It’s just a jump to the left.

(and then a step to the ri-i-i-i-i-ight!)

Blogging! It’s making a comeback! I am pretty sure of it! My mid-year resolution is to blog more, and I think you should too! Unless you are Violet and never stopped blogging multiple times a day. My hero!

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Trust me, I’m a blogger. A blogger who needs a haircut.

A lot of my Twitter friends blog, but if I met them through Twitter I wasn’t following their blogs. Which, ack. So today I am collecting URLs to add to feedly. In the process, I found myself looking at some of the feeds that are still on my list but haven’t been updated in forever, and I happened to find this post, which is where I first got the itch to have a closet full of Simplicity 3835s. It was six years ago. OMG.

We went to the renaissance fair on Saturday (pictures to come!) and while we were out the postman left a slip for two packages. The children and I walked to the post office yesterday and picked up my fabric order and part of my Old Navy order. My new wardrobe is underway! And just in time, because I got rid of more clothes after my last post. The patterns for Dress No. 1 and Spin Skirt arrived last week, and I bought a digital download of Violet (because I couldn’t stomach $6 shipping for one pattern).

Riley Blake Cherries for a summery Spin Skirt

Birch cotton voile Flight for Violet

Robert Kaufman Essex linen blend for Dress No. 1

First up, I am going to make a muslin of 3835 (with unbleached muslin I found in my fabric stash) and one of the dresses (I don’t think I need to make a muslin). Place your vote for navy, orange, or lime! (The grey is a remnant that I might use for pockets or more likely to make something for Grace.)

5 thoughts on “It’s just a jump to the left.

  1. Amanda

    April 15, 2014 at 2:12pm

    I vote for orange. If you end up with Birch Cotton remnants, I think that would make adorable pockets, if you’re doing contrasting.

    The only use my sewing machine has gotten in the last year has been patching jeans. *sigh* The only reason I would want thigh gap is so I wouldn’t have to patch my jeans so much anymore.

  2. nana

    April 15, 2014 at 5:28pm

    Please make Violet with the cotton voile prior to arriving here AND BRING IT WITH YOU so I can steal it!!!

    • Annika

      April 15, 2014 at 5:45pm

      Mom, your evil plots would have a much better success rate if you didn’t tell your victims what you intend to do to them.

  3. Violet

    April 15, 2014 at 6:14pm

    Sometimes I think about quitting the blogging game. Then I remember that I am completely and utterly incapable of doing it. :)
    Violet´s last post ..No It Isn’t.

  4. ~zandra~

    May 29, 2014 at 6:15pm

    Love your fabric choices! Especially the birds (I am also getting back into blogging, which is why I’m not catching up on long ago posts).

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