Friday, February 22, 2013

Item # 3 for Stash Smashing Sew-a-Long and Fearless Feb Sew-a-Long


Hi, this took 1.75 yards of fabric. I chose this because I’ve had this in my hoard of patterns for a LONG time. It’s says easy on the cover and it was. I made this out a knit that I got for about .75 or maybe a 1.00 a yard can’t remember. I’ve had it for about three years, guessing. I really don’t like this top and glad I didn’t use any of my good stuff. The neck seems too wide and I thought the collar would lay almost flat with a little scrunch. This will be a weekend throw on something or a layer piece for when I do my walks outside.

One more thing, I lapped the collar in the opposite direction! Oh well.


Hi, I have a long weekend starting!!! Here is the plan...

  1. sort patterns, get them organized, as best I can (half hearted attempt)
  2. finish that Burda top (done)
  3. finish a T-neck that I ripped out, just the hems are left
  4. do a quick apron, my husband cut it out
  5. cut out a pair of jeans, prepped them for sewing
  6. clean out one closet
  7. clean my side of the bed, too many beading and sewing books and mags
  8. running around
  9. play with my new iron I got last month for a B-day present
  10. finish a bracelet that's been hanging around
  11. do a new blog photo (done)
  12. do some baking
  13. make a pot of soup
  14. do up a new bodice sloper for wovens
  15. do up a new pants sloper
As I complete these tasks I will just do (done) in red. So without further ado...let's get started. LOL...can't believe I just said that.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Starting project #3 for my sew alongs...

Hi, starting the Burda...8291 and traced off Vogue 8151 and an oldie McCall's 9233. Can't tell you how long I've had the McCall's, but it's a single sized pattern for various jeans/trouser styles.

Didn't do any sewing, but I will set up the sewing machine for the Burda. I did rip out the side seams to a T-neck that I made some time ago. The fabric seems to have been a bit too stretchy for the pattern.

Happy Sewing!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Item # 2 for Stash Smashing Sew-a-Long and Fearless Feb Sew-a-Long


Hi, this took 1-5/8 yards of fabric. I chose this because it was another fast and easy top, although it took me a week…lol. I got this from a store in Philly called Jomar. This was on their designer knit remnant table. You had to look and sort, but the finds are worth it at $1.00-$2.00 per yard. I have enough left over to get another top. :-)

Friday, February 8, 2013

No sewing in a few days...

I had a few set backs from sewing, due to working late and a 12 hour shift on Tuesday or Wed. Don't really remember. I plan on finishing KS-2740. So far the only thing I've done on this is the shoulder seams and the mock T-neck.

I am going to cut out a pair of denim pants/jeans/trousers. This will be for the Fearless Feb SA with Just looking to get a nice fit and smooth lines. Seems like the jeans are too bulky around the waist for me.

Happy sewing.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


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KS-3093 for Stash Smashing Sew-a-Long & Fearless February Sew-A-Long

Hi, this took 1.625 (1-5/8) yards of fabric, I chose this because it was easy and fast and I had this nice fabric that was a steal. I also love the texture and the vibrant color. J

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My projects so far for the Sew Much Talent Stash Smashing Sew-a-Long (January 29th thru February 28th)

My projects so far… I’ve cut out three tops so far. KS-3093 (v. A), KS-2740 (v. B) and Burda-8291 (v. D).




For the year of 2013...

I know I am a month late, but I was thinking about what I want to accomplish for the year 2013. I had a bit of a set back on 12.29.12. My car along with two other's were hit parked in front of the house. My little car was totalled and I was so sad. I haven't had a car note for years. Anyway, with that being said, I am making a promise to myself to be as money conscious as I can. No more late fees, no more rubber checks. I don't make a habit of it but sometimes it happens. That's a tank of gas and tolls for me going to work.

When shopping will make a list an stick to it and use coupons when I can. And last but not lease, NO MORE FABRIC BUYING, UNLESS I ABSOLUTELY NEED IT!!!! That will be a hard one. I am obsessed with fabric. Since I make jewelry I have a nice stash of beads and other jewelry making supplies.

I am also going to STOP food waste. I will have to learn to cook just enough. I love to cook and bake, but I will start paying attention to the amount that is being cooked. I was thinking about getting rid of all the cable TV that I don't watch.

So here's my 2013 list...
  1. exercise more, I've been walking after work everyday
  2. sew  more, be more creative
  3. be more organized
  4. keep up with the blog, it's a nice outlet
  5. try to take a mini vacation to some place nice and peaceful
  6. STOP GETTING ANGRY AT THE DROP OF HAT, just let it roll
  7. give more time to the Lord

Hey there!!!! It's been a while

Hi! It’s been a while since I last blogged. I am hoping to be more active on it. I made a few promises to myself no more fabric buying or patterns after this last purchase. I went to a place called Jomar in Philly where they have awesome sales and even awesomer fabrics. I got a lot of what they are calling designer knits. I paid anywhere from 1:00 to 3:00 per yard. I got a lot of really nice pieces and one that has this texture to it. I also got this nice brownish fleece for a jacket. As for pattern buying, I joined the 1-Year Membership. I know I could get the same patterns at Joann, but sometimes they are sold out, etc…so I can’t complain about 9.99 for the year. If I don’t like it I just won’t renew it.

Well I’ve joined two sew-a-longs. One is on Sew Much Talent Stash Smashing Sew-a-Long (January 29th thru February 28th) and Ten Thousand Sewing Hours' sew-a-long~ Fearless February.