Monday, September 29, 2014

Notes for Ziggi

These are my muslin notes. The top set is after my first muslin, the orange ones are from after the second. Do any of you take notes like this? I forget if I don't, and then all my hard work muslin-ing doesn't make it to my fashion fabric.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stress Relief

We're remodeling our kitchen. Yes, we are crazy. No, we haven't started yelling at each other over paint samples. Yes, we're doing most of the work ourselves.  Yes, my hands are FILLED with splinters.

Some friends of ours have kindly let us stay in their house while they are away and our house is filled with toxic fumes from the finish we put on the floors.  I'm so grateful to them, but there's only so long you can stay in someone else's house without something to DO.  So, when I went home to apply another coat of shiny poison to my floor, I grabbed my sewing machine and some half-finished jeans. It's a teeny tiny sewing space, but you can see the stress hormones falling below crazy lady level. Also, behold some pretty awesome jeans! As soon as I can hem them, I'll take pictures of them on:)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pants bender

I realized this week that winter is coming (insert Game of Thrones meme here) and I don't have any pants.
No, I really do have pants. But they're all shorter than I like for winter wearing. So I'm going on a pants spree! Mostly these will all be variations on patterns I've rubbed off my favorite RTW pants. I've finished my brown on black cotton sateen trousers (pics as soon as my photographer is willing!). On to the stretch denim!

Sewing happiness

Is variegated top-stitching thread!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brown on black on black!

So, I ran out of black thread. And couldn't make it to the store... So yeah, I totally switched to top-stitching with dark brown thread. And I like it! Somewhere Bob Ross is smiling and saying, "Happy accidents!"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mystery Pattern

My mom was helping my grandma go through her pattern stash a few weeks ago, and Grandma thought I'd like this one.  I can't find a copyright date on it, but the instructions include an email address and website, so it's since the mid- 90's.
Anyway, I was looking at the garment measurements. The pants have a leg width of 24 inches! I assume that's across the cuff? Maybe disco made a comeback in the 90's...  I'm loving that jacket, though. Thanks, Grandma!