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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Busy Bee

Well, I've been making use of my sewing machine. It's been ages since I've been at it for more than a day, but it's been nearly a week, and will be more when I'm finally finished all my projects.
As I said, I finished off old projects that I had cut out and ready to go but just didn't feel like finishing. Like this set of bags, like those storage bags I had made a while back. For some reason they're not as stable as the other ones were, but they work just fine. they don't want to sit flat, and try to bow out like a rectangle instead of a square...hmm, has me puzzled. No biggie though.
I then worked on finishing a skirt for myself. I had the intention of making a matching outfit to wear to a diner i had to go to with mr, but it just didn't work out. The skirt is a bit long for my tastes, and I may shorten it in the future. I love the fabric cause it's so silky, and it even makes a whooshing noise when I walk, making me feel oh-so-princess-like. I had a few scraps leftover from cutting the skirt out and wound up making a cute little matching clutch, though I haven't put a clasp on it yet cause I'm uncertain which kin would look best. I'm also planning on making a matching scarf since I re-discovered my sewing machine's ability to do a very narrow hem with the special foot.
I moved on to something called an Infinity dress. I tried it, and hated the way mine turned out. The site I was looking at didn't have any specific guidelines for pattern pieces, so I made my own, and I really just didn't care for how the skirt part turned out, so i took it apart and just turned it into a shirt. It's a super-dee-duper tight shirt, but I must say it gives a lot of attention to my shoulders & back as I tied in halter style when we went out. I am planning on re-making this one, when I can get my hands on some more stretchy fabric. My plan is to do a bias skirt and longer straps as these needed to be able to wrap around me twice to look like I wanted it to. I had measure them and made them long enough to wrap around once but it just doesn't look as nice as it could.
I moved on to my medning, patching holes, fixing tears and re-stitching some seams in skirts I had made for MIL.
Yesterday I was working on a little of this and that. Am making another hat to match this skirt I made a while back and was unsure whether I liked. After having it around for a bit I like it. It served as the basis for the pattern for the first skirt above.
In between all of this I've been slowly working on those chair pockets. They're getting there, slowly, but surely. Hoping to be finished with them by this evening or afternoon.

4 thoughtful remarks:

Coffee Slut said...

Omg ....you are sooooo talented!
Ummm, I have trouble sewing on a button. Sigh.

Mrs.Zeus said...

NICE!!!!
Ive been trying to learn how to use it. lol

www.mrszeus.blogspot.com

ceecee said...

The only thing I know how to sew a button on a piece of clothing... I'm glad you've been working on your sewing! I know you were having some trouble focusing on that due to all the moving, etc.

Nice pictures and I love the silky skirt!

Jack said...

I love that infinity dress!! How did you do that without a pattern?
Amazing :)