My sewing machine just about died of fright when I moved it to action stations on the dining room table. It's been so long since I used it for anything remotely serious. In this case, a teeny weeny baby kimono for a friend's bump.
The gender of the bump is still a mystery - so hopefully the Alexander Henry animals are sufficiently gender neutral. I used the Lucy's Kimono pattern from Weekend Sewing, which turned out fine. But boy, that book has a lot of errors and dodgy directions. Luckily, the internet saved me as I googled everyone else's efforts first which saved me from disaster.
I'm sure it is exactly this sort of googling that the founders of My Sewing Circle had in mind, when they set up the stitcher's equivalent of Ravelry. Sure, it's in its early days, but I think it's going to be fab. Soozs tipped me off to it's existance. She also has a really thoughtful post about sewing garments today. Which I am going to read every time I feel disgruntled with my own efforts.