Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Allyson's Watery Coachella

This top is called Coachella (from and it seemed so cool and soooo Allyson. I made it without taking any of her measurements and it fits perfectly! She looks so good in it too! I made the XS size with Berroco Suede, needle sizes 7 & 9. The design of this top uses a tube with bound off places for the arms. This creates a cowl-like neck and the racerback tee in the back. Ingenious! I made it three inches longer than the pattern indicates because she tends to wear her tops a little long. It's so sexy cute and I love the turquoise color. My dear sweet friend Allyson, her husband and their two dogs, Oscar and Lola have taken care of our little guy McCool when we go on vacation. We usually give people who watch our dog a little something after we come back. Well, she's told me that she won't watch him anymore if we keep giving her stuff. So, I didn't give her this for that (but really it kind of was), I gave it to her for her birthday (which was in April). All my longtime friends know I'm super lousy at remembering birthdays. You'll usually get something way after the actual date. I just gave it to her yesterday. It's August.
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Mermaid Fabric!

I found this great Mermaid fabric at the new New Pieces in Oakland! I went there with Terri M. to get fabric for her batik quilt. She remembered I did a few of those years ago, and we went to increase her stash for the queen size quilt she's making. This fabric will be for the back of Sofia Romero's quilt. Now... I guess I'll have to get started on what the front will be. Hmm...