Saturday, May 24, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
After reading this post about seam finishing, I decided to try out the overlock stitch on my machine. I think it's going to make my seams much sturdier. I'm loving the fabric, I can't wait for this to be complete!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I have some cheap fabric from Joann's that I got on clearance to use as muslin fabric. I think after I make up my jcaroline bag I will start work on Anna. I'm going to make a muslin first and then splurge on some Amy Butler dots, probably the ones on the pattern cover. That will be my first time making a muslin and then sewing a pattern up again, so it will be an interesting project. I'd love to be working on it during Women's Clothing Month, so I best get to work! Besides, I think the Birdie Sling would make an excellent fall bag, so maybe I'll ask for it for my birthday (Mom - take note!) :-)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I have been really good about not looking at or buying patterns, but how can I resist this one??? I can't! Although I have two (well, maybe more than two) bags that I've been wanting to make in front of this one, I think I'm still going to order it. Have to have it!!! Besides, a girl can never have too many bags! I'm really hoping to get some sewing time in this weekend so hopefully I will have one new bag to share before this pattern arrives in my mailbox!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I also purchased two sewing books recently. One was for my mom, she's been sewing up aprons lately and even joined her first swap, so I bought her A is for Apron. This book has a ton of great projects and they are all made up in the best fabrics. I might have to get a copy for myself! I also purchased Wendy Mullin's Sew U: Home Stretch. Now I'm looking at sergers! I just want a basic one that doesn't cost too much. Does anyone have any recommendations???
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
I just finished my Girl's Best Friend Wallet by JennaLou Designs, and I love it!!! This pattern was so much fun to make and I highly recommend it. I used 2 fat quarters from Joann's since it was my first try. For my own sanity, I will be squaring the corners on my next one (I am AWFUL at sewing around curves) and I will definitely use my rotary cutter and mat when cutting so that my pockets are straighter. But, this came out so cute, I love it! Lots of pockets, including my first zipper pocket, these will be going in all of my bags now. Here is a view of the inside. I can't wait to make another one!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Check out Kerri's tutorial on chicken scratch embroidery. I love to work on an embroidery project while I'm watching TV, so hopefully I can get this started soon.
Sew Mama Sew is starting Women's Clothing Month. I've been reading the blogs of their new board members and I think they are going to have some great ideas.
I need to make some Mother's Day gifts. I really like this bag, so I'm hoping I can adapt my tote bag pattern into something close to this. I already have the handles, I just need to pick out some fabric. I plan on making this bag for myself...I finally got around to ordering some of the Modern Flora fabric, so I'll make it up in that. I ordered Green Sprig, but I want ALL of it...I can't wait to get it!
I'm going to New Hampshire this weekend, so I won't be able to get too much done. However, I'm not leaving till tomorrow night and I already cleaned my house, so I'm hoping I can at least get my wallet done in time. I'll post pictures of my progress tomorrow!