14 January 2011

Friday Finds no.4

Hello friends! I hope you're having a good week. I am officially on sabbatical! No rest for the wicked though - I'm on a very intensive training course which is draining (mock Newsnight interview, anyone?!) but brilliantly motivating too.

Speaking of motivation (nice segue), here's this week's pick of inspirational posts from the sewing blogosphere:

- Cecili demystifies the process of sewing with Japanese pattern books when you can't speak Japanese. Want!

- Janice created an enviable archive for her pattern collection. I will get round to doing this at some point, oh yes.

- The Sew Weekly shared some swoonsome catalogue pages of 1930s fabric prints

- Casey announced a Swing Dress sewalong - I'm in!

- Peter is leading a sewalong of the Negroni men's shirt pattern

- Debi and Sarah are co-hosting a Sewing Through the Decades challenge

What blog posts have you been excited about this week? Have a great weekend, one and all!

[Soundtrack: 'Lady Devine' by Alela Diane]


  1. I think the most instructive and helpful thing that I have found is a really great post on darts by Pattern scissors cloth, she explains the difference between Basic, contour and french darts and gives tips for sewing them.

  2. I keep being drawn to those Japanese pattern books. Have you tried any out yourself?

  3. Everyone has such exciting blog posts this week! :) Thanks for the mention, doll!

  4. Thanks for mentioning my post, Tilly! Hopefully it will inspire other disorganized sewists out there to sort their own collections. :)

  5. Oooh, I've just bought my first Japanese pattern book so thanks for the link to Cecili's post. x

  6. Oh Tilly, I do love your linky lists - there are always so many good things on them. Thank you! Wishing you a lovely weekend, Florence x

  7. HI Tilly, me again. Just saw your comment on Cecili's blog - misformake.co.uk have the largest selection of Japanese pattern books in the UK, well worth a visit. x

  8. Thank you for mentionning my post here! Have a nice weekend!

  9. I'm a bit late, but just wanted to say thank you for mentioning my sew-along! ;)

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