In case you missed it, I want to point you in the direction of my first-ever guest post on another blog. Rachael from Imagine Gnats asked me to participate in this Spring's Selfish Sewing Week as a featured stitcher, meaning I got the celebrity treatment with my choice of pattern by a participating independent designer (I chose the lovely Giselle Dress from Kate & Rose Patterns), my choice of a fabric (I went with the Aves Chatter Dim in voile by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery fabrics, but it was seriously SO HARD to choose from all the gorgeous options)!
Here's a sneak peek at the dress:
You can see the finished version HERE at Imagine Gnats!
I just want to thank Rachael so much for inviting me to participate. She was so helpful and complimentary, and I just really felt special and appreciated for what I do. I'm not going to lie--it feels good to have someone you only know from the internets reach out and say, "I see you! And I like what you are doing!" Rachael has some great patterns for women and children (I just got the Bess Top and Alder Skirt women's patterns--guess I'm not done selfish sewing just yet! I'm planning to make this mash-up version found on her blog using some amazing Nani Iro Pierre Pocho Fountain Stones double gauze in Forest Green--here's what it looks like--that I just brought home from Nippori) as well as amazing fabrics that I'm sure I won't be able to resist once I'm back in the states! She carries a lot of the Japanese fabrics I have been falling in love with over the last year, and it's a relief to know that I will be able to get them from her once I leave Tokyo. Plus her blog has great tutorials as well as showing off the projects that Rachael is working on herself.
I love Selfish Sewing Week (I sewed along for the first time last fall) and look forward to planning for each upcoming session to come! Not that I really need an excuse, but having a week to dedicate to sewing for myself really helps me justify it :)