Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 White Shirts project.....Shirt #2 Complete!

Ok, so it's not white, but everyone needs black shirts too!

First, the collar.

Then the sleeves.

Then put it all together.

Trying to get a picture of the back where I could focus on anything other than my back rolls was depressing.  Where did they come from?

Two down.... now, I need to find some white fabric for at least some of my shirts!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sewing weekend!

I procured black interfacing, DH works all weekend.... I feel a sewing weekend coming on!  I am also preshrinking some stretch denim....We will see how far I get.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My second white shirt....

Is ....  BLACK.  But I haven't any black interfacing, so it will sit all cut out, waiting patiently.

Guess what I am learning how to do???

KNIT!  As soon as I can uncramp my hands, I may post a pic or two.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sewing 10 White Shirts?

Sounds crazy to me.  I keep bumping into this idea on blogs I visit.  I think it started by Barbara at  I have never been able to sew a button up shirt that I will actually wear.  The fit is always wrong and I don't know how to go about fixing it.

Yet this intrigued me..... I have had a shirt in my closet that I have outgrown... that has shrunk.  But I like the style, and when it fit, I thought it looked good.  It was RTW....   So.. I disected it.  Changed a few things and traced out my own pattern.   This was my test run, but I think I might actually wear this one!  I wish I had made the sleeves and inch or two longer, as the cuff hits right at my elbow, but next time. 

So... I guess that means.  1 down.... 9 to go.  (-:  Thank you for the inspriration Barbara!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No Sew

Traveling for a conference this week, so no sewing.... my wardrobe for 4 days is made by me for 6 of the 8 pieces.  (-: Not bad.  My only creative outlet this week will be crocheting, as that was easier to 'carry on' than my sewing machine.  (-:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wow. Where has the time gone?

I have not been absent from the blogging world, just unposted.  I have been lurking and reading and wondering where my mojo went......

So..To get into the swing of Fall sewing, I decided to do the Jalie 2908 jeans again..... and NOT because the last ones no longer fit.... ok, so maybe not JUST because the last ones no longer fit, but also to see if I still had it. The mojo.

I am a little out of practice, but it sure was fun.  My dd liked my pocket design, but said the layout had to be this way, as she thought the pocket design appears to be saying 'Ta Da' .....where when the pockets were reversed, the design appeared to be saying 'Droopy Butt' 

Can't have that!

Run when you can
Walk when you need
Crawl if you must
Just never give up!