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WIP Wednesday

I’ve been working on a few projects this last week.

One of my goals for the year was to create a garment I wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear in public. I made one earlier this year, but let’s just say the fit wasn’t great. (It was both too tight and too lose all at the same time. And it was a schoolhouse tunic. I’m not even sure how that’s possible.)

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However, this last week, Rachael @ imagine gnats asked me (along with others) to beta test her Bess top. With only two pieces and a fit that didn’t even require adjustments, I figured I could give it a shot. Plus it looked like a super cute pattern! I grabbed some Nordika and Art Gallery Solid in Spiceberry and was able to make this tunic version by myself in an afternoon. I love it! I also have no idea how to take a picture of a person modeling a garment that doesn’t look ridiculous, so maybe that should go on my list for next year. Maybe we should have brought the fan outside to blow back the hair..

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In non-garment news, I am contributing to a group project where we were asked to create a block that represented our blog. I spent a long time totally waffling on what to do and hit a creative block. I was chatting with Sarah @ {no} hats in the house, and she asked why I didn’t just do a paint chip block? Definitely a real “duh!” moment for me. So I whipped up this palette builder block. It’s a 6″ (6.5″ unfinished block), so yes, that sashing is 1/4″. FUN! (Seriously!)

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I’m also making progress on my Sew Sew Modern swap item. I know I want to do a pillow, and I’ll be doing the square in a square design, in “rainbow minus purple” heather ross and friends. I’ve started work on it, but haven’t made a ton of progress yet. I hope to have the front done by the end of the weekend, though!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee @ Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

-Anne

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