Good Evening All!
Good Evening ALL!
Can I tell you how excited I am even though its Monday, and its my heaviest work day. Maybe I’m still on my high from my Joann’s sale haul. You know the 70% notion sale. YES that one, I was so upset that I missed the 50% off notion sale they had a few weeks ago. So I made sure I made this, and I was very nervous checking out when she said total was 150.00, I looked at my husband like oh no. But she scanned the coupon and it came to a whooping 48.00!!!
I almost fainted….So with that and my other purchase, I spent about 75.00, in the store which was my budget.
I’m working this week on two projects one for my husband and daughter. If I could ever figure this wearing ease thing out. I guess I should pick up this Thread sewing guide to see if it explains. I keep looking at the pattern and walking away. So any tips on how to figure out wearing ease, design, and making adjustments I would be very much appreciate it!!
Hopefully I will have two finish projects this week.New Look 6191
and New Look 6232
I used stabilizer for the button holes
My daughter requested McCall 6744 View A, and with all the material available, would you believe she wanted stripes again. Im starting to think she loves stripes just as much as I love polka dots.
When she grabbed the fabric out of the tote, I cringed. No no no! No matching stripes but as the loving mother I am, I said sure. So I whipped up this quick number. The only thing left to do is the hem, which hopefully I can figure out how to do it on my serger.
*Matching stripes, I did pretty good if I say so myself.
I think this was a jersey knit that I had picked up at Hancock on the 4.95 yard table, yes it curled when doing the arm holes but I kept on going on.
I need to look into learning techniques on stabilizing arm holes and neck. And proper way to finish off the seams when you turn over the neck and arm hole areas. So any tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I started sewing in February of this year, and really enjoy the process. I have a small sewing room/office that I use. I try to stay neat and organized, or rather clean up my mess very quickly.
I was blessed to get the sewing machine I wanted and essentials from husband, here are a few pictures of my space….As you all know I recently added my serger
I forget about the patterns, We went to Joann’s earlier this week, and my husband asked me how many patterns did I told him…………Well, if you add 1, carry the 5, x 2, ummm 30! My daughter screams no its a lot! I think I have over 150 patterns I will not buy any more patterns I don’t think….. No that’s right I will NOT, buy any more patterns Until September.
And with the many facebook sewing groups and blogs, I have been able to save money on supplies and fabric. But I’m very FEARFUL, that I will become a Fabric Hoarder. Sometimes its to hard to walk away from gorgeous fabric. I think about it, and think about it, and when no one is looking I buy. Sneak it in the house up the stairs, and because of this I have THIS!!
My cutting table cubbies are filled with fabric as well
Now remember its only been 6 months, well not even 6 months yet.
My goal is to really kick up and sew down my stash. I joined the Summer Stash Busting challenge, and as long as I don’t look at fabric I will not buy anymore until the end of the Challenger. Wish me luck!! One eye open, fingers crossed.
McCall’s 6884, faux wrap dress
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
From a cut out pattern pieces to
Sash not straight on the dress form
I said after I made this dress I wasn’t going to make another, looking at this evening I’m starting to like it more. But still unsure if I will make it again. I think I will add to the container of maybe, and I don’t make another one within a year or something maybe less I will give it away.
The question I have is what do you do with patterns you don’t plan on making anymore? Goodwill or do you keep them?
I am happy to report that a finally got my serger. I guess it really shouldn’t say finally because I have only been sewing 6 months. So I will rephrase it, I have added a new member to my sewing family. I went back and forth on what model I was going to get, but I settled with the Brother 5234 PRW because of the great deal I got at allbrands.com Please Click Here.
I went with this model for a few reasons:
- 14×10″ extension work table with full accessory storage
- Easy Innovis one-touch needle threading for two needles
- Differential feed to gather or keep fabrics from puckering
- Two needles and 2-3-4 thread stitch configuration
Just to name a few, I choose the package I did from allbrands.com because it came with
- Extended parts and labor warranty 10 years/
- Manufacturer warranty is 5 Year Electrical 1 Year Parts and Labor
- Learn to Serge DVD using my specific serger. It is a Bertina Studio production/ It has a workbook on one of the dvds 120 pages, I’m still debating on how to print this. Because I want it in color, but that might be expensive to print. I love to feel pages, versus looking at things online.
- Standard foot
- Blind stitch/hem foot
- gathering foot
- 1/8″ Covered Piping Application Serger Foot
- up to 1/4″ Pearl Bead Sequin Foot
- Serger Elasticator 1/2″ Elastic Gathering Foot