Saturday, February 13, 2010


I got the new Spring Boden catalog this week, and it has totally awakened my hibernating sewing monster! You know the one, it's the one that says "oh, I could make that" when you see something totally cute.

I am dying to make this coat. I stopped by Hancock's this week and found some nice stretch twill that is lined up for this coat project.

I plan to use this Butterick pattern and modify it slightly. I probably won't put the piped loopy loops at the top, but the contrast piping and pockets plus oversized buttons will definitely be on the bill. And I love the longer cuffs with the contrast.

I also love love love this dress! I am afraid I'd have to order it to see the detail of the bodice up close, but I think I can improvise and make something close enough?

I love this Kwik-Sew pattern (the green version) and it's really similar to the styling in the Boden dress. I have a Simplicity pattern that is nearly identical, so I think I'll use it and modify it to make it. I'm in love with that whole tuxedo-bib look so I think I need to get it out of my system and make something with it.

I have so many tunic projects in the To-Do pile, it's a little embarrassing. But what's one more?! I love the appliqued circle detail around the collar of this shirt, it's different than anything else I have.

I have ordered shorts and tees for the boys from them in the past and they hold up really well and look cool. In fact, it was Boden's knit board shorts that I tried to replicate with a re-purposed rugby shirt last year. The idea was good, the fit was not. I hope to have better luck this year.

I've not yet found a good local source for nice knit fabric in stripes? Does anyone have an online source they've had good luck with that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I'd love any suggestions.

I just finished the project (it's a secret...) for the first giveaway of this new blog, so check back on Monday. I'll be posting pics, instructions and of course, your chance to win it. If you like Japanese prints, and have always wanted to tackle a Japanese pattern but were intimidated by the language barrier, this one's for you!

Happy sewing~


  1. I am a follower at your other blog and was delighted to see your sewing blog. Thanks for writing!

  2. I fell in love with that blue dress too!