Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Boy I hope she like it.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I am using a red Ponte Roma Knit from Joann's. The color is rich and beautiful and has a sheen to it on both sides. I have not decided on a shoe as of yet, but I am sure that will be the least of my issues.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Made this for a co-worker to give her nephew and his wife as a baby shower gift. I really hope she likes it and mostly, I hope the parents to be love it.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This is what I am looking for EXACTLY. I could really dress this simple dress up to my liking:
Basically the same dress at the top, but more fitted with a little light ruffle action. I would use a nice sparkly silver vest and clutch and instead of boots some pointed two pumps.
I'm liking this outfit minus the jewelry as an option as well. Simple enough to make I think. I'm thinking some silver bling bling would be nice instead of the jewelry here:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Here is a quick Review.
Pattern Description: Misses Top – View “B”.
Pattern Sizing: 8-22.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy, didn’t really follow them completely. The pattern was self-explanatory for the most part.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything.
Fabric Used: Polyester Stretch Knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No modifications made
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to make a couple of the other variations provided.
Conclusion: Very early, maybe a couple of hours from cut to finish. It’s a great wardrobe builder.
It is so very hard to fine quality RTW clothing anymore. Even the high-end stores seem to sell clothing that is not really well made. I have bought $200.00 coats $100.00 jeans, and tops I will not name the price, with linings hanging, loose, skipped and missing threads, just to name a few.
I have also walked into church and sat behind near, or next too someone wearing the same RTW garment. Which isn't an issue for me, because I understand when they made one, they made a million. If I liked it, I am sure someone else somewhere liked it as well, or it wouldn't be on the shelf.
I want to learn so much, I want grasp all there is to know. I want to be a master craftsman. I want to look at an outfit and go home and make it, without a pattern as my Grandmother did.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I am quite pleased at how it is coming along. The picture looks a little louder than what the fabric actually it. It is at night and the flash from the camera makes the coat looks loud. It does have somewhat of a sheen to it. This of course will not be an everyday coat, more like a special occasion. I like it.
Monday, November 26, 2012
I started a project yesterday, my first ever Jacket/Coat, and realized I was a little short on fabric. I am using a very soft fleece in a gold/mustard color.
On the way home today, I plan to stop and purchase the extra fabric. Hopefully I can get the jacket started today and done in few days. Whoo Hoo.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On to the next one.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I love the cut, the drape and style of the pattern. I can see myself with a closet full of these tops. They can be dressed up or down. This is actually my muslin with Walmart $1 a yard fabric and will be a women's shelter donation.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here is a list of advantages I find I have:
1. I can make whatever I want.
2. I can modify, change, add or subtract (i.e. pockets), any garment I make.
3. I can make multiples of the same item, in different colors, textures and even sizes.
4. I can make seasonal items even out of season.
5. I can save a lot of money.
There are so many other advantages to being a sewist, but the few listed are the most important to me.
To those who serve and protect us day to day, I salute you. To my fellow Veterans who served our country in any capacity, I salute you. To my son, Airman Aaron D. Wise, we salute you.
Happy VETERANS DAY!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I made a couple adjustments to the side seam, I brought it in a little. I also used hemming tape (first time). It was okay, I like homemade hemming, just a little more professional and neater.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
I was productive on Sunday though. I went to Church, made dinner, cleaned a little and made a blouse. I really like the way it came out. Its a little snug, and the sleeves aren't long enough for my liking, so today I think I will make a couple of adjustments and re post pictures. So check back later for the updates.
Friday, October 26, 2012
I got my cape on and ready to go before I loose this MOJO. Here is a list of things I'd like to get done:
1. New Check Book Cover
2. New Make Up Bag
3. Make Flip Flop Holder for my closet ( I have way too many flip flops)
4. Make My Mom a Cellphone holder for work
5. Reupholster my dinning room chairs.
6. Make a curtain for my kitchen windo
7. Make pillows for my family room sectional
So far this is just a fraction of my list, but if I can get these 7 things complete, I am well on my way to feeling a little more accomplished.
Have a great day.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
And of course I have not hemmed it as of yet, but it will be hemmed by the weekend. The ruffle detail in the front is my favorite feature of the skirt.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
So let the sewing begin.
Monday, October 22, 2012
And as yo aware, Xmas is slowly but surely approaching and all my Xmas gifts this year will be of the handmade kind.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I used store bought bias as a facing for the neckline, which is a still a little to wide for me, it doesn't hide my undergarment. I will scale the neckline smaller next time and see how it comes out. I am still fighting with sewing knits.
I am pleased, and I am wearing it today to work.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Carnival of Skirts Sew-A-Long