Thursday, September 29, 2011

Butterick 5496

Hello everyone. Been having some computer  problems lately. I should start the hunt for a new one or hope it's repairable. I've been working on a couple of projects at once. A denim shirt.a pencil skirt and this top.
This pattern is Butterick 5496. The fabric silky feeling polyester from Hancock Fabrics. The skinny jeans are a new purchase suggested by my fashionista,daughter. Everything about this outfit was super comfortable and cool. I wore it on a 90 degree day and felt just fine. I wanted to use up my summer fabric purchases before the weather changes(We are still in the 80's and 90'sin  Georgia).  I've got one more piece left and I'll be finished with summer fabrics.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Denim shirt

I've started on this shirt made from light weight denim from Joann Fabrics. I've seen denim shirts in every several fashion magazines and in the display windows at a few of my favorite stores for "snoop shopping".I like the way Express does their window mannequins.I can't fit anything in that store but that's why I sew.
Anyway I'm almost finished. I'm trying to decide between snaps or buttons at this point,and then it is completed.

I got a nice little package in the mail Saturday,from the Sewing Workshop. It is the Bells and Whistle shirts and Runway Finishes Cool Edges book and DVD. Like a true sewing geek, I popped some popcorn and watched my sewing DVD on Saturday night. It's pretty good. I will use every one of the techniques in my upcoming sewing projects. 
   In case you didn't know "snoop shopping" is looking at garments in stores for styles and details you'd like to make or apply to your own sewing. You can purchase accessories during your snoop shopping to set off your self -created fashions with style.
   Just a quick post till later. I've got 30 minute to sew before bed.