March 21st, 2007
Isn’t this adorable? I found a vintage cape a few weeks ago that was so beautiful and even had an original brooch-like clasp. But, it was in sage green, which just isn’t me so I didn’t buy it. This free pattern from Fitz is almost identical, so now I can make one that has my name written all over it! I’m thinking houndstooth or a cheery yellow. Fritz also has a half dozen or so other patterns available for free.
You probably won’t believe that these are actually paper flowers made from coffee filters, but they are. They’re made by a mom here in Seattle who just this week went on Martha’s show and also posted a tutorial on how to make them. I can’t wait to try these out; they will make a perfect mother’s day present. Mommy Makes Roses also sells them.
I did manage to order this sewing foot accessory from Sew Fast Sew Easy, which is supposed to help get that perfect, bought-in-store straight stitching look. I’ve used something similar on a Bernina machine and it made all the difference. I hope this works just as well (and for $10 including shipping, it would be a great deal!).