Our new house has no citrus trees for juicing. Sigh.
We do have a fig tree however, and it is prolific!
I found this pattern for Palazzo pants from The Great British Sewing Bee on the Sew Mag website. I ignored the waistband, just folded down the waist and inserted elastic. That worked for me because I am short-waisted. If you want them more high waisted, use the waistband.
This first pair I made out of Manchester fabric from Robert Kaufman in denim. It’s so light and drapey. LOVE.
We have this tiny front porch that can only be accessed through our living room. It’s very narrow and it’s been tough to find furniture for.
Also, because of the climbing roses (which I love!) and it being so close to the street, it gets very dirty. So the goal is to outfit it in easy to clean furnishings. Now, this is going to seem like an ad for World Market but I promise you it’s not sponsored in any way. I just happen to live within walking distance so it’s convenient and they have great sales.
Indigo dyeing is something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. I took a class at Quiltcon in February on natural dying with Maura Ambrose and it got me all jacked up to try some at home. I bought The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar for some recipes and inspiration. Kristine also has a class on Creativebug about Indigo. I will not presume here to tell you all the steps to successful indigo dye, but I’ll give you a preview of what you’re in for.