Friday, March 4, 2011

New Drink….

I am thinking (and I really should not be doing that) that I need to do something different.

I have LOTS of patterns waiting for me to make into gorgeous garments. Some I have had for YEARS. Come on, don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about. You got some patterns just sitting around too ‘cause you don’t know what fabric to use or you bought the pattern thinking it was just your style then you realize that you don’t even like the pattern at all. Guilty!


Too many patterns – bought, downloaded, acquired and else how.


1. Give them away. Nope. But I would certainly consider that on any duplicates I may have.

2. Take them back to the store for a store credit (at full price). Now that would not be morally right now would it? Although I have thought about it because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t said, huh?

3. Trade them off.  But then I may still end up with patterns waiting for the double edge sword to come along and cut them up.

4. Let them sit there and hope they magically turn themselves into a work of art with wondrous details? I don’t thin that will happen either.

So the only possible solution I could come up with is this.

1. Cut and make something from each and every pattern I have!

Yes! I have been cured.

Ok, so I PLAN (Read: yeah right) to take a pattern from the stash, pick a garment, choose stash fabric and sew. I PLAN (Read: Yeah right) to start from the left side of the many, many rows and work my way to the right side. I chose the left because Vogue and Burda are on the right side. lol Oh, and some of those Lekala’s that have directions that are worse than trying to read the lips of a mime. Yeap, mimes don’t move their lips and it’s a bit hard to figure what going on. Mind you, I can do it, I just want to do the easy stuff first – like Simplicity.

I think I should have started this on the first of the year. January 1, 2011. Then by the end of the year, I‘d still NOT be done. I have to take into consideration life and it’s many detours. Maybe if I do that, then I will be done, umm next year December 31, 2012. lol I am not lying I have just that many patterns and cannot seem to refrain from purchasing more. Like my most recent purchases were:

I moved this one to the top because I have it cut out and ready to be sewn up. I just haven’t touched it because I am not really liking the color. I did at first but now I don’t. Just goes to show that my mind changes like the weather. (When it feels like it.) But I am woman, I am unpredictable.


The green one is the skirt in reference. They look like a twist on the Tulip skirt. Well, I have three projects going at once so when things are done, I’ll post. 


I love the Burgundy and the Green belts. I can do the two middle ones too.

This one reminds me of a dress I made to attend a wedding in the past. Here's the dress.

Yet, another pattern is


Yummy! I can’t wait to get some 5% spandex denim for this bad baby!

After reading this review: by 3kids1036, I went out and bought the pattern and the white knit! It is so cute. And I may not have paid it any mind because at first the neck looked a little alien to me. Then I saw it again and I was taken aback. I really do like it.

Well, I can go on with how many patterns I have bought (all on sale) in the past month. The count could easily get into the double digits. So, I’ll stop now and get some other things done, but I will be back.

Until, I get other things done, Schey.

2011 Project: Finish It!

I came up with this title because I am tired of looking at the UFOs that have collected in the sewing hut. Smile with tongue out This could be the reason why I just can’t seem to get comfortable in my own sewing space! So, either I finish them or get rid of them.Crying face I have decided to finish them – or attempt to do thereof. Those that aren’t so successful. I may not miss them anyhow. I mean, after all, why are they just sitting there anyway, again? So, as I finish them I will post them. (Note: I have tried this in the past and did not succeed.)Disappointed smile 

I believe there are two purses, a pair of panties, two dresses, a top, and a dress that was for my Mom four years ago. …Oh, I have the Coffee Date Dress (with two altered bodices). I’m pretty sure there are more but that’s all I can recall for right now.

I really want to finish this dress:DSCF1791

It was for my Mom and she has been waiting for it for a long time. I think she may even forgotten about it. No, it’s not going to be in the Orange. Only in the White. My Mom would be very sassy in it. So, I think it may be worked on first.

LV Tote

   This tote will be next. If I don’t tell you, you may not realize that I cut the fabric the wrong way. So, an EXPENSIVE prototype…Sad smile I’ll keep this one for me, though.

Only two at a time. So, as these two are done I’ll continue with this blog. In the mean time please enjoy my other posts.

Update: (3/15/2011) Ok, so I am guilty. I have no mojo to finish the other projects. BUT! I did manage to get photos of a denim jumper that I’d done back in December.

Simplicity Denim Jumper

AND! I finished its twin in eyelet that has been cut out since December but never finished it. Well, to be honest, all I did was cut out and left it. Sord of like the “fix it and forget it” commercial. Only it wasn’t quite fixed. Anyhow, I really like this pattern and it so simple and easy. I mean easy! Did I mention  - Easy?! And as you will see, you can doodle it up anyway you like. It’s a like a blank canvas and you are the artist. Oh! Before I forget, let me say that I am SO VERY proud of that zipper. I don’t know what to do with myself! So, I want to show you that picture first. I hope it’s seeable because the flash is stuck on on the camera and I can’t get it off. Here is the zipper:

Oh, the pattern does not call for a zipper. It’s a seam more than half way up the back and then there is a button at the top for the closure.

Ok, now here it is:

Good looking zipper!

Sorry, I had to make it big. Smile with tongue out Here is the inside of the zipper and seam: (I tried to get a better shot but I tilted my screen until I got a better look.) Go ahead, try it.

Zipper and seam

I don’t know how this happened but the bodice lining – facing – what ever it is right now, is uneven. Oh well, I saw it before hand but was not going to redo it because Mama was on a roll and wanted to get done.

Uneven bodice lining The front of the jumper should have been first, well, but not this time. Here’s the front:

Eyelet Front

Hem and its close-up:

HemRibbon and lace

The trim is actually ribbon (on top) and a lace (on the bottom).

Next up: This is the front and back of the stretch denim with kitty cats. Got this fabric for 99. a yard! Now I need to find out what to do with the rest of it with out being called the kitty cat lady!

Demin FrontDemin Back 

No zipper or button anything here. It’s stretchy and it stretches right over my 2-year-old-wannabe-22-year-old-gonna-get-knocked-out-toddler’s head. (wow, did I just put that?)

Here is the bodice facing: Inside bodice lining 

Ok, so I have one stone laid to rest. Next.

Until later, Schey