Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lots of Stuff to Share!

I have been out of town sewing--what a blast! I will share photos soon--gotta get my things organized, the laundry done, and take time to play with the grand kids.

More to come soon!

Here's what I made:

2 jackets
2 pairs of pants
3 t shirts
2 tanks

All made from Loes Hinse patterns with her expert guidance. How fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sorta Slow--Lace t shirt

Here's a photo of the LH perfect T with the lace trim at the bottom. I like it! Of course now I notice the wrinkles and wonder if I just needed to straighten the shirt or if I need to do some sort of FBA...Nah! I still like it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

T shirts/Loes Hinse/Muslins

I've done a little sewing! I made 2 muslin t shirts from Loes Hinse patterns. I'm going to a seminar at the end of October and want to be sure I have an idea of the right size pattern to use. So, I made a boatneck t shirt from a simple white cotton lycra knit. I bought the fabric in the garment district in LA last summer. I don't know the name of the shop, but it has nice weight and I'm pleased with the fabric. I made the small and it fits well right out of the envelope. I'll try to get a photo.

I also made the LH perfect t from some white rib knit fabric that has been in the stash for a while. It is almost a double knit--I'm sure it is mostly poly. I chose to make the short sleeve version and also traced the shirt in a size small. Again, it fits and I will get a photo when I find some lace to use at the hem as on the pattern envelope.

Here it is without the lace yet...hopefully I'll find some when I make a run to JoAnn's later this afternoon!

It feels good to get back into the sewing room! I traced several other LH patterns this past week in anticipation of going to the seminar up in Carmel. We will take a circuitous route, however, visiting our older son and his family first. Let's see what I can do about photos...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Home! No sewing yet!

We are home--trying to readjust to the PST time zone which is 9 hours different from France. Loved our trip--wonderful places, wonderful people, delicious food and wine. I bought a couple of sewing items--some bias ribbon in Chinon at a delightful Bernina dealer. A magazine in Blois, a magazine in Nice...nothing too extravagant~didn't see fabric I wanted at a price I was willing to pay to drag it home. I did appreciate that life in general is much more expensive in France and that the kind of stash/excess I sometimes indulge in would not be possible for me there.

I am anxious to get back to sewing--I need a couple of days to finish adjusting to life here, spoiling the grands, reading the mail, etc.