Monday, February 27, 2012

Simplicity 2250 bodice

Well, my sewing machine lasted long enough to complete the bodice of Simplicity 2250, lets hope it keeps going strong :)

I'm not sure if I did this right... it looks a little wonky right now.  Maybe once it's lined it will look better?  (guess who forgot to buy lining... it may be awhile before I get back to town, ugh)

 (above right: inside of bodice)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Current project (Simplicity 2250)

When I laid eyes on the Simplicity 2250 pattern, it was love at first site.  Now that my machine is up and running again (I hope...) I can finally try this pattern out. 

I started working on view A, and surprise surprise... after sewing 2 darts... my machine freaked out and I was pretty sure it was a goner.  I tried some simple fixes from the manual, and no luck.  But somehow it magically was working again the next day.  Fingers crossed that it won't happen again. 

All of my little assistants have adjusted to our addition, so I'll have more time for sewing (assuming my machine agrees with that)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

fabric etc.

Believe it or not... I'm still removing the tissue paper texture from my spare bedroom walls.  It's been over a month of peeling away at this stuff.  Granted it has been done little by little.  It'll be awhile yet until I can scrub the walls, prime, paint, and reassemble everything.

BUT, I made it to the fabric store yesterday and am pretty excited!  I ended up buying material for 2 dresses.  One of the dresses is a Cynthia Rowley sewing pattern I've been wanting to make, the other dress I'll be winging...

Posts on those projects soon 

On a side note, I have a new assistant... Hubby and I adopted another dog.  She's super sweet, but can be a handful!