Sunday, February 21, 2010

OK, Here's the Deal:

I need to put away most of my sewing room. We're going to put the house on the market this spring, and I have to stage my dining room as, well, a dining room. I'm thinking I can stash most of the stuff and just keep the Pfaff, the serger, and some basic supplies at the ready. Maybe hide them under the table somehow. It just can't all go away because I have a prom dress (or 2) to make.

So I'm hoping to get a couple of things made before I actually have to deconstruct the room. We'll see.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot Patterns

Trudy of Hot Patterns has several new You Tube videos out that I highly recommend. You can find them here. I just love her.

Of particular interest: the one she does on the waistband. It's a fabulous solution to what can be an annoyingly difficult problem.

And I am going to have to order that new slouchy skirt pattern. Talk about the perfect thing for spring!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sewing Room, I've Missed You!

I've been sewing again. Since my classes are all online (except one, which is about FABRIC!!! Woo-hoo!), I have time!

Right now I've finished a handbag, dolled up one t-shirt, finished dolling up another one, and tried to do a third but I think it's a colossal fail (as my kids would say). I'm getting better about giving up and just throwing it away.

I also worked the other night on draping a prom dress for Barbie. She's found one she likes, but it seems to accomplish the impossible. And I need to copy it. I know it's cut on the bias, but it grabs curves and drapes with absolutely zero seam lines down the front or back. It must be made of some kind of lycra blended satin. It seems they blend lyra into everything these days. I think the answer to this one is just going to have to be to find it in a shop and have her try it on. It is beautiful --

And by all means, if any of you has some idea as to how they did this with no princess or center front seaming, please let me know. Gorgeous? Definitely. Able to be copied? Not at this point!

I've also begun a couple of other projects, including a video. I'll keep you posted on those. Till then --

Happy sewing!