I just told a friend that I might not be making post for awhile because of things going on in my personal life and that my sewing mojo is on a very low flame. However, its seems that the universe has other ideas in mind.
This weekend I picked up the Sewaholic Thurlow pants that I have been working on this past fall semester. I had planned to take out the basting stitches so I would stop making the pants into a skirt. Don’t ask. I took out two stitches and the pants are just sitting on my couch. Is removing two stitches still considered a start?
I am back logged in what I should share with everyone. I’m actually very disappointed in myself for not posting the last birthday gift that I received last year. It was super special. Ms. Oona sent a lovely package full of goodies. From fabric, a pattern, trims to music, chocolate, lotion and band-aids. Each item had a note attached to it, this was MY xmas. I definitely had a smile on my face for days after receiving this package. Thanks again Oona.
I live in California alone, my family are all back East or in the Caribbean. However, I was taken in by two families since I moved here. So I usually get two holiday celebrates for Thanksgiving and Xmas. At one house we do secret santa. This year, the person I had, was someone I didn’t really know and she only listed on her holiday list that she wanted a lunch bag. I did a little digging and found out that she liked unicorns and the Cowboys. So I made her a Cowboy lunch sack. I used the Lunch Sack tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home. I had planned to add a unicorn charm to the bag but completely dropped the ball on that one. Dropped the ball, Ha.. Oh nevermind that was kind of lame.
The lunch sack is made out of cotton novelty fabric. The sack is lined with a gray nylon fabric to wipe away spills easily. The flap and open edge of the sack are trimmed with white double fold bias tape and I use velrco for the closure. Finished off with topstitching the edges. Overall this was a fast make.
Since my last semester was crazy with work, school and holiday madness, I decided to take this semester off. I was supposed to take draping this semester but I just do not have it in me to do so. What do I plan to do with my free evenings? Well right now I plan, to start working on a dress that I designed last semester in my flat patternmaking class. I made a half-size mock-up so now I want to make a full-size to make as a dress to wear at my friend’s wedding in April. I think it is a great dress for busty ladies. I won’t post pictures of the design or the finished mock-up, but I will post teasers until the dress is completed. Let me say you will not be disappointed when it is revealed. I already have people lined up for there very own. Yes, I am a jerk for not sharing, but stick around.
I am also revisiting the tailored jacket for my best guy friend. I recently did another fitting (which I post a photo of in my last post) with him. I think I am making progress on getting a good fit. I hope this jacket ends up being as awesome as we both envision it being.
Finally I am working on making bras. I really need to finish the one I have on my sewing table, as well as taking measurements from my
victims sample models. If anyone knows someone who lives in San Diego or L.A. area that fits in the small band/mega cups category (over DD cups, but smaller than a 40 band) and does not mind being a sample model, please tell them to contact me. I am starting a sample model/client list. sewtell[dot]trice[at]gmail[dot]com Thanks!
I feel super busy already. Am I the only one that feels life can be overwhelming most of the time?