SPRING 2009

So what colors do the fashions Guru’s have for us this spring?

straight from Pantone

I am not sure if i like all of these colors but i do love the Rose Dust, Fuchsia Red and Lavender, at first glance i will have to see how i can work these colors this spring….HAPPY SHOPPING ๐Ÿ™‚

Fuchsia Red
PANTONE 18-2328
CMYK 27 97 4 0
PANTONE GOE 32-2-5C
Salmon Rose
PANTONE 15-1626
CMYK 0 50 24 0
PANTONE GOE 22-1-2C
Palace Blue
PANTONE 18-4043
CMYK 81 36 1 0
PANTONE GOE 70-2-4C
Lucite Green
PANTONE 14-5714
CMYK 48 0 31 0
PANTONE GOE 108-1-1C
Super Lemon
PANTONE 14-0754
CMYK 4 12 98 1
PANTONE GOE 3-1-4C
Dark Citron
PANTONE 16-0435
CMYK 42 10 83 0
PANTONE GOE 136-1-3C
Lavender
PANTONE 15-3817
CMYK 33 32 0 0
PANTONE GOE 55-2-1C
Vibrant Green
PANTONE 16-6339
CMYK 60 4 70 0
PANTONE GOE 111-2-5C
Slate Gray
PANTONE 16-5804
CMYK 45 21 28 2
PANTONE GOE 93-2-2C
Rose Dust
PANTONE 14-1307
CMYK 17 25 27 0
PANTONE GOE 148-1-1C

HAPPY 2009!!!!!!!!

HELLO

HELLO

HELLO

Yes i have been gone for a while…we have a house guest so i have not been able to create…..

But it’s a new year and i am ready to take over 2009….2008 was a rough year, not a bad year just rough…happy to see it go

Some changes will be going on in 2009, i have decided to do sewing as a profession, at least on the side…look for more info in April ๐Ÿ™‚

I am also taking a correspondence class on dressmaking and design, i am so excited ๐Ÿ™‚

Currently i am cleaning out a space for me to work…so stay posted ๐Ÿ™‚

Whew…FINALLY!!!!!!!!

I have finally completed my cape, only a year in the making.

I used Simplicity Pattern 3959

pattern

pattern

I usedย  a tweed houndstooth with orange going throught it, with an orange lining

This is the first time i have made a cape like this and i love it…. it was a bit tricky in some spots but i worked through it.. i had issues with making the button hole so i am going to find a frog closure and use that instead ๐Ÿ™‚

i am really excited and cant wait to wear it…..

That Never Ending Quest

Any sewer knows that you are on an never ending quest for that perfect pattern that does not require a whole lot of altering.ย  Or for that pattern that will match that killer designer dress that costs 3 pay checks.ย  So to up my sewing IQ i took this pattern making class that was offered at Hancock Fabrics

It is a method that is used in europe *or so they say* i dont care if it is used on the moon, i loved it.ย  I bought the book that has a ton of sample patterns that you build off of to make the pattern that will fit you.ย  I have made it to pattern heaven lol

Once i have finished my cape *which will be this weekend* i will start working on doing one of these patterns i am so excited woohoo

And yes it goes up to plus sizes too because you use your own measurements ๐Ÿ™‚

Convention Clothes

Ok i know i have been ghost but that was due to a house guest and really could not sew so i am back on it to get ready for my convention next week. I finished my top…i was on the short yellow bus and put the collar on wrong at first..yes i know so special

i used Simplicity pattern 2975 i used this great cotton tie die fabric i caught on sale at Hancock’s

I like this pattern i might make the dress out of jersey i have to see…. there will be more to come for the convention clothes….

summer top back
summer top

summer top

Whats all the Serge About?

I have been thinking about purchasing a serger for a few months.ย ย  I am still debating about it but should i?

Is it worth the money?

Can i do every thing with a serger that i do with my regular machine……

Aww the delima……

Tools of the Trade

The more I sew the more i see the need for good tools to help you along.ย  While trying to finish my maxi dress i finally used my dress form… IT WAS A GREAT HELP…..whew i am mad at my self for not using it sooner.ย  It made alterations and tailoring of the dress SSSSSOOOOOOO much easier

I got mine from Home Shopping Network, it is adjustable so as your body expands or shrinks it can be adjusted.ย  If you are serious about sewing you need one of these.

