Last Saturday I showed a sneak peek of my weekend sewing project. See the awning in the photo above? Yes, that's what I was working on all weekend. Here it is having taken over my entire apartment: The home to which this awning belongs is part of the Cargotecture C-series. It was made for the… Continue reading Adjusting an Awning for a Cargotecture Home
After work yesterday I jumped into my car and headed over to Eddie's Quilting Bee for my monthly sewing class. On the docket were three patterns from The Teacher's Pet: "Hot Potato," "Corn Cocoon," and "Wrap Warmer." All three patterns provide instructions for making bags meant for cooking food in the microwave, and they all… Continue reading Hot Potato!
This April, May, and now June I’m sewing along with Sherry at Pattern~Scissors~Cloth. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making coats following the construction methods used in ready-to-wear tailoring. Mine is a Burberry-inspired trench coat, and this post marks its completion. Finally. The end of the Sew-Alongs is here. After a… Continue reading Burberry-Inspired Trench Coat: Completed!
During the second half of April and into May, I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Crescent skirt pattern. This post marks its completion. What's black and white and red all over? Give up? Me, wearing my just-completed Crescent skirt and blushing… Continue reading Crescent Skirt: Completed!
May 18, 2011 I'm on my way to Eddie's Sewing Club with partial supplies to make an Amy Butler Blue Sky Hat, everything needed to make three Cotton Ginnys Animal Blankets, but not a single thing for the assigned project: a zippered pouch for jewelry. Twice this year I've opted out of the intended class project… Continue reading A Sun Hat for my Mom
What an adventure! I sacrificed two needles and two needle threaders to the completion of the sleeping quilt. It's done though, and here it is in all of its glory. As my husband and I tried to awkwardly exhibit the sleeping bag in our tiny living room, I couldn't help but laugh. The sleeping bag… Continue reading In the Belly of a Whale
Since it felt like ages since I actually finished something, I pulled out the simple A-line gabardine skirt, tacked down the belt loops, realigned the side zipper, and took to the hem. I was going for a length just under the knee, where the curve of my calf comes in. This length is flattering on the… Continue reading Gabardine Skirt: Completed!
Last night was my monthly sewing class at Eddie's Quilting Bee. The assigned project was The Abbey Bag pincushion from Abbey Lane Quilts. My instructor must have a good pulse on the blog world because I have read more about pincushions this month than I have... ever. For example, we have the 30 pincushions in… Continue reading A Nostalgic Pincushion
For Christmas my mother-in-law gifted me with a beautifully crafted unfinished jacket that she'd started in a tailoring class when she was my age. The body of the jacket was together (complete with a thorough network of basting stitches), but the sleeves weren't attached and the bound buttonholes were only half complete. Putting the sleeves… Continue reading Vintage Orange Jacket
All four baby blankets are complete and ready for their new homes. I made one of each of the patterns in pink - a hippo, an elephant, and a bear - and another elephant in blue. They'll each be given away in the coming weeks. I hope they live a well-loved life in their future… Continue reading Hippos and Elephants and Bears, Oh My!