Showing posts from September 20, 2009

Opinions please

I purchased this silk fabric about 15 years ago. While I was drawn to the texture and colors, I didn't know what to do with it then and I don't know what to do with it now. Here's where I need your opinion. I think it's time to finally use the fabric but can't decide what to sew out of it. A jacket perhaps? Something with simple lines. Perhaps this 80s Vogue pattern ( by the way, it came from Pattern Rescue ) but would combining 15 year old fabric with a 20 year old pattern scream DATED and OUT OF FASHION? I know how creative you all are so bring it.

Random Dozen Meme

I should be sewing. But I'm feeling a bit tired and I don't think it's a good idea to work on someone's wedding gown when I'm not bright and chipper. So rather than sew (and make a mistake) tonight I'm participating in a fun random dozen meme from Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee. 1. Please share one middle school memory. It can be good, bad, ugly, funny. Pictures or words, I don't care, just share. Ha! That's easy! I met my hubby in 9th grade. He asked me to a football game. I was stunned that the cutest boy in school would ask me out and he was stunned that " the cutest girl in school would go out with him " (his words, not mine) Obviously it was love at first sight and 25 years later we finally realized it and got married :-) 2. What's your favorite Beatles song? At the risk of upsetting a dear friend, who is crazy about the Beatles (one in particular, but I won't share all her secrets) I admit I don't have a fave. Although I do

Weekend wrapup: ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes. The alteration kind that is. The oh-this-isn't-much-fun kind of alterations. You know the type. A bit tedious, but all necessary to achieve a better fit in a store bought garment. So what did I work on? Move a button on a new pair of men's pants. Shorten sleeves on a denim jacket. This particular denim jacket sleeves had decorative zippers at the hem which needed to be removed and reinserted. Ugh. The zipper tape raveled something fierce when I removed the zippers. Since the zipper tape was exposed on the inside I had to get creative. I ended up binding the zipper edges in a bright bias tape to coordinate with the Amy Butler print I used for the inside facing. In hindsight it would have been easier to shorten the sleeves by doing multiple decorative tucks - or something like that. Let out a waistband on a pair of women's dress pants . This one is only partially completed but is going quickly. It's a pair I found at a thrift shop. A gorgeous tan ligh