Showing posts from March 2, 2008

Flirty apron - so many decisions to make!

I did it. I joined the Flirty Apron Swap . Why? I dunno - it's not like I don't have a gazillion sewing projects underway at the moment. Guess I thought it would be fun to sew an apron for someone I don't know. So now the question is .... what to sew? A current pattern? Emmeline seems to be apron of the moment - and for good reason. Make up my own? I have a few apron sketches (complete with fabric) that I haven't sewn yet but maybe I shouldn't make my swap partner an unsuspecting guinea pig. A retro pattern? I do love this old Betsey Johnson apron pattern - and judging by the way it gets snapped up on eBay I'm guessing others do too. A vintage pattern? I've wanted to try out this 1946 pattern with the interesting ruffle detail. A simple half-apron with unique embellishments? I just checked out 49 Sensational Skirts from my local library (I first heard about the book when Stacy reviewed it). Talk about fiber art inspiration! Some of the embellishments wou

The Big List of Sewing Blogs

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The name game

Warning! Warning! Non sewing and useless information post heading your way. I'll post about sewing later tonight. But for now, this is kinda fun. Kellie and Bonnie both had this name thingy on their blog. Since I'm a sucker for these quiz thingy's I had to head right on over and see what my name meant. Of course I had to add my thought right behind the eerily accurate description... What does Sharon mean? You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. - Wow! amazing how accurate this site is :-) You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. - oh yea You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do. - uh, really didn't need to know that did you? You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out. - duh! Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia. - ho, hum..

Completing the look for McCalls 5532 - the skirt

Back in January I began the skirt suit from McCall's 5532 . The top/suit jacket I completed right away ( here ) but I kept putting off cutting out and sewing the skirt. Why? I don't know. I guess I wanted to waste my sewing time on knit dresses that don't fit , LOL! Not any more - last night I cut the skirt out and today I completed the sewing. The end result is a nice, classic, understated basic straight skirt suit. That is until you turn around. Look at the details on the back - curved princess seams over the tush and a shaped lower hem that gives this skirt a bit of sass! And of course I had to add a silk charmeuse lining to match the jacket/top.