Sunday, October 23, 2011

A little inspiration

Spring Jonquils
Hello, how's your weekend been?  I know I haven't posted for a little while but I have been finishing off a few bits and pieces that I've been working on for a few weeks.  Over the weekend I've been busy trying to get some sewing done ready for a Spring luncheon next week and trying to catch up with all the blogs I read.

I've noticed over the short time I've been blogging that there are many sources of inspiration on the web.  I find lots of things I want to try or that interest me and bookmark them.  That way I can go back later when I have time or I'm ready to use them.  I've been doing this for a while and thought that maybe others might be interested as well and decided that I might start posting a weekly inspiration post.  These are a few I've found this week.

  • Want to make your own bias why not try Portia's easy method
  • Gertie shows us how easy it is to convert a skirt dart to a hem flare
  • Portia gives us a easy tutorial showing how to draft a simple top .    I'll have to try this out for myself.
  • Ever wanted to know how to grade your patterns.  I do and Megan gives us an easy method with this quick tutorial showing us how.
  • Perhaps you would like to decorate your house with pictures.  Elsie shows us how to make our own canvas pictures using photos.
  • I'm loving how Maria does her vintage style curls without heat.  I'm going to be trying this one.

Now I'm getting back to my sewing so I will have a dress to wear for the luncheon.


  1. I had a lovely weekend thank you very much! And thanks too for the introduction to Miss P.

  2. Hi Shelly, thanks for the mention! You must let me know how you get on with the drafting tutorial...I'd love to see the finished top!
    Portia (Miss P)

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your new spring lunch frock!

  4. I have enjoyed yours links, especially the first one, so original! Thanks for this post to share findings on the net, that was a great idea.


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