i big thank you to Abby at Sew Get Dressed for her fabric giveaway and all of the bonuses she threw in!
look at all the goodies! first off is the fabric! it's blue plaid seersucker. (i'm a girl who loves blue! read abby's last post about gender expectations. i think when i was a little girl my favorite color was red. never pink. although by definition pink is just a tint of red… but i always loved blue as well. and now blue is one of my go-to colors.) now if you had to pick one fabric that represented your city, seersucker would represent the city where i live. it's so hot here in the summer and seersucker is very popular. it's even common for men to get married wearing a striped seersucker suit with matching suits for his groomsmen. and bow ties. and flip flops. and sunglasses. no joke. (we didn't go that route though. my husband wanted a traditional black tux.)
anyway, so this blue seersucker is going to make a really cute sundress! haven't decided on the pattern yet. any ideas? maybe one by colette?
and the bias tape is from her grandma's stash - how awesome is that? and maybe i can make a button up sundress. the pearly white buttons are too cute. also from her grandma's stash is a point turner and i think it doubles as a "jean-a-ma-jig" with 2 different heights (see where the 2 notches are). it can raise the back of your presser foot to help sew over thick seams. it kind of works like a shim. correct me if i'm wrong.
and lastly, check out what she crocheted! how amazing is that! it's so tiny and intricate!