Bernie Bernina was already needing a cover up when Shea, from Empty Bobbin, asked me to test her new pattern "Cover Up" a few weeks ago. The truth is that Bernie had been standing around naked most of the time, so this cover up idea came none too soon!
Isn't it cute? The best thing about this great new pattern is that it can be made to fit any sewing machine out there. Shea gives specific directions for measuring your machine before you begin to insure a perfect fit. Now, you may notice something added to Bernie's cover that is not shown in the pattern....a ruffle! That's because, in testing we discovered a change that needed to be made, so my cover turned out a tad too short. (Isn't it wonderful to know that a designer wants to make sure that her pattern is perfect before she publishes it!) I simply added a little ruffle to the bottom and now it's just the right length...and feminine, too. (Bernie likes everyone to know that she's a girl.)My mailman has been really busy making deliveries to my house over the last few days! There are around 40 participating in the I Spy Swap and the charm squares are coming in....so fun! If you haven't entered the swap yet and would like to, there is still time. You can find the specifics here.
Mr. Mailman also delivered an extra Cover Up pattern from Shea. She was so nice to want to include you in her latest creative endeavor. If you would like to win this pattern for yourself, just leave me a comment telling me if your sewing machine usually stands naked like mine or what she wears to keep warm and dust free. One comment with an email address = one valid entry! I'll draw a winner on Wednesday afternoon.
Either way, I'm sure she would love a new outfit!
#A winner has been chosen and the give away is now closed. The Cover Up pattern is available on line from the Fat Quarterly Shop here.