Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I have all the pieces cut out for my project for the last two weeks....and everytime I have some free time I chose to distract myself I will watch t.v. listen to the radio and even worse go online, watch different sewing videos. But won't touch mine, then I realize that I am actually afraid of ruining my dress. It's weird I know I can do this but I second guess myself without even giving myself the opportunity. It maybe because I am a perfectionist and I hate making mistakes, it's the real reason I have a sewing instructor. I want a product that is finished with no errors, mistakes, issue, or drama. One of the reason I am hesitant is because I decided to use an abstract cotton print fabric on the back. Now that would mean the actual fabric will be a lining in the back section. Now do I sandwich the skirt between the two and sew them all together then flip the two sections together and treat them as one. Does that make sense? I don't know but I am going to have to figure it out. I will demonstrate what I talking about the next time I post. Another question is this has anyone have a project that they are intimited by? As always Have a good one, A.S.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Butterick 4790....

I am so excited about this project. Why? Well it's the first out of many that I will be trying to do on my own. What really got me going is the fact I read the instructions and it seems like it's going to be a simple dress. This one is in fact one of the easiest dress I have ever attempted to do. Now don't get me wrong I know somewhere in the process something is going to throw me off but I think by now I am ready. I originally wanted to do this in a gray and black pattern fabric, but somehow I got distracted and saw this amazing cobalt blue poplin fabric that was so beautiful and brilliant I knew I had to have it. So I purchased seven yards of it along with another fabric which I won't mention because I have no clue what I will be doing with a pink and yellow silk embroidered material.
So far I have adjusted the sizing of the pattern and cut it out. Hopefully everything will go smoothly if not ..... well you will be the first to know.
I hope everyone enjoy their Easter holiday.
Have a good one,