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?
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 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.
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.