Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First project of 2009

This is kinda the first thing I am working on for 2009. I say kinda because technically, the first thing was an evening gown for an inauguration gala that my husband and I were going to attend but we ended up not going because we were given inauguration tickets at the last minute and by the time we got home from all those activities, we were so exhausted that we didn't make it to the gala. So the gown will just collect dust in my closet.

I made a houndstooth jacket I have been wanting to sew for a couple of months. I finished it tonight after being mostly frustrated the whole time I worked on it. It took way too long to complete due to various reasons. The pattern and material are pictured below.

I made View A but I added the ruffle at the bottom like on Views B and C. The fabric is really a mystery to is a weird polyester blend. It wasn't the easiest to sew with but it turned out well. It is one of my G street clearance table finds. I will post my full review and the finished piece later.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well I just had a birthday. I won't bother mentioning my age because everyone already knows I am 25. Soooo, I have finally decided to get with the program and join modern civilization in 2009 and start my own blog. This blog will be dedicated strictly to one of the things I love best, sewing. I can't say that I won't share a few personal things on here but I don't anticipate there being many. Some of things I hope to share are pieces that I have sewn and things that I plan on working on in the future. I also plan on finding interesting tips and tricks that I feel that will be helpful to me and my fellow sewers. Now I am going to keep it real, I really can't see updating on a daily basis but I am going to try really hard to be consistent with at least 3 times a week. I hope everyone enjoys coming here and seeing the things I consider my "jewels" hence the name of my blog.