Monday, February 23, 2015

Made for me

During my fabric sorting and organizing I came across a started pair of pants.  High waisted bell bottoms to be exact, they haven't been touched since the 70's!  The fit was perfect with the exception of cutting off 12 inches of length.  I used this extra fabric to make a waist band, finished the fly with some fun button also found in that stash and hemmed them up.    I now have a great wide leg trouser :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ready, Set, Sew!

Along with those tubs of fabric that I inherited, I also came home with a bolt of muslin.  No excuses now for not making a muslin.  Also since I want to take on learning to make some pants, this is going to come in handy!
To start off, I focused on taking some measurements and writing them down. I really never remember exactly, and that might be part of the problem!

So, with my pattern traced for cigarette pants, I quickly put together the muslin.
This is the point that I leave this project for the night.  Tomorrow, we start the fitting process!  Eek!

2015 preliminarily projects

Now that I know what fabric I already own, I wanted to plan out what I want to make this spring.  I inherited two tubs of fabric and a half tub of notions a few months back and had to also get those sorted out.

Not sure what was going on here but this is one angry piece of fabric!
And I have a bunch of patterns I have been wanting to make, so now is the time!

Specifically I could use another pair of nicer pants so I think I will start there.


Here I go into my Spring sewing!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 Sew It Myself Challenge

I gave myself a goal for 2015 to sew myself any article of clothing I might need.  Why? Because this frustration keeps happening! To many clothes! I can't think of a single item that I would need to purchase! 
And also because I need a reason to learn to sew some perfect pants!

I did finally get most of my laundry put away then I started on my sewing room.  It wasn't in much better shape. It had become the catch-all.  I was still sewing in there even with it looking like this! Yikes!
A few hours, I mean days, and a sore back later I sewed up some new curtains and we had a wonderful transformation :)

It feels like an adult room now!  So wish me luck and I hope the fun of clothes shopping doesn't win out!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Can't sleep

So I couldn't sleep one night, and I am no designer but I had a dress idea in my head. It was 1am and all I wanted to do was pull out my pattern box. The next day was the pattern hunt, none of mine quite matched the picture in my head. How hard could it be to find a dress with a boatneck, long sleeves, empire waist and flared skirt? Ha! I found that exact pattern! Now to find the time to make the dress :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cape Jacket

So instead of doing something productive, I was sewing again. I got a ton of great fabric from my aunt and after talking about the cape she made and the one my mom had made, yeah I needed one too!

The fabric

The pattern


Lets give this a try

Here goes my first attempt at a blog. I wanted a place to share my projects, ideas and inspirations. I go.