Today is my younger son's birthday--as his brother told him, "milk the last year of your 30's for all you've got!" Happy Birthday!
The sewing studio at the condo is all put away, at least the pieces I can put away. Tomorrow morning said son and his 3 kidlets will arrive for a week or so and they will take over our "spare" room for dorm space. We will be busy and I won't miss my sewing space. Disney, zoo, beach, pool, etc are in our future. See you in July!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Here is the jacket I've finally finished! Now off to other projects--first some Loes Hinse crop pants! This jacket is lined in silk organza--no facings or interfacing. Nothing but the pattern made twice--one in fashion fabric and one in silk and then joined at all edges. I sewed the neckline and hem by machine and then hand sewed the front edges and the sleeve hems. I will make a more complicated construction version of this in the future, now that I know it fits me!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I had not made this pattern before and was leary of using the good fabric I have saved for doing a more labor intensive version of the jacket--I want to use Claire Schaeffer's instructions for finishing a Chanel like jacket. First I needed a pattern that fit. I am not a fan of Vogue patterns because I find the fit to be so hit or miss for me. Using my measurements, I recently made a V 8819 cardigan. Huge. So, this is a size 12 and could be taken in a bit. I will make notes for when I cut the "real" fabric. I hope to finish this tomorrow, but my DGKs are coming to swim, have dinner, and spend the night. They have not slept in this house and it may be a long night with them waking up in unfamiliar surroundings. Let's hope not!
I am proud to say that ALL boxes are unpacked after our move. That is a first! We have moved many times during our almost 44 years of marriage and I usually just wear out with the final boxes. I have been on the hunt for my camera. No luck. DH has a jillion cameras, but I want a simple one that does not require a PhD in photography (or the equivalent) to operate. Hopefully I will be able to find one soon so I can get back to documenting my little projects.
Next project is cleaning up the mess I have made in this room. I'm trying to keep up with the scraps in the new studio ;-)