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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank you for the wonderful compliments on the coral suit. It is complete but I haven't had the chance to take pictures and post. I want to honor your requests of me wearing it! LOL
To answer Charlene's question about the lining:
Charlene McGill said...
Your suit looks good. My mom and I have the same pattern. However, my mom have been working on hers in her sewing class at Hancock. She had some problems with the lining being to bulky where the jacket folds in the chest. Did you?

If I am envisioning correctly, the same area where the folds are for the neckline and extend to the chest area no I did not experience bulkiness. The lining went in with no problems. I will show pictures of the inside in my upcoming post. I hope your mom's jacket will come out as nice as mine!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

M5597 Almost There!

I am almost finished with the jacket to McCalls 5597. The skirt has been completed for almost two weeks. Just from looking at this pattern, I originally thought that the neck/collar area was more complicated to work with. But it's not at all.
I have taken chunks of time to sew. Tonight might be my chance to complete the jacket. I only have the hems for the jacket & lining, the sleeves and then add a buttonholes & button.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Sisterhood Award!

Thank you Omega of Sewhooked for nominating me for this award! This is a very pleasant surprise! I do feel a "Sisterhood" in blogland because we all share a talent of creativity. So this is what I have to do and it's gonna be difficult because I've seen this on a lot of blogs, so here goes.

The rules are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and /or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

I will nominate the following blogs:

Gold - Live and Learn

Nicegirl - Slapdash Sewist sews a LOT!!

Kat - Phat Chick Designs
Alviana - Sewn by Alviana
Faye - Sewing Adventure
Julia - Sew Sweet and Special
Aminat - SewFit
Rose - Rose's Sewing Room
Lesa - Lesalicious Style & Life
Tany - Couture et Tricot
I enjoy reading all of these blogs and more. All of these ladies inspire my sewing and creativity! Keep on stitching!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Yesterday, my daughter and I went to a taping of the Oprah show. This is the first time either of us have ever gone. It was a nice experience. We had a great day! The show featured Dr. Laura Berman and a few other guests. I forgot the exact title of the show, but it was about how men and women are attracted to each other and factors that make us decide who and what we want in a mate. It was very interesting! We didn't get the date the show will air, but they told us to check the site. We had pretty good seats too! LOL

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My first completed project from last week is OOP Butterick 4682, a pink duster which is lined, long-sleeve duster with v-neck button closure. Not too sure about the fabric for this. It was in my stash and I changed my mind about what I originally planned to make out of it. The fabric has a little stretch in it. That's the part I'm not so sure about as to how this will wear. But, I wanted to have several pieces ready for spring to integrate into my wardrobe.
The skirt is OOP Butterick 3375. It is part of a pattern that has several variaions of tops that I still may use at some point. But the skirt is straght with waistband and back zipper & slit. Although it did not call for lining, I did add one. The fabric is
a moleskin embellished with sequins in a very dark brown. These two projects are not meant to be worn together. It just ended up that way when trying to complete several things last week.
I am currently working on McCalls 5597 in a coral shantung type of fabric that I've had for years. I'm really trying to use a lot of the fabrics that have currently been marinating in my collection for a good long while. More later...