Sew Outside the Lines
I stumbled upon the work of Jody Pearl (I know, soul sister in name right?), over on flickr, where she posts lots of great images including a recent self portrait with flaming pink hair (I know, hair sister too!)…
Turns out Jody — who goes by Reinventing Fashion (soul sister of craft!) — has a full-on web site where she sells her wonderful patterns, fabrics, and trims. I fell in love with the Piece of Cake dress, pictured in this post, and emailed her to ask just how piece-of-cakey it might be for a fledgling sewist such as yours truly.
My guess is that regardless of the answer to my question, I’ll be giving this a try… it’s just TOO tempting. Visions of thrifted and vintage fabrics dance in my head, along with an entire wardrobe of funky, handmade tunic tops to wear with leggings and skinny jeans. Anybody want to mentor me on this (you know who you are…)? Here’s a link to the pattern, but don’t miss these pattern packages which also include some of her lovely fabrics.