Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A whole lotta sewing going on over here

 A few more outfit photos. I like the longer shirts better. Its been too cold and rainy to get out much and take any photos. Still working on fit/proportions. I've seen several people put up 'croquis' aparently from the Collette Sewing Handbook. I have that book on my list to buy. Here is the tutorial I used to make mine, Lladybird. Lladybird's blog is worth checking out, she's got a lot of great projects.

I'm still doing the Sew Weekly Challenges. My first project, for the accessory challenge, took up two weeks! I am still not happy enough with the results to wear it anywhere, but I am done with it. I have alot to say about the project, but I want to wait until my post at the Sew Weekly blog goes up.

In other sewing news, I got a great deal on some fabrics on ebay. For $20 us I got these:

And then while searching for something to make muslins out of at the thrift shop my daughter and I ran into even better bargains:

Total for all this was about $9us

I don't have much of a stash of garment fabrics so this will really help me keep up with the weekly challenges.

Well, with school, work and keeping up with the kids I haven't had much time to put in to blog posts, but I appreciate those that keep checking back!

One last shot today, a picture of my daughter who turns 18 today, in a dress she made over Christmas with her Grandmother.


Carolyn said...

Why are you not happy with your accessory; it's gorgeous!! Definitely worth wearing out and about, lots!

Meream said...

Those fabrics look yummy! I love that orange potted palm-like design :)