Monday, June 19, 2017

Button ,button what to do with so many buttons

I didn't take pictures of the button sorting until more than 2/3 of the way through the process .
My brothers Mother in law moved here & wanted to bring all her sewing supplies . She hasn't sewn in 5-7 years . I've helped them out by sorting out the beautiful fabrics she had as well as supplies .
She had so many wonderful silks, wools , linings etc !!!
I donated most to a local community college -they have a great fashion design program .
We this week I took on the buttons . There were 1000's . Not joking !!!! 
They were  6 tall Rubbermaid containers -all full of buttons .
I of course am keeping quite a few for myself as she had very good taste ! 
I'm taking a huge bag to the community college . Also have a large bag for a great resource Treasures 4Teacners . I also gave a very large bag to my sister to use on the greeting cards she makes .
It was great fun going through all of Elenas items , but...
It also made me very sad ! I have boys & they will most likely toss all my treasures 😢
Moral of the story -get busy & start sewing !!
I also had a chance recentLy to go to the Garment District in NYC.
Tomasa @@sewmuchfashion 
Kyle@vacummingthelawn 
gave me some great tips & must see places to find more sewing goodies. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Moana items & new travel bag


Lots of Sewing going on ! 
I just finished the Ultimate Travel Bag by Annie's . It was a lot of work , but not hard .  You have to really pay attention to the directions - also label EVERYTHING per her directions . 
The bag is getting its maiden voyage on Wed as we travel to NYC to visit our son & his family.
The Moana sunhat & purse are for our wonderful granddaughter. We are really looking forward to seeing them . 
I'll be taking a day during the visit to go to the garment district. I'm beyond thrilled . I've been before but it's usually just an Hour here & there. This time I'll hopefully have the good part of a day. 
I'm still going through a frustrating time of not making the time & effort to sew for me .
But ... I do have a simple top cut put with the hopes of make my it tomorrow.!!!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Tunic Bible Dress finished

I so wanted this dress to be fabulous , but I'm not sure . 
I spent lots of time fitting the muslin. But then had to fit lots more on the dress. I think it still is too big in some areas & not as flattering g as I thought /hoped it would be. 
I wore it to a party last night , but I'm not sure what the issues are ? 
It is a stretch woven I got at Mood a few years ago during an NYC visit. I lined it with a mesh as I didn't have enough fabric left to make the binding & collar the pattern suggested . 
I love the print & fabric , but just not sure it's the right match of fabric & pattern style .
 I'm giving the Tunic Bible another try with something's no lighter weight . 
Happy Sewing 😍

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tunic Bible dress in progress - Sewing Workshop workshop


Last Friday & Saturday I took a blouse fitting & knit workshop with Linda Lee from 
the Sewing Workshop. She is such an engaging & fun teacher . So helpful & knowledgeable. 
This week I finished my Gourmet Sewing club project from March -the Camden bowl/bag. 
I had to use a lot of glue in places where the suggested hand stitching didn't work . 
Th bottom picture is my almost finished Tunic Bible dress. I've had this stretch woven for a long time . I like the dress very much. I made a muslin first but had to tweak the dress as well. 
It's almost done -I had hoped to wear it to a luncheon yesterday, but my new goal is a party Saturday night. 
Happy Sewing 😍


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tunic Bible Muslin & Easter Embroidery

Busy sewing week !
 I finished this Easter Bunny table runner . It was a Sweet Pea Embroidery design . I've also been working on & have fine tuned my muslin for a tunic from The Tunic Bible . 
I had hoped to make a tunic dress for Easter , but the muslin took longer than I thought. But I wanted to make the muslin work correctly to hopefully save time the future ! 
I've only made one other muslin in all my sewing years , but feel this important step will take my sewing to the next level. 
I also had Embroidery club this week as well as Gourmet sewing ,oh , and also CCS charity sewing . 
I almost have last months Gourmet sewing project done . I didn't opt to make this months as I didn't want another unfinished project 😜 I also didn't make the Embroidery club project, but bought the pattern as I  Thought it was very cute . 

Happy Easter, Passover or other holidays you may celebrate! 

Happy Sewing 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Finishing up projects & more embroidery!!

Just finished up my February Embroidery Diva club project . 
The Rollie Pollie case
It was a challenge , but fun to sew . The club leader is a huge piping fan & encouraged us all to add piping to the ends of each piece of the case. I'm so glad she did as it really makes the pieces pop. 
Not sure if you can really see the piping in the top photo. 
I ❤️ Batiks so it was a natural to use them for this project.! 
I had a discussion with one of my favorite teachers at Bernina Connection ( actually have several favorites) anyway -she loves Batiks also an said the same as I did . I usually just get more because I hate cutting into the ones I have !!! Ha ha 
The bottom picture is of my great niece . I made her a "chocolate " bunny for Easter. You can just barely see the monogram on it . It's from Pickle Pie & ive made many of these for gifts ! 
On to a few Easter projects including a dress for ME.