Thursday, July 29, 2010

Burda 7866- Kimono Style Blouse

In a previous post I wrote about Burda 7866. I made a blouse for my DD out of a knit fabric. Although it was a simple style I made a muslin because I don't have experience sewing knit fabrics. The first muslin was out of a very light knit. I added 2" to the hip area based on the first muslin. The second muslin was made out of heavier knit. I removed the 2" and added bust darts. I also joined the lower part of the blouse to make it one piece because I did not want to deal with matching the design. I read a post over at cheap and picky's blog regarding sewing knits and it was very helpful, I used Claire Shaeffer's book Fabric Sewing Guide. Last but not lease the fabulous Omega sent me a great book "Sewing Knits by Singer". I am going to read this book and I am going to sew another knit blouse. Here is the blouse.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Who is the Mystery Visitor?

Well, who else but the fabulous Omega, to find out more about the fabulous time we had, including meeting up with two beautiful sewing divas visit her at sewhooked

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vintage McCalls 3536 mentioned this website in her last post. Of course I don't need patterns but what the heck I decided to visit the site.

I cannot believe that I found this pattern. This pattern is the reason I learned to sew. I was in 8th or 9th grade and this was my first sewing project. I made this dress by seat of my pants. The dress was almost a success except that the collar was lopsided. I did not care I wore my dress proudly to church. And the rest is history.

There is a 40% discount on pattern and free shipping if you buy more than 3. Do I need to say more. I am going on a fabric and pattern diet, hmmmm, maybe next month

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hot Weather and a Mystery Visitor.

It is HOTTTTTTTT! I am almost done with my DD's blouse, just need hemming. I went to Jo-Anns to buy knit-interfacing and I did not like their product. So I either have to go on-line or wait until next week when I go into New York City.

I haven't done much sewing, between work, family visiting and trying to keep cool it seems like there isn't enough time.

Next week will be a great week. A special person will be visiting and we are going fabric shoppinggggggg. HURAYYYYYYYY, I really need therapy, I need to relax and enjoy buying fabrics even though I don't need it, I really don't need it, but I want it and I deserve it all of it.
We are planning to hit New York City next Friday, so if you are in the city and would like to meet us for lunch drop me an e-mail.

Now, I will post more next week ......

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