Thursday, December 4, 2008

My New Etsy Shop - "Sew On & Sew Forth"

I just opened a new shop on Etsy, called "Sew On & So Forth". Please stop by and give me some feedback, when you get a chance! I'm selling my fleece scarves with pockets, as well as some vintage sewing supplies I've picked up at various places here and there. I'm going to start selling more and more items each week. Let me know what you think!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My new serger!!!

I am so excited ...tonight I pick up my Viking Huskylock 905, and I can't wait to try this out. I've been using a friend's Europro serger, and I have to return it. I did alot of research and even talked to my sewing machine repair guy before I made this splurge, and from what I understand this is really good (and high end) machine. I think this will really improve my options...stay posted!
Here is the link for more info on the Viking Huskylock 905.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fleece baby outfit

This was so fun (and so easy)! I love fleece! I bought the cloud pattern fleece at Joann's (using my 40% discount coupon), and sized the pattern for a 6-month old boy. I made this for a friend, and I hope her newborn enjoys it! The pattern I used for this little outfit was Sew Baby 39.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fleece Scarves -- with pockets!

Here's a great gift item for Christmas...two-toned fleece scarves with pockets. The scarves are cozy and soft, and the pockets are great for stashing cell phones, glasses, or your wallet. I've made them in a variety of colors, and they can be custom-designed. Decorative top-stitching is also available. I'm going to start selling them in various venues soon...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cranberry Topper

At last, I made something for myself! I love the feel and the style of this pullover knit top. I used Vogue Pattern #8323 (a great pattern with many variations). It's super easy to put together, and it only used 7/8 of a yard of fabric..which means I created this top from a remnant! I'm going to make this again, in various colors. Next time, I might try a lighter-weight knit, just to see what happens.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cool cropped pants

These pants are cropped and cuffed below the knee, with a hidden flapped zipper.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Recent projects

Jersey knit pullover - self-drafted pattern

Wool jacket with double notched collar - Butterick pattern #4865

2-piece chiffon blend skirt and matching top with burgundy beaded straps - McCall's Pattern #5055 (out of print)for skirt and self-drafted top

Velvet gown with satin lining, with opening slit on the left side - Butterick Pattern #4343

Velvet trimmed mesh tunic - self-drafted pattern

Stretch cotton V-neck shirt - self-drafted pattern

Blue velvet trimmed jersey pullover - self-drafted pattern

Shirt with princess seams and applique flowers around neck - Vogue Pattern #8323