Sunday, April 6, 2014

Projects Update- January- March

 Here are the finished projects as promised. The V8923 was sewn in January, hemmed in February. Pretty much a straight forward sewing. The Fabrics are a black poly ponte knit and a Marni black and gold tiger print. I thought it would be fun to block with a print instead of a solid.
The peplum and the skirt was for the fearless  February/March Challenge held by the blog Ten Thousand Hour of Sewing.. These were not the only projects I had started for this challenge, these are the two that worked out. The peplum S1699 was a combination of the bodice and sleeves of view A and the peplum of view B. I did not want the cap sleeves nor the collar of view B. Overall the project was a breeze to sew.  The fabrics were black and an off white stretch poplin shirting. The effect is more on the sporty side which is trending right now.
The third project is S5505 OOP view B. The fabric is a navy lace floral. Its lining is a navy charmuese. I cut the length  below the knee and at the top of the calf. Think this a "right for me" midi length. This was easy peasy project. Especially because of the elastic waist.

Here are some things I did learn as part of the challenge:

  • Don't get down and discourage if the project fails. Toss and move on.
  • I learned how to use my roll-hemmed/narrow hem foot. I am not perfect but its a start.
  • How to sew a lap zipper, I had not sewn one before. Pretty easy.
  • Have fun and continue learning.
Next post I will layout my April projects. Until then, Keep Sewing!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Checking in

It's been awhile since I have posted, but in that time I have been sewing and planning. In the next post I will be showing a couple of garments I made for the Feb/Mar. Fearless sewing challenge. Also, a garment I made back in January. I am also pulling fabrics and preparing patterns for my April sewing.
 Until then, keep sewing!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014


You tell me, how wrong is it to tempt people by posting only one episode of the Great British Sewing Bee Season 2 episode2 and not post  no more. I am hooked and I need my fix. I have picked my home sewist and I want to see how they do.  I know there is casting for the American version, but I can't wait that long! So come on....... keep the videos on Youtube coming,LOL

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rolled Hem Using Rolled Hem Foot

She makes it look so easy. I have seen other tutorials, but theirs did not end with the polished results as hers. Must try this!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Visually Sewing

Hello Everyone,
No sewing but plenty of planning. I did visually sew....I watched videos soaking in techniques to improve my sewing. Here are some links that might interest you.

  1. How to single-fold clean finish a seam
  2. How to sew a skirt
  3. stitching technque for the tailored jacket
Gotta love Youtube. Until next time.....

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Inspiration March 2,2014

If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.  Job 36:11