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. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

New top

 I made a new top last week . It's a Sandra Betzina Todays Fit pattern . 
It's my second version . I like the fit much better than the first one , but I'm no sure I Love this version . 
It's a brighter color than I normally wear , but hey different can be better too. 
The knit is pretty thin ITY I got at Stone Mountain & daughter last year. The pattern needs fabric with drape , but I do fiddle with the "knot" part . 
So I'll wear it a few more times to decide if it's a keeper .
Happy Sewing 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Garment mojo is back

I finally got my garment sewing mojo back this week .
I have been sewing a ton , but seem to always put myself & sewing for myself on the back burner. 
I made this Sandra Betzina Today's Fit pattern . I was fitted for this pattern by Sandra at her recent workshop I attended . It is a very flattering pattern & her fitting tips were great. I need to make a few tweaks next time, but nothing too major . The fabric was a combo knit set I got from Marcy Tilton fabrics when I attended Sewing Expo in Puyallup 2 years ago. 
I had never sewn with mesh & had been very intimidated. But I followed Sandra's knit tips & it sewed like a dream . 
I have another version cut & ready to go ! 
I'm taking advantage of the sewing mojo being back & making another version . 
Happy Sewing