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.