Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dreams and Plans for Fall sewing...

I was hoping to sew this weekend but came down with a cold this week and just didn't feel up to it.  I did however get several pieces of fabric ready to sew.  I pre-washed fabric this weekend out the ying/yang...LOL 
Tote of knit fabric to be pre-washed
and still have a little more to do.  It's a job that sometimes I'm tempted to bypass but have learned better down through the years. BUT, to top it off I just found out my dryer just gave up the ghost, I think the heating element just went out.  I'm so glad I did my regular laundry first.
So, here what I'm planning for fall so far...

I plan on making the 3/4 length top out of these three knit pieces below, unfortunately the colors aren't coming across very well, these are a lot more vibrant in person...

This is another stack that I pre-washed this weekend.  The grey and black on the bottom will be a cardigan and I think I can get a skirt out of it too. The red & black are the same weave design just one is really small and the other a bit larger.  So the larger design red & black pieces will be a cardigan and the piece with the smaller design a skirt and cardigan. The green & black is a light weight knit and will be perfect for a wrap dress.

So to mix and match with these I'll make skirts and tops and probably one cardigan out of this black knit stack below...
 Here are a couple more patterns I plan to use, just have to decide which fabric for which pattern.

Well let's see if I can make some of my dreams come true.  I hope to get back in my sewing room at least by next weekend and make it lease some of IT.

More later,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I Found my way back...

Hope you all are having a nice weekend, I've been meaning to get this post up since last weekend. I've had problems getting the pictures taken because of my camera remote, then I was dealing with lighting.  So I decided to give it a try in my kitchen and finally got these pictures.  I feel like I've found my way back to my happy sewing place. So, I did get a little sewing in last weekend, but boy am I slow, I've got to get up to speed.  I worked on this top but I cut the top little too large, especially around the neckline and shoulders.
So I made adjustments to how large it was in general but I won't mess with the shoulders and neckline. Here's the top on me...but the picture above is more true to the color.
This was a practice run and I 'll know better next time.  I will wear it for weekend wear.  Another thing I'm not to fond of is that big square (with the little squares) hitting right on my left boob...I really don't need that there...LOL!  The pants (from my last post) came out just fine, so at least I accomplished something.  I've found my sewing to hang on to it.  So, I'll be back with more later.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back on the wagon..

Ya!  Today I spent some time in my sewing room.  There has been so much going on work wise and other wise...mostly good but just busy. It's truly been far too long and I've been missing it, but just didn't have the MOJO.  I hope I still have readers out there, I've been so neglectful but will be sewing more regular now. Well, it took a little de-cluttering, reorganizing and straightening. I had a few things left cut and ready to sew, only thing is I had to make a decision if I wanted to sew them all.  A couple of the items went in the trash, believe me it's worth it to start over sometime especially on these items. However, back to what I did finish.  So, I had a pair of pants that I drafted using "Sure-fit Designs" kit by Glenda Sparling  Here's a picture of the pants I finished today. I got her kit a long time ago and made a pair of pants quite a while ago so I knew it would be worth it to finish these.
I'll show a picture of me with them on when I make a top to go with them. I used the rest of the day to do some testing doing a video while I sew, hopefully I'll have some videos coming up soon, I've still got to get that down at least so you can tell what I'm doing on the video.  I also took some time to plan what I wanted to spend time working on for the rest of this long weekend.  So, I hope to be back with more soon and see if I can stay on the wagon this time.

Hope you all have a great remainder of the weekend doing what ever you love.

Happy sewing!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's My Blogoversary!

OMG, I almost missed my own Blogoversary, I started this blog 6 years ago to share my love of sewing.  However, lately I've strayed from sewing and ventured in exploring other forms of crafting.  But, I've been trying to get my sewing MOJO back, I actually miss sewing but have lacked the oomph I've needed to get back at it.  So, I made an SOS call to one of my sewing friends who has inspired me to get back into the game and I also joined a sewing Meet-Up to get my juices flowing again, (I'll tell you more about that later).  So, tomorrow is Saturday and I will be spending some time in my sewing room getting my self organized and get started on some of my unfinished projects from months ago.  So stay tuned I'll have pictures & maybe a video to share soon.

Happy Sewing!
More Later...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope you achieve everything you desire and deserve.  Wishing you good Health & Happiness throughout this new year.  Last but not least...wishing you a year full of creative fun!

I'll be back with more later.


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