Friday, February 28, 2014
|Deer and Doe Plantain|
More construction details and progress during my ongoing Battle with the Serger can be found on my blog
Will be continued!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I've finished my February challenge while we are still in February!
I love my busy Black & White dress... I think it's a great canvas for lots of colour in my accessories :)
This Kwik Sew was truly very "kwik"! Check out the full details on my blog.
Marcy Tilton Vogue 8430 for the jacket. More details are on my blog http://suzyssewingsite.blogspot.com/
Hope I did both this entry and my blog creation correctly since I am new to both things!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday was a giveaway. I didn't find out about the week until after that but decided to join in. I am indeed very grateful to the sewing community - particularly Pattern Review and this community. You have supported me through my beginner's attempts at sewing, without frustration.
I have started a blog. You, my fellow sewers on this challenge encouraged me to go ahead and directed me to Sew Many Ways blogging tips which have been invaluable.
On my blog, I am doing a giveaway. I am offering 2 'prizes' - 2 patterns for the most amusing or frustrating sewing disaster story and 2 patterns for the best tip for a beginner such as myself. Winners chosen by me, rather than by random draw. Just go over to my blog and post your story or tip! I will post anywhere. More details on my blog.
I really am Sew Grateful!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Jacket: Butterick 5719
Both made in berry ponte knit from fabric Mart with polyester lining. Both pieces are fully lined. You'll love this dress. Five inches was added to the length. You can see more at http://sewingfunthings.blogspot.com
Monday, February 24, 2014
Top- Colette violet
Pants- Simplicity 9505 [ pj pattern]
Check my blog for more details.
Check out my Giveaway -
Vogue 8546 - Five Easy Pieces (8-10-12-14)
just post a comment to win
I'll mail it ANYWHERE...
I should think those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are looking forward to the start of Spring and planning your spring sewing. Of course, those of us down under will have to think about our Autumn sewing.
In roman times, March was the beginning of the year, and March is named after the Roman god Mars - the god of spring, agriculture and growth - and later became the protector of these as the God of War (Romans were big on war).
So as sewers, maybe we should steal a march and declare our own spring sewing war - you know, the one we all have every year, and never quite win - garments planned and not quite sewn.
Looking forward to seeeing what you come up with for March.
And don't forget, you can sew anything you like - the theme is more about imagination and inspiration, but in my challenges I always leave it up to you to pursue your own sewing goals.
Sew, let's March on :)
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
I'm running late again but I will make it in time. I need a really quick project -- vintage panties are always fun. There's little more about on my blog regarding my tardiness, and where these panties will take me.
I've started a new blog - hopefully that will link to my blog if I've got it right!
I've a fairly long learning curve ahead of me but hopefully, like my sewing, I'll get better with time!
No pictures of garments yet as I'm trying to sort out a sewing space just now but will hopefully get back to sewing next week. When I make my next garment I will take pictures when it is in progress.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
For our February garment, the challenge was to sew something white, something beaded, or something warm. White and me are not friends, except in dogs. Even in my young and dewy days, wearing white near my face brought out the yellow tones in my skin in a sadly unflattering way. So I went for the "something warm" part of the challenge.
We've been having unseasonably warm (and dry) weather here on the Central Coast, but I'm always up for another cozy garment. This is a Renfrew, one of my favorite patterns of all time. This one is made from a mystery knit that I got in Nevada City. It's light-weight, but has a brushed texture so it's warmer than you might think, and very soft against the skin.
More pictures over at Sewing In Surf City.
Two hours sewing got me a cute new top! I'm happy that I went for such a simple project for February because I had plenty of time to work on my big project, new drapes for the living room. Now that I'm done with both, I'm thinking of some St Paddy's Day placemats!
Please visit my blog for more about this top!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
heck out my blog!
Monday, February 17, 2014
|KwikSew 3658, 3 easy pieces|
So, here is the dress, Vogue 8919. It was an incredibly easy garment to put together; four pieces in total. I did make a quick muslin of the top to make sure it fit but unless you regularly need a lot of adjustments, it's probably not necessary.
The print is from Mood. The brown ponte is from Fabricmart.com. Amazing that they were a perfect match. I highly recommend this pattern.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
For February, I will make a very simple yet elegant blouse based on Burdastyle printed blouse 08/2012 - 109. For the fabric, I will use pink viscose that I bought last month. The thread and buttons are from stash. Also blogged here, Velvet Ribbon, February plan..
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Using some cotton poplin (forgot to include the red trim fabric) and a pattern from The Tailor's Apprentice - a 1940s style dress named Lilly Rose
My blog post is here: http://costumesfromashoebox.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/magam-february-gets-dress.html
Here is view of the top hanging-
Friday, February 14, 2014
I found a beautiful embroidered cotton material at Joann's on sale.
I did didn't quite follow the laundry instruction. I put it in the dryer, cause I know I'll forget to line dry and throw it in the dryer and that's the kind of dress I want.
The changes I made to the pattern are: I gathered the bodice and skirt instead of using the darts, I also added about 4 inches to the side front of the skirt and 2 inches to both back sides. I also flared out the bottom of the skirt. Added lined the skirt.
One of the things I like best about this pattern is the pockets.