Showing posts from October, 2010

Happy Halloween

Just a quick post to wish everyone a fantastic Halloween! This is the first time in 13 years that I haven't had to make a costume. I'm a little sad... but also a bit relieved since I've been so busy. I have no cute pictures to offer either. I'm a slacker, what can I say...
Everyone have fun and be safe!!!

Those Sewing Whirlwind Pics!

Hi! Happy Monday!
First off, I want to sincerely thank each and everyone one of you for your kind comments about my Mother-in-Law on my last post. You all are just such a wonderful bunch of people! You truly warm my heart. That may sound cheesy and cliche, but it's true dammit and I make no apologies. She is doing much better now, thank you. She spent 5 days in the hospital and we found out this all stemmed from a really horrible sinus infection. She feels better than she has in months so we have been wondering how long she's been carrying around this infection.
Anyhoo, I finally had some time to snap pictures of my 'whirlwind sewing escapade'! This is a pretty long post, so go grab a cup of tea real quick! ;-)
Okie dokie, Numero Uno is the easy peasy circle skirt. I think this took all of about 30 minutes to make, cutting time and all! I just plugged my measurements into the formula given in the tutorial. The only thing I changed was the waistband. Instead of using wid…

Sewing Whirlwinds Are the Greatest!

Wow, this is my 200th post! How about that?

Well I had a nice sewing whirlwind of a weekend! No homework is the greatest thing ever. Ever! I made no less than 4 garments! And guess what? My damn camera is out of batteries so I have nothin' to show! Yet. Anyhoo, here's what I made:

1. Panties for a custom order. (I can't show these 'cause they're all packed up to be shipped.)
2. My Brown Schoolhouse Tunic (which I love and have worn twice already)
3. A super easy circle skirt for me, a la MADE.
4. A BRA for me!  (Can you believe it?)

I'm also working on Vogue 8546. I've been wanting to make the jacket/cardigan up for quite some time now. When I saw that Debbie was working on it the spark was renewed. I don't have many large pieces of fabric in my stash that would work but I found a crazy double knit from the '70's that was long enough. It's a bright cherry red and kind of obnoxious. I'll post a pic of that too!

After I pick up the li'l miste…

School House Tunic #1

Happy Friday to ya! I finished up my toile or "wearable muslin", if you will, of the Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated this morning. I gotta say, I LUV it!

It may not look like I like it here, the sun was in my eyes... Before I cut into my brown fabric, I wanted to test this baby out. This style of front, empire seam to be exact, is not always my friend since it's almost always to short to cover the girls. I think the style itself looks pretty good on me, when it fits.
I did a kinda-sorta tissue fit. I just held the front piece up to get an idea of where it would hit on me. It was fer sure too short. I guesstimated that I needed about a 1 1/2" FBA. I use the method from Fit For Real People for adding a dart to a dartless top. It should be noted that the fabric is not really the right kind of fabric for this tunic. It really needs something with more drape. This is a stretch poplin that I've had in my stash for awhile. It was a long enough piece so I just wen…