Monday, February 18, 2008

Another pants suit

I finally sewed something!!! It has been a long time I know. Doesn't it always happen that when you really want to do something that all kinds of other stuff come up and prevent you from doing what you really want to do!! Anyway, enough of that. Last week was my birthday and I got a new dressform. I have been wanting a dressform that I could put pants on for a long long time so I decided that turning a year older was a significant enough event to warrant such a purchase. I have to say that I really like it. I was able to fit my pants a lot quicker with this dressform. Right now it is wearing my New Look 6654 suit with the mandarin collar. This was actually one of the outfits that I cut out during my cutting frenzy. I used a navy blue woven fabric for this pattern. I really need to pay attention to the fabric content of the fabrics that I buy in the future. I will never work with this type of fabric again. It just ravels entirely too much. I have navy blue threads all over my house.

Despite navy blue threads all over my house, I think that this suit turned out cute. I like the long, lean look of this outfit, but I am not really digging the jacket as much as I thought I would. The collar stands a little to high I think.

Also, as you can see from the back the hem is not straight so I am going to have to adjust it and then it needs a serious pressing.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

PR Weekend

I finally registered last week for PR weekend in Los Angeles. I am excited to be able to attend the Couture Techniques Workshop that is going to be taught by Susan Khalje and to meet some of my fellow bloggers!!! I haven't taken a sewing class in a long, long time, so this should be really fun! I have told myself that I will not purchase anymore fabric until PR weekend. Instead, I will attempt to utilize what I already have in my fabric stash, so that I can make room for what I most definitely will buy during PR weekend!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sewing Mojo

Somehow, I seem to have lost my sewing mojo this past week. All I was able to complete was a measly pair of pants New Look 6654. Why have I not sewn virtually daily like I normally do? Mostly because I changed jobs, which caused my commute to be longer and more tortuous, which in turn caused me to have to get up one and a half hours earlier than I want to, and so when I get home I am exhausted and want to do nothing. However, this week I decided that I am going to reframe my thinking about getting up and starting my day early. I mean farmers get up early and people in the army get up early, so yes I too can get up early.

P.S.>>>>> If you live in a Super Tuesday state, don't forget to vote tomorrow. Your vote counts!!!!