Wednesday, April 25, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD
Elizabeth started needle and thREAD a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I am very thankful!
On the first week of this linky party, Elizabeth wrote:
"I welcome you to needle and thREAD. What have you been sewing lately? Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a description of what you're up to? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much."
Head on over to Elizabeth's blog and join the party.
This week I whipped up this sleeveless, button up summer top for Kimberly. I used the Simplicity 7616 pattern.  I made the top three inches longer than the is meant to be a crop top, but I like the extra length.  The top was an exact fit-6x.  I proceeded to make a red pair of shorts using the same pattern and size, they came out gigantic...I tried to "fix" them, but they ended up in the trash.  I was so upset about wasting the fabric, but they were just unwearable.  I have now written in big letters on the pattern, "don't make these shorts"!
I finished up An Invisble Thread. It was a true story about an 11 year old panhandler and a sales executive.
This inspirational story shows how a brief encounter between two people from different worlds can turn into a lasting relationship that changes lives.
Next up to read: a Nicholas Sparks love story--The Best of Me.  It's just what the doctor ordered!


hannahw said...

That new shirt paired with red shorts will be adorable!

I came by way of needle and thREAD and here is my week's offering:

Lisa said...

That is a *very* cute top!

Jeannine said...

Sweet top! I love black against bright colors.

*kate said...

I love the top! Super cute :)

Elizabeth Foss said...

I love the top. That's one I could see myself making again and again in different fabrics and sizes. making a note...

Alisa said...

what a cute the colors!!