My daughter M wants me to make this Amy Butler bag for her. I am going to use the batik that we bought in San Francisco at Fabrix (shown below) and pad and quilt it.
I was able to find a lovely pattern drafting magazine at the Japanese store, Kinokuniya, when I went there on my birthday last week. The whole magazine is full of blouse and shirt patterns and directions on drafting the sloper as the base for all the patterns. I am going to have to get out my Japanese dictionary and give it a try.
I like the blue blouse below with the interesting ruching.
We are having rainy weather here in the sunshine state, which is a little early in the season. Some years we get no rain at all until March, and then it can rain for 40 days in a row. This area is peculiar in that we don’t worry about the rain so much as the snow up in the mountains. If there is a big snowpack, there is enough water for all.