I will be enjoying reading through these books over the summer and I'm sure gaining lots of inspirations and ideas, after only a flick-through my head is already buzzing.
Following on with the retail therapy I purchased the Staple Dress pattern by April Rhodes, I'm really excited about this. I've only made one dress before in sewing class with my mum a few years back, but I don't wear it as I didn't conceal the zipper (dohh!) and its not a nice zipper that you would want to expose... so I'm hoping this will be the first official dress I make and wear for myself. I've heard lots of good things about it, and everyone on the blogosphere seems to have made one so I thought I may be able to tackle it! I plan on making a muslin version first, and then using either of these two fabrics for the real version?
I recently bought the cream floral fabric from Etsy, I just looove the pattern and colours - but I'm undecided whether to use it as a quilt-backing as I originally intended? The other fabric I purchased from a fabulous shop in Rome last year called Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti. Floor to ceiling in fabric, and I found this tucked away in a little corner. I thought it looked quite 60s and kitsch, a perfect dress print for me!
So lots to be getting on with this weekend, see you next week friends! xo