Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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
Sunday, June 24, 2007
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
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!!!!!