The last time i sewed clothing was in 2002. In 1999 i started making quilts and it became an obsession. I made quilts exclusively from 1999 until 2005.
In 2000 I cut out 12 linen skirts (elastic waist). I sewed 6 and the other 6 were left unfinished because the summer was over and I moved on to another project.
In 2001 i sewed slipcovers for my living room furniture and i made window blinds for all the windows in my home.
In 2002, I gained weight gain none of my clothes fit and I sewed four linen skirts(elastic waist) because I had nothing to wear.
I stopped sewing from 2002 until this year 2007, i made window treatments for my living room window. Although i stopped sewing clothes i continued to purchase my favorites sewing and fashion magazines and kept up with what's going on in the sewing world.
This past spring while surfing the Internet i stumble on Erica'B blog and i she became my inspiration to start sewing clothing for myself again. There are so many great sewing blogs on the Internet and all of you are an inspiration. I will list my favorites blogs later as i learn how to use all the features on this blog site.
I had to re-organize my sewing room, fabrics, sewing library and my sewing binders. Its work in progress, however my fabrics, cutting table and all the tools i need to start my first project is in order.
Last year i decided to loose weight and i have lost so far 18 pounds. I went from a size 14 on the top and 16 on the bottom to a size 10 on the top and 12 on the bottom.
Guess what my first project is to finish the 6 linen skirts i started seven years ago. The linen is a combination of linen, polyester and its beautiful after all this time. Will post photos later
Next week Vogue patterns go on sale for 5.99 at JoAnn. The patterns went from 3.99, 4.99 and 5.99 effective September 23. I don’t like the...
This is my last skirt in the Carnival Of Skirts series. Enjoy.
December 2008 I saw a quilting video by Jackie Wills on You Tube. The video was about a hexagon Christmas quilt. Two months later I bought...