Monday, November 5, 2012

Sew Liberated LOVE!

Sew Liberated at Fall Quilt Market 2012

Meeting Meg McElwee is like experiencing sunshine, fresh air, kindness and uninhibited bursts of laughter all mixed up in a lovely little 5ft 3" package of a person. She's cheery and generous and ready to go to dinner in the blink of an eye ;) We had the honor of eating with her, Kim and Rae at one of our favorite Houston eats. We talked about patterns and design, children and farm animals. And laughed. It was lovely.  They were both so personable, warm and encouraging!

Growing up Sew Liberated has been my staple / go-to book for sewing knits and other children's items. From it I've made several items for both my girls that I will save forever in their special little memory boxes. However now that I have met the author it's seems all the more special. She's truly inspired me along my both my sewing and mothering journey.

Meg's patterns are modern and hip with a homespun flair. I can not wait to sew and wear her new shirt dress (seen above). It was gorgeous in this blue speckled Nani Iro.. but then she wore it in Heather Ross's Snow White in the woods print.. charming. I can see all types of print possibilities for this one.

Funny thing, while editing photos from market last night I took a break to check in on Meg's blog, started reading.. while slowly scrolling and then... "hey!" there we all were! :)
Kim, Meg's awesome right hand lady had snapped our photo for Meg and than took this one for me:

Sew Awesome.

Look for more of Meg's Sew Liberated pattern's in the shoppe. We currently stock both her books and many patterns and will be carrying her new patterns as soon as they're released, early next year. Also, her new patterns will offer free video tutorials to follow along with from start to finish. Making it even easier for a beginner to jump right in and sew garments.... cuz' there's really no better feeling than wearing a beautiful dress you made yourself! Right? Right!

Thanks Meg and Kim for making it happen!! 
Sorry I caught Kim at a more serious moment, just beyond her and out of the frame, Anita was saying something about not having any more of a certain fabric we all loved :(   Please come anyways Kim! We love seeing you!! :)