Showing posts from February 7, 2010

Time's running out to enter the One Yard Wonders fabric sweepstakes

Just so you know, this contest ends February 28. And that date is rapidly approaching. Click on the photo (or here ) and fill out the online entry form. I must admit it. I really don’t want you to enter, you know. Because my chances of winning go down each time you enter. And I really want free yard of fabric to show up on my doorstep every month. I even have my projects from the One Yard Wonders book picked out. So come to think of it, you better not head over to by February 28 to enter. Speaking of One Yard Wonders, check this out: Contributions to a Sewing Book from Crafty People from Twin Cities It's always fun to find yourself mentioned somewhere unexpectedly. Posted using ShareThis ***********************

On a roll - UFO number one

Last time I posted I was wondering if I should tackle my sewing UFOs or dig into some new projects. ( Well, except for the post that had me trapped inside the restroom at work...) The old won. I've begun work on the few UFOs that I decided were worth finishing. This is definitely one worth finishing. A skirt suit using McCall's 5597. Looks like it might now be out of print as I wasn't able to locate it on the McCall 's Web site. For some reason I altered the pattern and cut it out but put it aside to sew later. That meant there was a lot left to be done, including cutting and fusing the interfacing as well as choosing a lining. The straight skirt is a basic P&P yoke skirt. The yoke is narrower and the skirt is slightly longer than the one from 5984 . With this being the third skirt sewn in this style I was able to sew it very quickly, adding a full lining. Silk I might add. Nice... The jacket is more time consuming but it's moving right along. I'm hope