Sunday, 22 February 2009

Featured Blog

Today I will do the Featured Blog, since yesterday was about the 100th post. Don't forget to leave a comment on "Posy for You" to be eligible for a give away.

One of the blogs I check out frequently is Pins And Needles by Summerset Banks. Summerset does very detailed posts about her projects. She is an excellent technician making garments with a vintage feel, sometimes from vintage patterns but using modern embellishment techniques. She gives step by step explanations of how to make a pattern work for you, whether for fitting or for aesthetics.

Summerset has won awards in various wearable art categories in shows across America. She was in hopes of being invited to be a Bernina Fashion Designer, but they have stopped doing shows now. Like me, Summerset likes to develop garments with a theme in mind. I am sure her garments would have been stunning...well the ones she already makes are!

Summerset also makes clothing for her family and does community related projects. At present, she is doing the Peter Rabbit Characters! Reminds me of all those days I spent using the "Chop-Chop-Sew-Sew" method to do storybook and Nursery Rhyme Characters. Here are some examples of a few I did.
More of my costumes are at my old website: But, before you go there, check Summerset's blog out!
UPDATE: February 27, 2009 Summerset just won Best of Show at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show 2009, Hampton,VA with her recent ensemble "Bluebird of Happiness"!!! Well Done!

1 comment:

Summerset said...

Thank you! I admire your work as well as all the former Bernina designers, so your kind words are a treasure to me.