A call out of the black hole...
Today was mail day!
Now I'm proud owner of two "Patrones" issues with awesome patterns included.
I don't speak spanish (except for some tourist sentences), but my colleage is able to read it if there would be trouble, and in the end I mostly don't read instructions at all.
Unfortunately it looks like I'm right between two sizes.
Though I know how to cope with that problem, I'm a bit disappointed. You know that I'm lazy by nature, and drafting "the size between" is so freaking boring!
Speaking of it: A very good tutorial on how to do this can be found at Tany's blog. She describes the process very well and has made good (almost self-explaining) pictures, so I only can recommend to check back there if you always wanted to sew a special pattern but didn't get the right size.
Also in my mailbox: The new issue (#146) of "Mrs. Stylebook" and another japanese sewing magazine, called "Cotton Friend". I know you folks want a sneak peek inside, so click on the button under the picture to see a short slideshow (new window will open).
Honestly, I'm NOT as much in love as with the issues before.
There's a lot of things inside I'd never wear or would plainly call ugly, but of course that's a matter of taste. Mine is a bit strange, I know... ;)
Also, they have included some childrens patterns. Those are really cute, but I don't think I'd take the time to draft for a child - it would have grown out of the clothes before I even finished drafting!
But there are very pretty things inside, too!
Besides sitting in my black hole, I made some custom knitting needle rolls which were requested in my shop, cleaned and re-organized my sewing room (different story!), sewed something for me (to come...), worked on my pattern (with a hint from Kerstin - Thanks, dear!) and finally did a HUGE pile of mending, of which I just want to show one piece that turned out to be really lovely:
My sister's jeans are now officially "gefliegenpilzt".
Of course you all know that the machine embroidery designs come from Farbenmix.de. :)
Hope you enjoyed the insight in MSB - have a nice weekend!