Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Here is the back view and more expose rolls.I modeled this dress in front of DH,who didn't know it was a fitting muslin and asked him how it looked? He looked for a few minutes and then said,"It looks nice."I was shocked to know, that he would let me walk around in public looking like this.
There was a 2ND muslin but I decided to spare you and only show adjustments that work. I have tried on muslins 11 times, to get to a good fit. I think, I'm ready to move on to my fashion fabric.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have cut my muslin and dedicate this weekend to making this dress. I'll be posting my progress. Wish me luck and share with me any tips,that you may have.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The grey fabric is a ribbed knit purchased at Wal-Mart.
I plan on wearing this on Inauguration Day.I don't have to go to work,but hey...I'm dressing for the occasion anyway.
Vogue patterns were on sale this past weekend and because patterns are on some kind of sale every month,I only buy what I plan to sew in that month. This keeps my pattern stash from becoming overwhelming This is what I plan to sew.I think they are kinda artsy,though I would never tuck a shirt into elastic waist pants. I like the leg treatments. I'm thinking this could be another sweatsuit alternative.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
It was very difficult to fit the sleeve onto sewing machine in order to sew the inside sleeve facing,while keeping the ruffle evenly distributed. There was plenty of stretching,pulling and screaming,but it was all worth it. It fits and it's just what I wanted.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
I reduced my fabric and pattern stash which made it easier to move smoothly from one project to the next and made more available space in my sewing room.
The one resolution that I did not keep, was to use a technique from every month's issue of Threads magazine.I didn't buy every issue,because there seems to be a lot of repetition in the articles.
My new 2009 sewing resolutions are:
1.Keep my sewing blog updated-no more month long absences.
2.Keep basic supplies on hand.-interfacing,variety of thread,twill tape,etc.
3.Use only colors that are the most flattering on me.
4.Work to make my sewing classes extraordinary.
5.Plan a sewing retreat.
Thank you for reading my blog and leaving encouragement,advice and laughing with me over my sewing boo-boos,thoughout 2008.