Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sophia Stretch Double Knit Black* rom Fabric.com that I've been stashing for a while. It is black and therefore impossible to photograph well. I paired it with my pencil skirt from this post and my red leather obi belt from this post. Personally, I think everyone needs a red leather obi belt (Karen, I am talking to you). They kick ass. Back to the cardigan. I can see this being a great winter staple here in Alaska. I love the shoulder pleating (that you can't see) and the large pseudo-lapels (that you can't see *cough, cough*). I will probably wear it with a belt. This might force me to make a few more leather belts. Oh, and I'm wearing this Burda wool tank underneath.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I ended up going to Fabric Mart a couple of days ago. What fun! I've never been to a nice big *garment* fabric store. I've been to lots of large fabric stores but most of them sold quilt fabrics. This place had lots of everything. I ended up buying some very Hawaiin fabrics for kid pillowcases. I also bought some knit prints for kid jammies and a fun purple/gold georgette for me. More later. We are still in Hawaii but fly back to the frigid north tomorrow night. I'm posting via my iPhone so the formatting will be all wonky. I'll fix it when I get back to town but I just wanted to check in with y'all. :)
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hi, the pattern looks amazing. I was wondering how would you sew stretchy fabric. I made a pants recently and it was a complete diseaster. I used the straight stitch machine.
Your advise pls. Why I ask this is because I would like to sew this pattern too but the fabric recommended is Jersey.
Would love to know where you got the lace. Thanks!
Cute swim trunks! And where oh where did you get those green eyelets? Do tell!
I agree with the masses - great dress, fabulous print!
Gotta ask, being a Florida girl ... what do you wear over the dress, and especially your legs, when you travel from home to the party? I'm imagining a REALLY long, warm coat. Or do you just brave it for the few minutes to and from the house/car with a regular coat? Maybe a blanket in the car?
We do several different things. We wear long coats and sometimes we do have blankets in the car. Most cars up here have heated leather seats so your butt, legs, and lower back stay warm. My truck does not have heated seats (Honey?? Are you hearing this???) and so it's pretty cold.
Do you still run in those temps? My limit is 1 degree,no windchill. I will do snow,but ice can be tricky. Any windchill and I renegotiate at the front door,no matter what winter gear I have!
ohh, I love all of these. You're making me want to explore my embroidery option. What kind of embroidery machine are you working with? Mine is not so user friendly, and I've just resisted learning it.
Great PJs! Quick question, for the sleeve ends, do you just use regular fabric or is that matching wide ribbing? It just looks like it stays in that shape better than just regular fabric would so I was curious, no rush! Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I'm really into cardigans lately.
I loved this top the moment I saw it.
And who doesn't love a nice cowl-neck sweater for the winter? This is KwikSew 3740.
My skirts are darted and interfaced. Tonight I'll put in the zippers. Hopefully I'll get in all four invisible zips without any problems.