Friday, March 4, 2011

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

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