You can always tell when I’m in the mad finishing stages of a garment or a pattern: my blogging dwindles away to practically nothing.
Sadly (for me) I’m not working on some fabulous frock: the only thing of note I’ve made since returning from Costume College is a wedding dress for a friend, and of course I can’t reveal it until the bride agrees!
Happily (for you), I am hard at work on a pattern.
I have managed a little light sewing. Here are two cushion covers I made as teaching samples along with a class:
The zig-zag one is an envelope cushion, and the birds cushion is made using the same techniques as this tutorial.
Students learn how to do appliqués, piping, invisible zips, and buttonholes, all in one class. It’s pretty awesome.
Because the cushions aren’t that exciting on their own, I roused Felicity from a nap to come make her pose with them. She was somewhat less than delighted by this, but was easily mollified when I included ‘throwing her toy for her to chase’ as part of the posing.
Eventually she got bored of the toy game, and took a bath, enabling me to catch her very best ‘Oh my! I didn’t realise you had a camera!’ look: