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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Alana's Outfits

This is Alana, my grandbaby. I'm making two outfits for her upcoming birthday from the top two fabrics. The patterns were in a previous post. She will look precious. I will have pictures of her wearing them to share!

Fabric Stash

Just a fraction of my stash. I have these fabrics out so I can remember what I want to use for whatever my next sewing project will be. Oftentimes, I may buy something new and not use anything, but it's what I want to use up this summer. I've got a lot of ideas here. There are suits, skirts, dresses etc., in this pile of fabrics awaiting my attention. I'm gonna get really good at this blogging thing so I can show you some finished outfits!

Monday, June 25, 2007

And This Too!

This is the other dress ready on the cutting table for this week. V7724. It'll be cool for our upcoming heatwave :)

Upcoming Projects

These are the next two sewing projects I plan for my granddaughter. I've got a couple more for myself but will post those later.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Just A Few Thoughts

I've been playing around on the blog to see what I could do but not posting. I wanted to see if I could show the picture of the one and only pattern I purchased last week from the sale at Joann's. It's Butterick 5027. No fabric purchased for this but will have to check the stash. I was really good only buying one!

But in trying to establish a routine of posting what I've been doing, over the weekend I made a jacket and skirt out of a black embroidered linen from Joann's. The jacket pattern was from a Style pattern that I've had for a few years (maybe more than a few since I'm not sure how long ago it's been since these patterns were available). It's a simple unlined jacket w/long sleeves and side slits, loop button closures, and the skirt was straight with zipper & back slit, from a McCall's suit pattern, also simple. It was cut out Saturday afternoon and completed late into the night. I wore it to church Sunday and received many compliments.

Friday, June 15, 2007

My First Blogger Post

Well, I have decided to go for it and begin posting. I don't know how this will all play out and if I'll be able to keep up, but I will try. I love to sew and would like to do more of it. I've been very inspired reading blogs about other fashion sewists; the construction techniques, fabrics and patterns used, and the photos!. All of which is very interesting because I do not have anyone in close contact geographically (except for my oldest daughter, but she's a new mom and hasn't had much time for sewing lately) who loves to sew and or purchase patterns/fabrics. This will be fun! Here goes!!!!!