I'm working on the most darling dress, made from this super pretty linen. I have tried to capture the color as best I could in these photos, with natural light. It is such a beautiful fabric. The dress is going to be for a size
6 little girl. Here is a peek of the sleeve. Not finished yet, but I love the way it is coming out so far. The cuff isn't sewn down, and more delightful features still need to be completed. I hope you will come back to see it when it is finished.
I just picked up a copy of the new Marie Claire Idees, and I'm not impressed with this issue at all. Ever since they went to 6 issues per year, it has really suffered in content. I have been buying this French magazine since 1996, and when I look back through the old ones, there are so many projects and inspiration. I feel that it is no longer the same, and this make me kind of sad. Please Marie Claire Idees, bring back all of your pretty embroidery patterns!
I have been looking for this UK magazine for a long time. It is sweet, but a bit too expensive. I have purchased 3 of them so far, but it really has to have something in it that I want to make or I don't buy it. I don't know about you, but I have become quite selective in magazine buying lately, when I use to not be. I was a true addict, and would have many subscriptions. Now I only have three that come to the house, and I will frequent this place , and give them some business. I like them because they will call you when your favorites come in, and hold a copy for you.
Today I'm really sleepy, having stayed up too late watching Conan and then going to the gym this morning, really has worn me out. Oh, did I mention it is 90+ degrees out today! This heat always makes me tired.
Glad that everyone is enjoying the Retro Friday, I'm having fun digging up the old photos. I have some cute pictures to share this Friday, so come back and check in!