I am back from our final sewing RETREAT of the year~ it was another smashing success! Boy, did we all have fun. Someone said in their retreat review that "20 hours a day of sewing was just not enough!" In reality not ALL of us sewed that many hours, but there were a few . . . . I will post pictures and more details later this week.
As I was making up this NEW kit (above) I wondered ~ as usual ~ what its name would be . . . The colors for this little kit are most unusual. I would describe the combination as "funky sophisticate"! All of the fabrics are from a new collection called "Basic Grey" by Moda Fabrics. The sleeves and the skirt are done in the richest deep plum while being set off by a bright pastel pink and a very different green. The green is the color of the center of an avocado, not lime. I finished all of the edges with a rolled hem which really speeds up the construction. Once it was done, jeans and even a ribbon rose corsage, the first name that came to me was Chelsea! How appropriate since the pattern, "Mia", was designed by Chelsea Anderson of PINK FIG patterns. I hope that she likes it too!