Friday, September 21, 2012
Well National Sewing Month is coming to a close...I've only sewed a few things...but bought TONs of fabric and a few patterns. I will admit, I am a fabric hoarder...I hear that music, in my head, from that show on TV about hoarders...lol. It's better then hoarding cats. I only have two of those. I will post the fabulous fabrics that I got online and from my local fabric store. For my next project, it's going to be a tunic out of this cotton with metalic stripes that I got online. Here it is, it's better in person!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Finally finished this top. It should have only taken about an hour or less, but it took me days. I work a lot and my travel time to-and-from work is a bear. Anyway, it's done and I am pretty happy with it over-all. The one issue is these gaps I have in the upper part that you'll see. I will remove those on the next one when I alter the pattern. I should have done a sway back adjustment, but it's only being worn under a jacket. I will make a few more, I have tons of stretch knits in my stash and more coming is a few days.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Hi, I had to work late today, so I didn't get a chance to work out or sew. For this next project I needed some clear elastic, I thought I didn't have any, but I looked in my elastic drawer and found a bag full, it's still stretchy. I have off tomorrow for an appointment. So I am going to start a little before I go and finish the rest when I come back. I don’t know what it is but I am really hyped by National Sewing Month… There is a fabric store in the area that’s having a Labor Day sale, that’s about a week long. I just need some muslin or something cheap for testing. Pattern haul, sort of, yesterday I ordered 3 of the Hot Patterns and one more from www.fabric.com. I am really not a fan of this brand of pattern but decided to give it one more try. BUT THAT’S IT, NO MORE PATTERNS. I have too many already. Some go back to the ‘80s. Getting sleepy…happy sewing!!!!
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sometime last year I was talking about making an ironing board cover…well, it’s finally here. It was fun to make and I am very happy with the outcome. Here are a few pics…By the way this was the 1st of two projects that I started today. The top is cut out, but I am too tired (or lazy) to start. You need clear elastic, I think I have some but want to double check. Anyway check out my cover…let me know what you think!!! I used the following: Insulated Fabric (Insul-Brite) Cotton Batting Silver Ironing Board Lining (I got tan) Some bias tape that I had Some elastic that I had hanging around I used the original cover as a guide... Here is what it looked like before...gross I know...
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I went to JoAnn's and thought I'd come back with a bag full of patterns. I only got four. Not such a bit haul...lol. When I want there nothing really jumped out at me. So I will just use what I have and be happy with it...for now... I got...
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Yay…it’s funny because for most of us NSM is every month. I’ve made plans to do a little pattern shopping today, not that I need another one. Needless to say they are having a great sale at Joann’s. They have Burda, Simplicity, McCall and Vogue all on sale for a few days. They have a few that I want, but with four + boxes of patterns I think I am set for life. Plus the fact that I’ve been doing some drafting on my own, which has been fun. Anyway I am wishing each and every one of us HAPPY NATIONAL SEWING MONTH. I plan on starting my fall sewing. I like cute jackets and like to wear cami’s/tanks underneath. For my first project, I am starting with KS3497. I have this one in a plus size also according to my measurements, but it is way too big. I am going to try the Nancy’s Notions method for fitting for this one. She’s using a pivot and slide method. I have this nice, I think, stretch fabric that I got from fabric.com some time ago. I don’t plan on doing my whole “fall line” at once, but plan on sewing as I go through out the season, including winter. I am also happy ‘cause I lost another 1.5 pounds. Here’s the pattern and here’s the fabric. Now that I see the yardage, I am hoping I have enough. If not, it’ll be a tank/cami…lol!!!