Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Also, I am currently reading The Collection by Gioia Diliberto and so far it is pretty good...pretty much. It isn't a book that I'm not able to put down - since I place it to the side often.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
So here it is:
This is actually a photo taken at work by our manager by my desk. Across from me is my co-worker, Christa and we are going through some handmade jewelry that I was selling at the time. I prefer sewing over jewelry making though. My back and neck would hurt so much by the time I hit the sack, I could barely move in the morning!
I'll post another once I get home!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
"Bloodsucking Fiends" takes us through a red-headed 24-year-old woman's life as she is bitten and left to learn about the life of a vampire on her. A story filled with love, humor, and suspense - I could NOT ask for more!
I highly recommend this book for anyone enjoying a good novel that will make you giggle everytime you turn the page. Now, on to my next Christopher Moore story!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
I did it! Yes I did it! I feel like Henry Higgins right now!
Anyhow, I have spent the last several hours figuring how to fix the waistband (fold forward, iron, iron, sew, complete!) and I DID IT!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I'll have to post pictures later. Although you are not able to tell the difference between the right and wrong sides. So it isn't worth my time. Or yours.
There is no way to fix it. Only wishing that I used more of brain. I can work on a one seam skirt pattern and lay it on the skirt and cut away. I have no extra, it took it all since it was a full circle pattern. I spent over an hour laying the fabric on one layer so that all four pieces of the skirt would fit...just enough.
Damn. Damn. Damn.
I also received my teflon shoe Saturday. Susan Veblen (teacher for patternreview.com) recommended the thing for ironing everything without ever worrying about messing up the fabrics. I haven't tried yet - or completed the curtains or dress or skirt and on on on on...
Don't mind the clutter upon clutter upon needless clutter. The polka dot pattern jersey is the dress-in-the-ever-so-slowly-making..of course I started my skirt months before.
The photo above is of my inspiration board for projects I have in mind for the present. My inspiration notebook is growing rapidly everyday.
Below is a picture from Vanity Fair of Reese Witherspoon in one of my most favorite dresses of ALL TIME!!! I love the way the bustier is split at the top and the vertical opposite black and white draped beautifully over her curves with the over-sized Texan style earrings.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It was nice to see lots of draping and feminine details. I am loving the flowers, soft colors, layers and the gorgeous emerald coat! I also love the sheers in black and white with the corset lines and lace detailing.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
It has been a breeze to work with! And I was able to fix my knit dress within seconds! I still used the four colors shown above on the black and white jersey but the stitches are so perfect, so gorgeous.
You can see the different colored loopers in green and blue. The top stitches are in yellow and red. The machine even comes with an elastic foot and blind hem foot. For an easy rolled hem, there is a special plate to use with either 2 threads, 3 threads, or 4 threads. The cleanliest of all the choices is 2-thread...who cares!! THIS MACHINE IS GREAT! I love how it makes a clean cut and the stitches go straight to the edge. The picture above is actually a side seam on the jersey dress. I made a small hole during some reconstruction techniques and am waiting for glue to dry before I finish it.
I guess I could always go finish my skirt or begin steaming my grosgrain ribbon in place.
I ordered three colors of stretch lace from Denver Fabrics. I am waiting for an orange, a purple and a turquoise. I can't wait to see the different things I can do with this machine. I would like to make corsets and other fun lingerie.
Of course there is always the hats and purses and gloves.