Sunday, May 24, 2009

As the garden grows...

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I've been hard at work on the Patricia Tunic this week. As I grade each size, I sew one up, tweak the pattern, then sew another one just to make sure all is perfect. Luckily, I have lots of friends and family members who are more than happy to share measurements and feedback in exchange for a tunic made from gorgeous SisBoom Fabrics . My vintage dressform Bessie has been helping me out tremendously. She is just like me - goes up and down in size and spends most of her time in the sewing room :P . Anyway, I thought I'd get the both of us out in the garden for some fresh air and some pictures.

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Please ignore the weeds. I had big plans for weeding and mulching this spring, but I just didn't get around to it. I kind of dropped the ball with the veggie garden, too. The executive chef of the household had to take over as head gardener. I can't very well have dirty fingernails when I'm taking step-by-step sewing pictures, right?

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The little guy is lending a hand as well. Right now his favorite job is holding the bowl while I pick strawberries. I think he consumes about 50% of what I harvest, but I'll take all the help I can get! Hopefully we will have enough for strawberry shortcake tonight :) .

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30 comments:

Andre'a said...

Lovely! I can't wait for the pattern. I'm going to make a couple for myself.

-Andre'a

wondermommy said...

I can't wait for the new pattern either! I love the sophie!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Can't wait for the pattern. I just love it. And the green is so pretty. ooxx`jodi

Robyn said...

Very pretty! I love that style lately.

Sahmy said...

I can't wait! How cool!

Jeannine said...

I don't know what to comment on first. All those lovely tunics, the flowers, the vegetable garden or the strawberries. Lovely.

Sara said...

So cute! I can't wait to make one!

Shannon said...

LOVE the adult version! SO EXCITING - can't wait!

Karamat said...

Oh My!! I love this! I can't wait for the pattern to come out. And your garden looks great - all I can grow are weeds... ha ha ha.

Tom said...

What beautiful flowers! Those strawberries look yummy! Can't wait for the Patricia tunic! Angie is patiently waiting!

Kathleen G said...

Anxiously awaiting this pattern's release! Yay- a fun pattern for me! Your photos and your tunics are gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

Whoohoo!! Really looking forward to this pattern!!

Your garden looks fabulous! I looove strawberries!!

teresajoy said...

Oh Carla, the tunics are just lovely!!!! I can't wait for this pattern!

And, I love seeing the pictures of Del and Louie in the garden!! It looks like it was a perfect day!

You named your dress form Bessie!!! Love it!

Stephanie said...

I love the tunics out in the garden, so pretty! The fabric compliments your beautiful garden so nicely. I hope you make jam with some of this strawberries!

Mindy said...

WOW! The tunics are fantastic and I can't wait to make one for me!!! However, those flowers are absolute perfection! They are beautiful!!!!! And I love the pics of Del and Lou in the garden!

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carla! The tunics, garden, and strawberries! I'm so excited for this woman version. We all need to make a little something for us!!

Courtney said...

Oh, it all just looks perfect! I love all the colors of the SisBoom Fabrics! How could you possibly make these tunics without her fabrics now? Can't wait to make my own!

SNubile said...

Love the tunics! Can't wait for the pattern. And then I will just have to order some SisBoom fabric to make matching mother-daughter tunics.

And those strawberries look delicious!

Cathy said...

Oh I am loving the tunic!!! I really like the princess seam...isn't that what its called...beautifully sewn! Did I mention 29346293472834 times how much I love the fabrics and colors of Jennifer's fabrics?


Hey, wondermommy....I recently ordered stuff from you on Etsy...I didn't know you knew Carla....thanks for the beauiful package of fabric and patterns! Cute business cards btw :)

Jennifer said...

I love it and can't wait! When can we expect your latest creation to be available?

Misty said...

I can't wait for the new pattern! I'm ready to sew something for me! I got the "Sophie," although I'm having trouble printing that one for some reason. I actually love all your patterns because they are so easy for a beginner to understand (with great pictures too!). I wish you would do a tutorial on "facings." I really stink at those! Your ruffling tutorial helped me a lot!

Amy said...

I am so excited about the Patricia pattern. Megan will be so excited for us to have matching tunics!!

I hear you on the weeds - I skipped last year and really paid for it this year - 2 days to clean out and mulch one bed! Your flowers look fabulous and SO jealous of those strawberries!!

phins_jazy said...

Yeah!!! I can't wait for this pattern. Finally I get to sew something for me! Will this go up to fluffy sizes? :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the new pattern!

Trillium said...

Is this by chance a grown-up version?!! Yippedty-do-dah. That's awesome. Love that pattern - have the girly version that is soon to become a beach cover up. Great stuff Carla!

Rachel said...

Love the new pattern and the fabrics are gorgeous! Will you be designing any more patterns with Jennifer? I would love to make a dress for myself... hint..hint :)

HeatherSue said...

Bessie! So funny! I loved your description of "her".

I think Sawyer would eat at least 50% of the strawberries if we had them, too. That boy loves strawberries.

The tunics are beautiful! So are the flowers. Awesome pictures!

I love the picture of Del and Louie, too!

Kelly said...

I cannot wait to make one of these for myself!! The strawberries look delish!

Brenda said...

Oh I'm so excited - I love all of your patterns, but I think the Sophie is my favorite! I can't wait to be able to make one for me, too! Thank you, thank you, thank you (in advance). :)

sophities said...

I feel so blessed that all of you came to visit me. Louis is the best!!
Hugs for Cathy...I love your warmth.