I started this blog to have a journal of my sewing and I have kind of slogged along, not really expecting others to read my adventures. I am always pleased to see that I have had visitors, but I know that most would move along since I do not do tutorials or even show many photos.
This will just be a recap of what I made during my days at Loes Hinse's late October seminar. I ordered a couple of fabrics from Sharon at Casual Elegance prior to leaving home--a black microfiber and a black and onion (?) sweater knit. During the seminar the microfiber became some narrow Bilbao pants without pockets and the knit is now a warm perfect tee. A great outfit for cooler days in the desert.
My big project was to make a duster coat from some olive drab twill. I love it and will post a picture as soon as I put in the buttonhole. I need to decide on a button first! It is a seminar pattern with a long collar on a very deep v neckline. Perfect for mild winters with a warm scarf.
I also fell in love with the long cardigan similar to one in an earlier version of The Look. I made one from a soft black sweater knit and have already worn it several times. I made a second one from a tan/grey sweater knit remnant. I have worn it also. I really was not drawn to this style of garment until Loes asked me to try one on at the boutique. Instant change of heart!
I always take a few precut shirts to work on between big projects or when waiting for my turn to have Loes help or direct me. I made 3 perfect tees to finish up my summer purchases at Michael Levine's in LA.
I bought a remnant of grey/teal tencel twill and made a second pair of Bilbao pants as well.
Not as productive as some years, but I am so pleased with the garments I did make. Maybe I should add that I smashed a finger under my serger's needle bar when I accidentally stepped on the foot pedal while attempting to thread a needle. Ouch.
I'm working for a few weeks so my sewing will be limited until Thanksgiving. I just got a packet of Style Arc patterns so I may redirect for a while...