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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Any Last Thoughts?

Yes, I do have a lot of catching up to do. I'll try and contain my post losing anxiety and get all the sewing wrapped up here. I don't have a picture of everything I have sewn but let's see what I do have. Maybe I will snap some pics of what I have done after I get this all up.
Style Pattern- I can't find them online! Too lazy to run upstairs and check the number. It is my go-to dress pattern. I have made at least three of these.
Love the concept, NOT the fabric. This needed an allover cheetah or leopard print, and the collar came out really heavy. It already went to Goodwill! Sorry.
McCall's asymetrical top for New Year's Eve. I have since accepted the need to make my size and not subject my muffin top for public viewing. Pictures are important to help me realize this.
A SUPER PINK Lisette Pattern by Simplicity in Lisette Fabric! I did a great job and I love them but where will I ever wear it? I do wear the skirt with a tank top and tights frequently.
There was my New Look muumuu, shot on the island of Hawaii, on my lanai, with a mai tai! Aren't you glad I went all that way just to get a picture of it for you?
Here is what you can see of my Rachel Comey Vogue pattern in action...this pattern was kind of a bitch. It took me at least four days to sew with lots of pleats, full lining, french seams and lots of other designer specified procedures. I am glad she made me do it in the end because it is a nice design. The only problem is the woven stripes cause uneven pulling in the bust darts/pleats.
Walkaway Dress. I will never wear this!
That Style pattern again, done in a nice Lisette sateen.
Simplicity Project Runway Pattern, done in a Lisette twill print. I love this dress!
Sheer tunic made with fabric bought with birthday gift card to Joann's!
Here I am wearing another version of the Vintage Vogue dress. I look tired!
Well, that is about all I've got. I've got to finish this sweater before the Olympics are over! Thanks for visiting!

Part 3 (Will I Ever Shut Up?)

I needed a dress for the Christmas Party so I decided on Vintage Vogue 8728
I got a nice poly shantung from Joann's. I wish it was real shantung but I wasn't up to the long drive to High Fashion Fabrics.
I did it all on the day of the Christmas party, I had another dress planned but ended up deciding it was too wiggle dress-y...not coworker appropriate.
I felt cute, not fat and that it was appropriate to the occasion! Don't you just love having the right thing to wear? This was a great pattern and I have made it two more times and counting...

Part 2

I have a morbid fear of losing posts, so I gave the first one a test run and I am ready to continue. I also don't quite get the links function, not only is it not highlighting the links to click to, I cannot give them a new title. I will be so much more fun and informative if I can figure this out. Anyway, want to see some sewing?
First there was a pillowcase I sewed for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge at the Houston Quilt Show. I got to choose my fabric combination,
cut and sew right there on their fabulous Bernina sergers:
Then I got to hang my pillowcase with the others at the show and they all went to the Houston Children's Charity:
What a great project and everyone was having a blast...truly a great interactive time at the quilt show! I saw some other awesome things there
White glove-handled Best in Show Winners, I believe this one was in the Best Machine Quilting Category...seriously, this was stupendous. I can't believe someone was so careful and so detailed with their quilting.
Beautiful Quilts embellished with Swarovski crystals. Shiny objects, oooh oooh!
A fantastic Volkswagen Bug Quilt! That's for me! I saw some great wearable art, test drove some Kai shears, saw all of my favorite quilting fabric companies, and took home some french silk pins and tweezers for ripped up seams...I love them and I don't know how I did without them for all of these years. This all happened months and months ago but it really was fun and I had a great time taking all the pictures.

One Year, and at Least 30 Garments Later

Hello! Whether or not anyone missed me, I have been feeling the need to document some of my work. Our house is coming together and it is definitely a comfortable home. I have got to say, it is CRAZY hot outside here in Texas- I do NOT go out unless I absolutely have to, as I am not a hot weather person. We have had a nice and quiet summer, no big trips or anything. I have been happy as a clam in the sewing room! I will go back as far as I can and put up the things worthy of a picture. Believe it or not, there was a TINY bit of knitting:
These are Saartje's Booties- made in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino -I made them for a neighbor's baby. I was sewing the buttons on while Rob drove me around the corner to the party. How's that for last minute?