippy top of fabric piles & actually under the pressure foot

Borrowing from Urban Rustic, I think of this as my sewing slum, and it’s a delightful escape. Having spent so much time getting machines cleaned, & finding infrastructure (fabric, patterns, thread, bindings, ribbons, laces, buttons, interfacings, etc.) it’s such a pleasure to just sit down and sew.

Decided this morning to make up a seersucker fabric purchased last weekend. Am doing an extremely simple gathered straight shift with tie shoulder straps. It’ll do for either nightgown or house dress when it’s super hot… which is what I was vainly looking for this morning.

If you can’t find it/don’t have it, sew it! Which makes this not only an escape to a pleasanter, though decidedly crowded place, it’s also a process whereby to escape from heat, and add a needed item to me wardrobe.

Not bad for a Friday!

getting back to navy rayon

 

Remember it? Slow going, but I’m blaming it on the weather. (smug grin)

Snow on Monday and last week’s cold weather cooled my sewing ardor, pun intended. But I have managed to stay-stitch/zigzag all the edges, and am thinking about French seams when it warms up a bit.

Bulbs in the village are peeping out in exposed areas, as you can see below.