Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Motivation Please!!!!

My motivation to sew is in the toilet right now. As soon as I get home from work, all I feel like doing after I get dinner and stuff squared away is sitting my fanny on that couch and watching tv. I have a few things in the works that I need to get done by this weekend but sometimes I feel like I am just spinning my wheels. I need to set goals and stick to them no matter what! I am thinking 2 completed garments a week minimum. That would take some SERIOUS dedication on my part. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Sometimes I bring things to work and sew them! hahahaha...I keep a little sewing machine in my office and the times when I know I will be the only one there, I will bring parts of something I am working on to try and get ahead of the game. Gotta get it in when I can!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Vintage Patterns

These are the latest additions to my vintage pattern collection. I am thinking about entering the Vintage Pattern Contest for the month of April on the sewing forum. I have 3 or 4 patterns in mind for it. This will be my first contest and I know the competition is going to be tough. Sometimes I feel like I should have been born in different era. I love the feminine and classy look of vintage clothing and 95% of the time I listen to music that is from the 1980's or earlier LOL!

Monday, March 16, 2009

McCall 5752

I decided to make a green dress for St. Patrick's Day. Nothing fancy, just a simple, cute dress that I can wear to work. I made View D. You can click on the pattern picture for a bigger view.

Fabric used: Matte Jersey

Complexity of pattern: Advanced Beginner

How long did it take to complete: 5 hours

Overall Review: This pattern was much easier than I thought it would be. It had alot of pieces but they weren't difficult to work with. The style of the dress is really cute. I probably will make one of the short sleeve versions in the summer.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring/Summer Stash

This weather is going to drive me nuts. It was almost 80 degrees here this weekend and the temps are going back down. I AM READY TO START SEWING MY SPRING/SUMMER WARDROBE!! I have officially packed away all the winter fabric and it's headed to the garage and will be replaced with my spring/summer tubs of fabric. I thought posting some of my spring/summer stash and what I THINK I might sew with them would put me in a better mood.

Cute blouse pattern from HotPatterns.

These are going to be dresses. I have a few patterns in mind.

These are all going to be jackets. I have several patterns in mind for all of these. Just need to make some final decisions about them. The purple one is a little deeper in color than the picture shows and the white one has flowers stitched into the fabric. You may can see them if you click on the picture to enlarge the photo.

This is a mystery fabric. At first I was thinking jacket but my husband said it would be a cute skirt. It is like a pale yellow with polka dots. After realizing how many jackets I plan on making, I might listen to my better half on this one :-)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vintage Patterns

I am having a love affair with vintage patterns. (Don't tell my husband LOL) Pretty much all the ones I have were purchased off of Ebay. I usually pay no more than 3.00 dollars for them but some of the real old classic ones aren't cheap. I have seen one as high as 60.00 dollars. I am going to hit up some Goodwill's and thrift shops in my area to see if I can find some good ones. Here are the ones I have so far. You can click on the image for a larger view: