Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Meeting Heather Ross & Weekend Sewing
On Saturday I met up with Stephanie and Kristen to go see Heather Ross at a signing of her new book Weekend Sewing. We were all excited to go meet such a celebrity in the sewing world. She demonstrated the Little Girl's Smocked Dress from her book and it really made me wish I had a girl! Too cute! Anyway, it was so fun and we all chatted for a while afterward. She is just as nice and down to earth as she seems on her blog. We also got to see samples from her newest line Far, Far Away and it is just gorgeous. I cannot wait for this fabric line to come out. The fabric itself is actually made of two layers of fabric. It is the most wonderful feeling fabric and the prints are beautiful. Anyway, here is Heather and I. For some reason my fist is weirdly clenched. It's a very odd picture of me, but hopefully not too scary.
So more about the book. I have to say I really, really love this book. Yesterday I made the little boy shirt (Kai's shirt) for Isaiah. It only took a few hours (with lots of breaks in between) and it was really simply and easy. The only thing I have left to do it put on the buttons. Isaiah loves the shirt and it fits him perfectly. It's made with the Swim Class fabric from her Mendocino line.
I debated about buying this book at first because I already have so many craft/sewing books. But trust me, if you like sewing, then this is definitely a book that you'll want to add to your collection. It is great because I can imagine myself making every single project from the book, something that I could probably not say about the other sewing books I own. Not to mention that I was thrilled that there are projects for little boys in there. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow, plus all the diagrams are hand drawn, which I just love. Now Isaiah is demanding a pair of seahorse pants. Who am I to deny him a pair of handmade pants?