Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trip to NYC

I made a quick trip to New York for a one night stay-over last week. I was taking a girlfriend to NY for a sightseeing tour. We had a really good time but you must know that my mind was on fabric stores. I didn't get to go to as many as I wanted to but I did get to stop at Mood Fabrics and got just one piece of fabric...can you believe that. I got this piece of fabric,
a silk chiffon, also I asked for a large bag just to have something with the Mood name on it and they gave me this canvas bag. Other than that we hit all the main sights, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island and tour bus rides. We walked & walked & walked, my girlfriend wore me OUT! We had a couple silly girl moments
so it was all good. Most of my trips to NY has been to visit family (in-laws, etc) and had not gotten to do the city tour thing in quite a few years so it was fun. Now that I'm back I hope to get some sewing done this weekend, so....more to come.

Happy Sewing!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My 2nd Blogoversary!

I started this blog two years ago today (my blogoversary counter didn't work right, so I just got rid of it). At that time I never thought I'd last six months. Lo & behold I've made it two years. What an awesome experience it has been! Over the past two years I've met, shared, learned, been encouraged by and have admired many wonderful sewers and crafters of various kinds. I have not accomplished all that I've wanted to but this milestone encourages me to set some challenges for myself. I need to SWAP more, work on developing a few TNT's still (one of my wayward goals for last year), get better & faster on altering patterns and fitting. I also want to stretch my imagination and creative muscles more. My hope is to sew at least 90% of my wardrobe so these goals will help me reach this ultimate goal of sewing most of my wardrobe. Thanks for all of your inspiration, encouragement and kind words over these two years. I look forward to continuing to grow with you all.

Happy Sewing!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Moving On...

I've been working on pant muslins so long I think I'm stuck. I'm just going to move it right along. I don't have a perfect fit yet but I want to get some other stuff done. I think I'll go from my last attempt and just fit as I go to get them as close as possible for now. Here are a couple pictures of my latest attempt.

I've tried all the fitting suggestions from my fitting books and other sewers but it's not working...what am I doing wrong?!? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Not giving up but I'm moving on for now.

Happy Sewing!!

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