Sunday, February 12, 2012

What's Going On

There hasn't been a whole lot of stitching or sewing around here during the past two weeks. I'm working nights again for a while and that always seems to put a damper on my productivity. I did, however, cut out a new project this past week. I haven't started assembling it, but it's cut out and that's one big step out of the way.
It's Butterick 4788, this cute little Maggie London knit dress. I'm making view A, the one on the right. The pattern is OOP, but still available on the Butterick website.

See? I really did cut it out. I'm using an ITY jersey print from, and I can't wait to see how it looks all made up. I'll be going on a business trip next month and I plan to stuff my suitcase with easy wear/easy care knit dresses, including this one.

In other news, Shepherd's Cottage is almost complete.

I don't have the Weeks Dye Works floss to finish the flowers in the border, but I plan to dig through my stash looking for an acceptable substitute before I resort to ordering. I also still need to check my bead stash for embellishments as well. Oh, and I guess I need to decide where to stitch the date and my initials. Maybe there's more left to do than I thought. But it's close.

I'm all excited to start my next needlework project, which will be a more traditional band sampler in an exciting colorway that I don't normally use. More on that later!


angie.a said...

I have that pattern! I never did make it up though. I should dig mine out...I know I have some ITY in the old stash. I'm sooo lazy this winter.

Belinda said...

I like that pattern too. I'm retired so have no need for dresses, but I live vicariuosly through you gals who do. LOL

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Aww, I love the fluffy sheep on the sampler! I finally finished an outfit I started for M 3 months ago...I have been kinda slow on sewing since the