17 January 2017

When Skies are Grey

I'll be honest.  I haven't done a huge amount of sewing lately.  My machine was hijacked by Pearl and her quest to have the most American Girls Doll clothes made. She's been working her way through my stash faster than I have. It's fun, though, being reminded of all the great fabrics that are awaiting my hands. ;)
I had to kick her off the sewing machine for a bit, though, when liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co asked if I'd like to participate in a blog tour for their new fabric line from Riley Blake, When Skies are Grey. When I saw it, it was like they had spent a day in my head! As my usual procrastination took over, I only made Azure an outfit, but, trust me, there is something for me in the works as well.
If you're a quilter, you will have a hay day.  If you're not, you can come up with coordinating outfits for your whole family...next Christmas photo? ;)
I didn't even use a written pattern, I just began measuring, cutting and sewing. It's especially gratifying to sew for Azure because we can never find anything that fits her (stick figure) properly. I noticed on Sunday that the dress she chose to wear was about a foot and a half too short, but it still fit her.  She needed something new.
I used glass buttons from my button stash, and added some nice, big, lined pockets for all those treasures that get gathered by little hands. 
Head here to see the blues and pinks as well, and to be entered into a drawing for a FQ bundle! Stay tuned to Simple Simon & Co for more stops on their Grey Skies fabric tour, and stay tuned here to learn how my year of no new clothes went!


  1. You know I love that skirt!!! Also, can I come visit your button stash sometime?

  2. I want a Katy Dill original. Love this outfit.

  3. Swooning over the umbrella print!!!

  4. Do you know why I can't see any of your instagrm anymore? I am not a facebook user, but I have always been able to see yours and others instagram feeds. So many people do instagram anymore compared to their blogs. I love to keep up with your sewing. Thanks so much for your time. Deb


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