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June 20, 2006

my growing cornflower

i kept thinking this week is the twelfth, but it is already the nineteenth. june has gone by so fast.

that's great, though. i can't wait for july. why? i'm taking a mini vacation to visit hege. just us girls. we will knit and sew and eat by the sea. i can not wait.

it has been so long since i was in boston. i hope to visit some yarn shops with hege when we are in town. but not after some succulent lobsters and clam chowders.

but most of all, i want to finish my cornflower tunic before the trip. it will look so cute on the beach of cape cod and hege's estate- pine cone lodge!

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it still has a way to go, as you can see from the progress shot. i am thinking of making this a spaghetti strap dress than the original, long sleeve version. what do you think?

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a while back i had purchased some linen blend fabric to make a pair of capri pants. these cute lobsters seem to be so appropriate for cape cod now, don't they? i have actually finished sewing the most part, except the waist portion. i'm just not a pattern-follower when it comes to sewing, still need to modify the waist part before it is ready for debut. pants are tricky to make, that's my conclusion so far.

sewalong top is coming, i am going to make butterick's B4549. pattern and fabric are from stash. barring any mistakes... it should be a cute top!

Comments

You are too cute :) I am looking forward to it. Yes, bring the lobster pants! How perfect. :)

I love this linen blend fabric, perfect for pants. I can't wait to see them! I am sure you'll do a great job of it!...

Aw, yay Boston! Sounds like the trip will be lovely.

Very cute fabric! I've yet try sewing pants. Is that hard. Those butterick pattern are very nice, especially pattern D.

lobster pants! you should totally get a copyright on that concept! they are super cute.

mmm lobster ...

Cute lobster fabric - so perfect for the Cape!

Hello! I had to drop a note to compliment you on your beautiful work and designs. Your website has quickly become one of my favorite daily reads. Thanks for all the inspiration, from a new knitter in CT!

Pants seem really tricky to sew, but once you get it right, other pants can follow the same pattern. Good luck withe the cornflower tunic!

Your tunic is looking great and those pants look adorable. I need to try some pants. I guess I should look for a pattern.

cute fabric! Pants are tricky- especially close fitted ones- to get the right fit. It's such a complex combination of curves and length and shapes it takes a bit of fiddling!
I agree with the other Diana- once you have one pair that you like the fit of, use that pattern to help you modify others to fit too.

I love the cornflower color! Have a great time in Boston! How long till your DC visit? :)

oh! You should stop by the store Alison and I work at :) Email me if you want more info! I would love to meet you!

I love the lobster fabric! They're so cute and pink...
And that blue is gorgeous.

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