Sewing is delicious

22 Jan

I’ve been working hard on sewing (though not as hard on blogging!), and have really gotten into a groove where I feel like I kind of know what I’m doing. So exciting! I’ve done enough full bust adjustments (both kinds – the pivot method and the slash and spread method) and graded enough patterns that I’m feeling really comfortable with both techniques… though it is really time consuming to trace and re-trace every pattern before you use it! I’m a little impatient in that way. I’m still at a point where I’m using a new pattern every time I sew… I haven’t wanted to make any repeats! So this means the labor-intensive drafting/adjusting must happen before I get to dig into fabric.

But… I’ve really loved everything I’ve made so far! Right now I’m in the middle of my most challenging project to date… a cowl-neck, stretch-mesh lined, silk-charmeuse top..that’s bias cut! Oh man do I wish I had a bigger table and ironing board!!

Here are some terrible photos of my recent creations and fabric acquisitions:









Posted by on January 22, 2012 in creations


4 responses to “Sewing is delicious

  1. Chris

    January 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    your tops are beautiful…!
    and it looks to me like you label your stash fabrics – very good idea, I’ll have to start doing that.

  2. kathleen

    January 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks, Chris! I do label my stash… I like to know what it is, whether I’ve prewashed it, where it came from, when I bought it, and how much I paid for it. Can you tell I’m a librarian? I ❤ information!

  3. mujerboricua

    January 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Lovely! The Jasmine is a fun and fast make. I am hoping to make another soon.

    Where do you go fabric shopping? I am moving back to Austin at the end of this year and I am a bit lost at how I am going to get my sewing kit replenished!

  4. kathleen

    January 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    There are a few new boutique fabric stores in town (we also have JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock Fabrics) and the Stitch Lab just did a great write up on all the ones I love!


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