Here is a picture of my work table-
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Here is a picture of my work table-
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This fabric is clingy, so I added a layer to help with that.
So, I am not too sure about Flickr. I set up an account and I like how you can just click on "blog this", and go straight to Blogger.
But, now when you click on the picture, it goes to my photostream.
I prefer it to simply enlarge the picture.
Oh well... learning something new all the time, eh?
AND, drumroll please, my fabrics arrived from Christine Jonson! You must check out her new & improved website. Adding these solid color knits to my collection makes me soo happy! Look at all the combinations I have now. I I bought plenty of black to use for trims, facings, etc. Just a little black in a garment mitigate the pastel colors which could otherwise be too sweet for my taste. The shelves hold my inventory of fabrics. There are many, many very nice pieces in there. You can bet I will go back for more coordinates from Christine. She fills a valuable niche in the marketplace. After you have found your unusual prints at the other great online (or B&M store) head over to CJ's shop to get your swatches and find coordinates. (If you like to sew with knits, that is. I am not affiliated with her at all, just opining away.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Yesterday I was frustrated with my stash- and this morning I woke up with a GREAT idea!
I have this huge stack of beautiful fabrics, but not a lot of valid combinations. It's like having a bucket full of words that I can't make a sentence with. Or a basket full of letters, yet I cannot make a word.
A bunch of notes; ummm... that analogy doesn't work! I DO have harmony and a few melodies - but hey I want more!
So what do I need? (Vanna, I'll take an "M"!)
I figured it out!! I want to use these prints to sew jacket /shirts.
- I am a pear, I need to keep the visual interest up on top.
- I like dresses (a very recent discovery, thanks to my black & white tank dress)
- I like sewing with knits
I need solid color knits! That's when I remembered having a set of swatches from Christine Jonson. I got them out, played around with different colors and color combinations. I could picture contrasting bands around neckline, midriff, maybe even som colorblocking? We shall see! Then I whipped out my Guterman chart and ordered the thread.
Now I feel as though my stash WILL reflect the wardrobe to be sewn. I am feeling much better about my stash now.
How do you feel about your stash? Does it look like the wardrobe you are planning to sew? Do you find it as hard as I do; to find coordinates?
*Hope your Thursday is a fine one*
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Oh yes, and it does double duty as a Santa Claus dress if you need to celebrate in August. Laura didn't come home for the holidays in 2008, nor will she be home for the holidays in 2009.
So we are having a turkey feast today and my guests don't know that I collected an assortment of silly gifts for our traditional Gift Game (the one where people draw numbers, then fight over the gifts.)
I am primed for a good time today. And I have a whole hour to rest before guests arrive.
I feel so blessed for my family. They are preparing all of the food. I am just the party planner who does a little sewing on the side.
(I will post a review on patternreview - this is a clever, but easy dress. I'll be using these neckline details on a top for myself, too!)
I will finish it in the next couple of hours.
Here is how to get me to sew a dress for you:
Come to my house and look at my BWOF magazines. Using fabric in my stash, point decisively to a dress you like. Agree to dress up as Santa for the "Christmas in August" party.