Showing posts from September 25, 2011

Just helping a fabric store with their magazine display

While shopping at a local fabric this morning I quickly glanced at the sewing magazines. You know, just to see what was available. Fine, I admit it. To see if the latest SewNews was on display. Now I ask you. How will anyone see my fabulous sweater on the cover when it's displayed like this? Think they'll notice the little rearranging I did? Just trying to be helpful. ******************************************************

Oops! or why I'm not BFF with plaids

You do know when working with plaids you should determine if you have an even or uneven plaid , right? And you want to think about the layout, being sure to match at major seams whenever possible.  Yea, well, do as I say, not as I do. You see I spaced out when cutting out this skirt. I worked hard to make sure the side seams matched well.  Oh, I was so proud of myself! Until I began pinning the front seam - oops!  Oh well, too late to fix now so I'm just moving forward. Besides I can tell everyone its ready-to-wear :-) The skirt has some fun little design details.  It's longer in back than the front, although on GiGi here you can't tell.  It's high-waisted and the center back seam ending in a split vee at the back waist.  There's also a little buckled tab at the back waist placed just below the vee. I do want to make sure and show you this little detail. It's a dart.  Both the front and back have horizontal darts along the center front. Int

Burda 7292 underway

Finally! My machines a buzz with a little fall sewing - for moi. A simple (ha!) bias cut maxi skirt using Burda 7292 .   (That I picked up when JoAnn's had Burda patterns on sale for only $2.49 ~ yea!) The fabric is a lightweight wool plaid.  Gray and plum ~yummy!  I've plum colored wool crepe for the jacket if - and I do mean if - I like the skirt. You see, I kinda forgot that figure hugging bias cut skirts don't always work well on my curvy shape.  We'll see.  I just might be pleasantly surprised! Hope so 'cuz I got the perfect boots to wear with this skirt.  **************************************************