Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lucky 13

First up I have to admit that I have in my possession Sewing Clothes Kids Love.  I've had it for a week now.
The only reason that I haven't posted about it is because I haven't had time to sit down and gush in writing. The book is a visual feast. The patterns are fabulous and Nancy's advice is super. Really if you want to know how I sew, buy the book.

Mollie's pick is the Brooklyn Shrug. I had to giggle. I think she choose that because she doesn't have anything like it, plus she likes the look of it. Or perhaps she thinks the dress is part of the package?

I'd really like to make the Manhattan Special Occasion Dress. Every so often I like to make something that has a bit more detail and is just 'special'. Unfortunately I think I'll have to wait a few months until I can tackle it. (yes, because of this darn renovation - next post has some exciting piccies though!)

And my skirt and top are on page 13. I've been married 13 years. We just celebrated our anniversary this week.
Thank you so much to Nancy for including my skirt and top in her beautiful book. I am so honoured to be part of something so wonderful.

The book is excellent value with 10 great patterns. If you've been reading my blog for a while. you know I am fan of Imke. I've also enjoyed making Insa, Dortje and Feliz in the past. I'm really looking forward to making the Brooklyn pieces, the Silver Lake Windbreaker and Manhattan Dress. If are you are a lover of Farbenmix, you will want to have this book. If you've been thinking about trying out a Farbenmix pattern then you should seriously consider buying this book.


zofia said...

Happy Anniversary Sara and Col!
The book looks fabulous-I can't wait for my copy!
13 is lucky for me :D

Karen said...

It's brilliant! I love it!
Every night I have been reading a little in bed and it is full of fabulous advice and tips.
Well done to you Sara, so excited for you with that great pic of your goodies.
I think it's Imke first up for me, but I might need some new fabric first...

JulieT said...

The book looks great what age group does it go up to? My girls are older.

Tas said...

How did I miss your anniversay? Happy 13th Sara and Col. And page 13 is one of my favourite pages. Stunning!

Tas said...

Plus I like knowing someone famous!

Carolyn said...

Lucky 13 for sure!

Although i think yours is more talent than luck!

Gilly said...

Its a fab book isnt it! Congrats on being in it - but of course we knew you were super good!

Botilda said...

The book is truly wonderful. Sprallinen is surely getting a Manhattan dress this summer – if she was to decide she'd have all of the clothes in the book. She (and I) is also still very happy with the rainbow Redondo.

Steffi said...

I bought this book too.Congrats to you on being in it!It looks really nice and colourful!