Puns N Needles

Dispatches from my adventures: sewing, knitting, and otherwise.

Social media and a perfect pattern

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Back to that tower of fabric (TOF) I described recently. The tower is no longer growing, my sewing room is tidy and I have a little more free time for sewing. But how to decide what to make with the TOF?

Selections from the "tower of fabric"

Selections from the “tower of fabric”

I consistently read (or at least browse) a bunch of blogs, I subscribe to some emails about crafty endeavors, and I also follow plenty of people on Instagram, gathering ideas. In the winter, I read about a fiber weekend at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, which is near my hometown. I briefly considered attending and looked up the instructors — that’s how I learned about Ellen Mason. Ellen would be teaching some kind of knitting class, and I checked out her Instagram. Something she made for herself over and over was a raglan sleeve smock with curved yoke, and they were SO CUTE. I love yokes, I love raglans, and I had to know how she made this, so I wrote her an email.

She did respond, saying that she was creating the pattern herself and that it should be ready to go public in March.

Sure enough, it came out recently, and I bought it right away. I’ve made two smocks now and am so excited about this pattern. It fits nicely into my wardrobe and preferred style lines for tops, it fits well, it’s easy to make, and the pattern is really well written. It really is my perfect pattern and I am looking forward to making many more of these smocks.


Author: Accacia

I'm a librarian at a college in Lexington, Virginia. I sew, I knit, and I cook.

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