Monday, February 16, 2015

SHOULD'A BEEN EASIER

I like most Tracy Reese designs for Vogue, and #1405 is no exception. I like the fit and flare style of the dress; I like my fabric choice and I like the way it moves with me when I move. But I gotta tell ya - it took so long for me to put this thing together. The pattern instructions were pretty clear, but there were soooooooo many steps. I omitted the zipper because it just wasn't necessary and because there is quite enough bulk around the waist as it is. I don't know about the rest of you, but my waist is not exactly screaming "MORE BULK PLEASE". Also, the pattern calls for the lining/slip to be sewn into the dress. I wish I had made a separate, standalone slip because the built-in slip was just a little too fussy for me. But I still think it is a lovely dress. I need to hem it but I need a break from it first.







Monday Meditation

Yesterday, in our worship service we were reminded of the fact that the Lord has blessed each of us with a wonderful body. My body is used to carry my soul - to house my spirit. I must learn to properly care for my body. Even as much as I love and appreciate my body, I must not be slave to it. My body was designed to be servant to my spirit. Therefore, I must fortify our spirit in order to rule our my body. Otherwise my body will reign and will give itself over to every desire and passing thought. One thing that helps me to continually work on keeping my body pure and free of sin is to remember that it holds the soul where God dwells. For we are labourers together with God: you are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.    I Corinthians 3:9 (KJV)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Finally, a cape for me

I have been wanting to make a cape for quite some time now.  As usual, I am late to jump on the cape-making bandwagon.  I made the very popular Simplicity 1775.  This a very quick and easy pattern - for me, it required no alterations.

When I saw this fabric, a boiled wool with a fused on lace overlay, it screamed "I want to be your cape" and it kept screaming that from my stash for well over a year.  Finally, here we are.

Who knows, I might actually get around to making a maxi dress one day.  Dare to dream.




 

Monday Meditation

If you were of the world, the world would love his own:  but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  John 15:19

This is a very familiar verse of scripture that most believers know, but it seems we still sometimes forget that we are not of this world.  We are pilgrims on a mission.  We have a message to deliver while we are here in this world.  But this world is not our permanent home.  And just be virtue of the fact that we are different from those that are of this world, we will be hated.  The world will hate us just because of our position and relationship with the Lord.  But that does not give us license to hold back the message nor does it allow up to not love those that hate us. Go, love and tell.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My posting commitment is weak

I joined the Make a Garment a Month Challenge back in November and have successfully completed at least one garment every month since that time. Yay me!!!!  But herein lies the problem.....I apparently needed to also join the Post What You Have Made Challenge.

I will be posting all of my makes soon.  In the meantime, I joined the Myrtle dress sew-along.  So please stay tuned, more posts are on deck.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here my garment for December

I have joined the Garment-Per-Month Challenge, and I already have my garment for December done. Yippie!!!

This is a vey simple and very comfortable two-piece set.  It's Vogue 8935.


This fabric is a nice and warm ponte knit.  I like this shade of red.


The skirt is pretty plain and there's not much to say about it except I installed a near perfect invisible zipper.  No matter how many zippers I sew, I am still excited when they turn out fine.


Up next is a Claire Schaffer cardi/jacket.  I am still trying to decide if I will use the couture techniques or the regular sewing approach.  We'll see.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Since I am now officially on a roll....

Yeah, one in a row is a roll (for me anyway).

I was successful with the Fall Essentials Sew Along, completing nearly five pieces, I am ready for another challenge.


Therefore, I am joining this challenge:

I think I can.....I think I can......I think I can (you get what I'm saying.)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Did It ...... I Really Did!

I joined a sew-and I am actually sewing along.  I mean, I have joined several sew-along, but I do believe that is the first time I actually complete some stuff during the suggested window of time.  I am participating in the Fall Essentials Sew-Along.

Here's what I've done so far.  I made a denim jacket and skirt set.

  

Try to ignore the wrinkles.
 

The skirt has nice welt pockets.
 

Here is the inside jacket back.
 

Some how the bottom band was much shorter than the jacket so I added a pleat.
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This is my color block dress. (I know, again with the wrinkles....)

Upper color change with edge stitching.

Lower color change with edge stitching.

I will do a full pattern review later today.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Revving up for 2013

Here I am after quite some time.  I am gearing up for a much more active 2013.  I am starting the year off by participating in my very first sew-along.  I am going to do a bra sew-along and I am so excited.

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It's probably not too late for anyone else who might be interested.  Maybe you're like me, you need a kick start to get your sewing mojo going.