Thursday, March 12, 2015

Photo Album

 On/around September 2013 I watched a video on You Tube by Kathy Orta regarding how to construct a mini album. I spent three months watching videos by other ladies on album construction. I enjoy scrapbooking and I figured that by learning to make my own album I could get exactly what I want. I purchase Kathy's tutorial and used it to make several albums. By the beginning of 2014, I got bored and move on to something else. Recently, after I crocheted several hats, I began to think about creating an album where I kept photos of all of my projects ( sewing, quilting, home dec, needlework, etc.).  Ahhhh! and it all came back to me; create your album. Went back to You Tube and after watching a few videos, I completed this album in 2.5 weeks.
 After the album was completed I looked through old photos to find pics of items that I sewed back in the 1970's and OMG the album took a life of its own. The album was filled with photos of my college years, dating my husband, our wedding, friends weddings, events, trips etc.  There will be a few more albums in the future. Stay tuned. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Crochet Hat Palooza

In a previous post I wrote that I followed Hectanooga1's video on YouTube to crochet this hat. After I crochet the first hat ( orange), the hat grew by two inches.  I revised Hectanooga's  instructions and I am loving the results.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vogue Patterns- Spring 2015


Good Morning

I enjoy Toy's fashion and pattern reviews. She has a great eye for details and because of her reviews I am looking at patterns with keener eyes.  Vogue Patterns Spring 2015 was posted on her blog today. Please check the post out. After reading her post and writing my comment, I decided to post my comment here.

Vogue 1442, love the design, as for fabric a very soft drapery knit is perfect. For a very curvy girl this could be a tricky one, proceed with caution.

9075- Wide leg jumpsuit, this is an old pattern that came out of the archives. This is very easy to recreate with an existing pattern. I will not buy this pattern; however I will add the image to my inspiration book.

9091- No, on this one. Culotte pant are flattering to most figure type. I have a Culotte pattern by Butterick.

9076- YES hunniiii! I love this one. It’s a 70’s flashback, but oh so feminine. I will check my pattern stash; I may have an older version of this pattern.

9077- Yes hunnniiiii! The front pleat elevates this simple shirt dress; I will advise caution with this one because if you are larger than a B-cup think about the placement of the pleat and the size of the pleat. It could result in an awkward detail.

9079- Yes hunnnniiiii! The pattern is worth buying if only for the design. This pattern can take your sewing skills to the next level. I see lots of design opportunity here.

9093- Nope, another princess line jacket. Boringgggg!

9086- Yes I highly recommend this one, especially for a beginner. Also it’s a wonderful pattern to use bold, funky prints

9087- Yes hunniiiii!

Later

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My first Project for 2015

Hello

This is my first project for 2015
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My last crochet project was the crochet along that  Sheila and I did in 2013. I crocheted three skirts and as I worked on the fourth skirt I developed a severe allergy to the acrylic yarn. Sadly I gave the skirts away. Recently Sheila has been on a crochet extravaganza and I desire to crochet began to take hold. So I went to the craft store and I found cotton thread with 15% polyester. My first attempt to knit a hat was not successful because I choose the wrong thread for the pattern. This was my second attempt. I love it especially since I have a better understanding of what the thread can do.  The pattern is from one of my favorite You tuber Hectanooga1.  I choose orange because my coat is black and I wanted to add a pop of color and what better way to achieve that.
 
 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays To All

 
A very merry Christmas to all. May the new year brings you health, an abundance of prosperity and most important plenty of fabrics and patterns.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Butterick 4518 and Sewing with a Plan (SWAP)


I posted about SWAP here in 2007.  Once l learn about SWAP  I attempted to sew a black & white a wardrobe following the concept. I sewed 3 of the 11-pieces, became bored, lost interest and moved on to another project. Although I was not successful with SWAP somehow I manage to have a work wardrobe (business/casual professional) that reflects the concept. Everything in my wardrobe has two or more partners, everything works with everything no matter what color and I always have something to wear.

Why am I revisiting the concept of SWAP? The colors in the skirt are my inspiration. What does B4518 has to do with my inspiration? I choose view B a simple top because I wanted my fabric choices to do all the work. Later…..

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