It feels like Christmas all the time here at Modern Domestic. We are lucky to have the most talented teachers, bringing us the loveliest samples throughout the weeks. (Now, if only I could convince them to gift wrap them and put my name on the tag, it would really feel like Christmas). It is so much fun to see what they create; as you all know, every version of each pattern can be so very different. Along with the amazing fabrics that are so often from Bolt, their own inspiration, and lovely patterns, we get stuff like this walking through the door:
Sally Hess brought us these sweet and easy fingerless gloves. Made from small bits of jersey, they would showcase vintage buttons beautifully and help your hands stay warm as spring always comes along a bit slower than we would like.
Arriving in a little box from Port Townsend, Washington Kata Golda sent us this wee egg-chick nesting in a little felt basket. Ok, so this one doesn’t make me feel like it is Christmas here, it makes me feel like Spring! And Easter! And what is better than that on a February afternoon.
Our other newest sample is from our own Meredith who is teaching a sewing class for those of you who are ready to take sewing to the next level. We love pillows and tote bags as much as the next person, and sewing project wise, they are easy and such instant gratification. Occasionally, we should be inspired to sew something with all sorts of amazing details, and the Negroni shirt is a great one! Local lovelies over at Colette just keep creating the most wearable, of the minute, vintage inspired patterns that make dressing in Portland the best most amazing DIY opportunity you could imagine. What now, is better than a hand made shirt or dress, from a local designer, sewn in a local shop with your own two hands? No big-chain-quickie shirt can compare to that!