Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sew much catching up to do - but too much for one post.!
I made this Sandra Betzina V1515 - “pop top “ this week for a family birthday party .
I was a panel I bought from @@promenadefabrics .
I lined the top & took in about 2” off each side . I didn’t add the elastic to the collar this time & just choose to make it more of a cowl neck .
It’s a fun & easy topper to make -just wondering how ,any of the same top one can male &use ???
Saturday, August 5, 2017
I'm in Houston ready to start my week class with Susan Khalje !! I'm beyond excited & beyond nervous 😩 😩
I hope I'm not over my head. But trying to focus on I'm hear to learn !!
My sewing machine packed in bubble wrap made it through TsA with flying colors ( ha ha ) .
I had to borrow back the small Janome I won last year from my sister in law. All my Bernina's were toooooo heavy . The Janome weighs 12 pounds .
I had a great few days visiting my nephew , his wife & 3 kids . Lots of great energy !
So wish me well & I'll try to keep up with my progress .
Happy Sewing !
Friday, August 4, 2017
Wow over a month since I've blogged !
I'm always sewing just not always taking the time to blog .
I finished the Sandra Betzina pop top & I love it . Her staff saw it in my IG post & asked if they could post on her social media -I was thrilled ! I also wore it out & a female bartender asked where I got the top. Again it was a treat to have someone comment !
I thought I had a picture of the everyday tank I made but I don't. I also don't love it . I used a very nice quilting cotton & it just didn't hang very well . Fabric was recommended on pattern but it was too stiff even tho it was a softer cotton . But I feel learn from each experience .
This make is an In the Hoop Embroidery design from pickle pie . It was easy -sent to #2 son as a prototype . It's a tech bag for cords etc. I think the pockets are too small to hold much but we'll see what he thinks .
Monday, June 19, 2017
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.
gave me some great tips & must see places to find more sewing goodies.
Monday, June 5, 2017
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
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 😍