Dress forms come in regular and plus sizes, you can also invest in an exact form of your own body but these are more costly but worth the investment.ย  I have the plus size form….

Another good tool is a good iron with adjustable steam control…. OMG this can make even the worse seam look like it was done by a pro…. We have a rowenta *thanks to my brother, he is the clothing iron expert*ย  The iron we have is like this one…its a dream… LOVE IT….

These two items no sewer can do with out…

FINALLY

*whew*

i finally finished my Maxi Dress

I know i am slow, but life takes hold at times….

here it is sorry the pics are dark my flash is acting crazy

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So on my way home from my meeting, i decided that i needed to put together what i was going to sew with what fabric. I have a lot of fabric that needs to be made into something, and i need to get off my butt and get to sewing… soo i spent time tonight to organize what dress i will make with what material….

SSSSOOO here we go

\'70s Flash Back

I got this material, i love the ’70s-ish pattern on the material but didnt realize it was charmuse…. so i could not make what i had originally wanted to make.. so i opted to make this cute lil tunic top with it…

This material is a georgette that i love the pattern on… again didnt use it to make what i had thought i would so i found a cute top i could make out of it and wear a cami under

Last year i bought a nice red satin evening top, and didnt have any thing to wear with it… i found this great crushed velvet that i can make a nice long skirt with and be ready for the christmas/ball season early ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wanted to make a jumper to wear to chapter/court meetings… so i got this KUTE crushed velvet material that said “WHITE”…yeah right.. that beast is cream lol but i will still make my jumper just wont wear to chapter/court meetings

I found this fabric in WALLY WORLD…gotta love Walmart… any who… it is a jersey material with again a ’70s-ish feel to it *do you see a theme here? lol* i saw a wrap dress at Lane Bryant and knew i could make the dress for less than the 60 bucks they were asking…so i have this McCalls pattern for YEARS and never found the right material to make it with…. NOW I HAVE IT woohoo… i love the sleeves on this dress…

I bought this material from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL…. I LOVE THEM!!! and miss them.. well i went home a couple of years ago and bought a gaggle of material… this is one of the ones left… again i thought it was white white..its more of an eggshell color…I thought this shift dress with the sweetheart neckline would be nice with this material…

Mini’s are back… glad i have great legs lol… i got this white eyelet from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, Il and i am going to make the lil dress i need to get some lining and i will be set to go to make this one

I bought this fabric back in dec, didnt know what i would make with it, but i found this pattern memorial day at Hancock..they were having an INSANE sale… yes i hurt myself there lol

I love the funky circle on this material and thought it would be cute for this dress… I still have not decided if i am going to make it with sleeves or with out.. we shall see….

Last but not least the other maxi dress pattern i have.. but i am not going to make a maxi… i am going to make the mini dress…. now to find some where to go with all my new clothes i am making….

Time to Make that Change

So its almost summer, i will be 35 in less than a month. I have no idea what i will do to celebrate and my money is funny…..soo i am looking for some changes in my life.. well mostly my hair…i dont know if it is because i have been letting my hair grow for the past 9 years or if it is turning 35 or because … the wind blew too hard….ion know..but i want a bob and some bangs….

Now i wish i was as brave as NIC in my DCSG group who has a short natural…..I LOVE IT!!! but i think my head and face are too big for all that… any who i am ready for the chop…so i have an appointment on Friday to see my stylist Tiffany who got a little too happy when i said i wanted to cut my hair… I dont know how the bob will look in the summer when i wear my hair naturally curly…I dont have a relaxer…but i do color my hair this lovely orange color…so fab on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here are a few styles i liked… not sure which one will talk to me but i will post pics after friday


Now this 2nd one i just love but i dont know if i am ready to go that short….we shall see

update:

Here is my newย  hair cut ๐Ÿ™‚ new cut

The Maxi

Well i finally started on my maxi dress woohoo. I got pattern New Look 6774 size 22. Now this is the first time i have made a New Look Pattern.

the material I used was a knit rayon light weight nice and flowy….i got it from fabric.comfabric

I didnt really care for the directions on the dress…. i muddled through it.

It called for a lining, i hate linings but found it needed one… so i used the left over material to line it.

I thought i could do a tie halter but that is not working so i will tact down the straps and take the dress in. It is too big. but i cant wait to finish and sport this dress this summer… i need to find some shoes to match ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the dress i will have to post a better picture this week.

maxi dress

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