Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love day, lace, and dancin'

Lace yoke tutorial
Whether you're in a duo or flying solo, I hope ya'll had a snazzy Valentine's Day! I made peanut butter, chocolate chip, and coconut cookies for my sweetie and reveled in the prettiest rusty red silk underpinnings from Unforeseen Circumstances. My fascination for lingerie is growing everyday and I'm absorbing as much inspiration as my brain can handle! Admittedly, I didn't complete my winter break sewing challenge to make a set (although I did make a little bralette) and opted instead to first equip myself with pattern drafting skills. Now in week five of my pattern making class, I can tell it's going to take a lot of practice to master!

Since we're catching up, my internship at Colette Patterns is wonderful and I feel so lucky to be learning along side Sarai. She's opened my eyes to so many useful and beautiful techniques! If you dig the lace yoke in the photo above, check out my recent tutorial where I show you how to alter our Sencha pattern and sew a yoke with step by step instructions and photos.

And because yesterday was Love Day, here's a little present I've been putting together for a few weeks...it's not themed to get you in the mood or anything, but it just might make you dance!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lacy bits

Lace inset tutorial

Hello! Here's a look at a few of the lacy bits I've been whippin' up for tutorials on the Colette Patterns blog. Are there any tutorials you'd love to see over at CP? Lemme know! 

Lace Applique Tutorial