The kids are back in school this week and while I haven't been counting down the hours 'til the kids go back to school, I have to admit that I have a lot more time to think all of a sudden. And when I have time to think, I often think about projects I'd like to make for myself that maybe I put on hold a couple of months ago when the kids were just getting out of school. The weeks just following kids returning to school is always quite a busy time in the print room at Spoonflower, so I think this must be a pretty common scenario for a lot of you, too!
I've run across a beautiful line of women's clothing patterns recently that have jumped to the top of my sewing to-do list. Sewaholic patterns are created by Vancouver based Tasia and billed as "sewing patterns for the modern seamstress," and I want to make almost every single one of them for myself now. (It's not too late to make a bare shoulder sundress, right?) You can ogle many pretty versions of all of Tasia's Sewaholic patterns in her Flickr pool. Like this version of the Cambie dress. Or this very pretty Alma blouse. Love.
If you want to try your hand at a brand-new Sewaholic pattern, just enter this week's drawing! We're giving away one Sewaholic pattern of your choosing plus 4 yards of any Spoonflower fabric to make it up in. To enter, just leave your comment here or on the corresponding Facebook post, and let us know which of the Sewaholic patterns you'd like if you're our winner. Please don't forget to include your Spoonflower screen name or some other means of tracking you down easily in case you win. Entries close next Tuesday, 9/4 at 7pm EST and we'll announce a winner on 9/5. Good luck, modern seamstresses! This giveaway is now closed and we'll be announcing a winner shortly.
Last week, we gave away a copy of Lunch Bags! plus two types of interfacing, Insul-Fleece, and regular fusible fleece to aid in your lunch bag-making projects. The winner was Lori Claflin in Massachusetts. Congrats, Lori!