Saturday, October 30, 2010

Totally Do-able. Maybe.

Next week I have an entire week off! Not a week off where I have to work nights, not a week off where I still have to leave the house to go do stuff that invariably comes up last minute. I mean an Entire Week Off. Yes. That deserves a healthy dose of capitals. So excited is this seamstress that she has (not only starting referring to herself in the third person but) prepared many an idea for a full week of sewing.
But here’s the thing. I’m gona keep it real here. I tend to get so excited about what I want to sew and all the things I plan to sew that sometimes I spend so much time thinking about it and planning it that I never actually sew or finish anything. Nonsensical.
Much like creating a sewing blog has actually pressured me into sewing on a regular basis I decided to use this blog to pressure me into following through on some of these ideas.
I shall post some pictures of things I desperately want to make that fall within my current abilities. I shall shop for fabric that suits them and then I shall have myself some lovely new pieces by next weekend (fingers crossed!). Totally do-able.

Totally Do-able. Maybe?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Summer's coming!

Enough with the Tshirts already! It's time to finally make a singlet top, for warm weather is imminent!

I have this silk, flowy singlet top that I love but turns out to be too dressy for most occasions I find myself at. I decided I would use it to make a pattern so that I could make another top in jersey. It shall now be a summer favourite - bring on the warm weather!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Time for Tee!

Oftentimes I find myself staring at people's clothes.

I don't mean to be rude or weird. I'm simply gathering as much information as I can about what kind of shape it is and what I'd need to make it. One day I found myself staring at a simple batwing, short sleeve grey top with black edging and tie up bows on the sleeves. And so it sat in my brain for many a week until I finally found myself with the right fabric and enough time to put it together.

I adapted the free batwing top from Burdastyle to make it short sleeve by changing the slope down the side of the top. Then I spent a long time doing all the black edging and hey presto!