9.7.09

check & stripe floral


I have a confession to make: lately I have not been feeling the lace. No, not so much. I think about it and "Falling Out of Love (With You)" by The 6ths plays in my head. I'm not sure when it happened, but it happened. I have a couple of lace dresses that I have yet to wear, in fact, although I try to get excited about them by thinking thoughts of Lula spreads.

It's okay; we're just on a break. I still adore the piles and piles of it that I have accumulated, that some of you have been so kind as to send me.

What I have been gravitating towards lately is the sort of thing found in the book above: Check & Stripe Floral. This has been the only sewing book I have been flipping through for the past few months, savouring it. It is still intensely girly, although a little less so than lace; I can make one of these dresses and climb a tree if I wanted. I can wear my Top-Siders with it! It's all about balance, folks.

From what I can tell, Check and Stripe is a shop, and there have been two previous books (Check and Stripe and Check and Stripe Standard). I got this one from Megumi, as usual. The ISBN is 978-4418094035.















I bought this madras check cotton at a wonderful place in Port Dover called Len's Mill Store. I think it will be perfect for the tomboyish sundress of my dreams.

13 comments:

  1. Oooh pretty book... I'm a big fan of stripes even if they're not necessarily a big fan of me! ;)

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  2. i know what you mean i think, and i have a love for both. these styles are like the denim for the mischief or get-work-done no nonsense days.

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  3. Oh definitely, that fabric is perfect and for some reason I am having visions of a little pup tent made out of it, wouldn't that be amazing?

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  4. The colours of the fabric are wonderful!

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  5. The book looks gorgeous! And that fabric is perfection!

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  6. oh! just as i found a bag i had stashed away for you from my last sweater scrap haul. i'll keep it around for now... let me know if you are suddenly inspired :)

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  7. pretty! i'd love to see the dress when it's done.

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  8. i was looking at some silk taffeta the other day. the colours and pattern was absolutely madras style. and i have to say, i was feeling that.

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  9. i love fabric! but i can't sew! i wish i could so i could collect all the pretty fabrics i see.

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  10. len's mill store! did you love it there? i'm glad erin took you. i've been loving it there since i was little.

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  11. now i feel the need to get all these books....they look so great
    and i love your fabric
    ...and i do love your blog...adding it to my blog list now
    all the best
    michelle

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