Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm Back

I've had an incredibly hectic few weeks (art festival organizing,judging art competitions,work and family visiting) which kept me away from blog land,but I kept on sewing through it all. Sewing was a real stress reliever in these past weeks. I made sure to spend time each day in my sewing room. Sometimes I'd just browse through my sewing books or patterns and unwind.

This pattern is an oldie but a goodies.I purchased this pattern last summer.
Here is my version.No adjustments were needed. I wore it to work the next day.
Next up is a pattern that is almost exactly the same style.I purchased this pattern last month.


I used a printed chiffon from my stash and lined the body with batiste,leaving the sleeves and ruffles sheer. Sorry for the dark picture.
I finally my jeans back from being on display at Hancock Fabrics.Model garments are on display for six weeks. I used this awesome pattern.

I used this pattern for my jacket.
Here's my version. I wore it today for a media interview and art show reception.
Here is the back view of the jeans.
This is my first time sewing jeans and believe me,I will be doing it again! I love them. They fit so well and are totally comfortable. No compromises.
My friend Faye came to the art reception and after we had coffee and "sewing talk". She had a bag of fabulous fabrics and shared her plans for upcoming sewing adventures. I can't wait to see the finished fashions. I've got to catch up reading her blog and all my other favorites.I have missed y'all.
I've got a lot more to share but I'm sleepy.Plenty more to come tomorrow.























15 comments:

Erica B. said...

Everything looks fabulous, especially the jeans!

Sheila said...

Staring at your garments with emerald eyes. Luv all of them. The jeans came out fabulous. You are working those jeans. Thanks for the lovely compliment on my dress.

Shannon said...

All your new clothes look great on you! I especially like the jeans - I might just make a pair due to your inspiration.

narcissaqtpie said...

Nice wardrobe additions! I love everything.

Kelroc said...

I love the tops and the jeans are fanatastic. I hesitated to get that pattern, but the nexr $.99 sale at hancocks or Joann I going to get it. Great job!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! Wow! and more Wow! Lisa you look good gurl in all of your pieces! Maybe I should get off the computer and go follow your lead and sew!!!

Lory said...

Congratulations on your creations, they look great! Was making the jean an easy process for you or a hard one? I have some denim and wanted to make some low rise jeans but I'm a little bit intimidated. Any advice is greatly appreciated

artist1lisa said...

Thank you all, for the lovely compliments. Lory,go ahead and take the plunge.It was easy.Here are my tips:
Use a number 16 jean needle.

Use a wooden clapper to flatten double and triple layers of denim during pressing.

For topstitching place top stitching thread in the bobbin and use 3.5 stitch length.

Take your time and enjoy the process.

Tamara said...

Those jeans look fantastic! Wow! I also love the green shirt. I think that outfit is incredibly flattering on you.

Faye Lewis said...

OMG I knew you were busy but you managed to still PRODUCE through it all! What a multi-tasker. I am loving all of your designs, but I especially love seeing you in that color green...and of course the jeans ROCK! Thanks for the great evening out.

Angelia said...

Love your jeans!!!!! They look great.. all of it does!

Adrienne said...

Everything looks fantastic! LOVE your jeans!!!

Lory said...

Thanks for your tips, I'll need to get that needle, I don't think I have it. Again, congrats :) the clothes look awesome!

coolobreeze said...

I like all your pieces!

alethia said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love the way your blouses fit. And those jeans are fabulous.