Monday, October 6, 2008
Wanna Have S'More Fun?
Last week I went up to the Sewing Expo in DC, and although I was really disappointed in the Expo I did have a blast shopping for fabrics in some great shops up in Northern VA. On the way back home I stopped off at my favorite fabric shops in Richmond. "Quilting Adventures". It's an amazing place to find all the latest lines of designer prints and so many fun and interesting little extras. Plus, the ladies that work there are so nice and very helpful. I could easily spend hours there. During this visit I discovered some amazing fabrics and one of the lines I fell in love with is the new Moda line called "S'Mores". OMG it's just adorable, and I couldn't resist. I finally made time to sew yesterday and couldn't wait to play with my new fabrics.
This entire outfit took on a life of it's own. It started with the peasant top and pants and then evolved into an entire "look", complete with coat and hat. Yes, I even crocheted the hat. I have done any crocheting in years, but it's like riding a bike once you know how...you never forget and it all came back the minute I picked up the hook and yarn. I didn't use any type of pattern. I just winged it and it turned out pretty cute. I am really trying to add new elements to my design creativitity which makes it all that much more fun and interesting.
Anyway, here are the results...