It's Friday again! Actually this week has gone surprisingly quickly. I'm finding it rather worrying how speedily the weeks seem to fly by these days... does that mean I'm getting old?!
Here I am with another round up of things that have caught my eye this week.
First up, this Toni dress pattern by Style Arc:
I seem to be rather addicted to Style Arc patterns at the moment. The next two projects I have planned for the Minerva Blogger network are using Style Arc patterns, and I have a couple of others I want to make soon-ish. I got an email about this one earlier this week and have to confess I ordered it within about 5 minutes of seeing it. I'm wondering whether the khaki green leopard patterned rayon I got recently would work for it? I might make it up first in a less precious fabric to check I really like it.
Also earlier this week I was looking for a tutorial for welt pockets, and found this one by Poppykettle. I didn't end up using all of it for my pockets as some parts weren't really relevant, but it's really rather good. I'll definitely be referring to it again.
This post from Maria Denmark about altering crotch curves is really interesting. Sadly I didn't read it until after I'd made my trousers the other week, but I'm going to invest in a French curve so I can follow the tutorial and hopefully get my trousers fitting as they should.
I'm always on the lookout for casual clothes, particularly tops that can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings and I fancy trying the tutorial for this top/tunic. It's less of a tutorial and more of a drawing marked up in Russian, but it looks simple enough to follow.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to a fabric/crafting trade show, to help my friend choose dressmaking fabrics for her shop. (We chose some gorgeous things!). Whilst browsing the stalls I came across this book, which has some lovely ideas in. I think it would be a great way to expand on the free motion embroidery I love to do.
Have you found any great crafty (or other) things you love this week? If so, leave me a comment and share them.