Saturday, August 27, 2011

I did manage to finish 1 project!!!

Simplicity- It's Sew Easy 2666

This particular project originated in Georgia.  My family and I went to Georgia and FL in the spring.  My sister-in-law, who is new to the sewing game, took me to the local fabric store in Valdosta, GA. (A small but nice town not far from the FL state line.)

I fell for this Zebra and flower (? LOL!) Lycra knit print. I had to have some cause she was buying stuff too!  Anyway I started it at her home and didn't finish.  So we packed up and drove back to IL and this project became a ufo. It sat on my sewing table collecting dust until I was about to toss it out. You know, it was "in the way".  With my hand in the air and the project balled up, I thought - wait I should just finish it and I did. WoW!  This top came out great!  Erica B. says - quick and simple projects.  (Her blog is the bomb!) She was right. This top was fast and easy and it's great looking.  I wore it to the mall while back to school shopping with my son and 3 folks asked where I purchased it. I also got a "that's a cute top" from a passer by.  This is why I sew!!!  OK, and for the rush of a custom garment! LOL!!!

Here are some photos of the front and back on my dummy lady! HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!!!!!!!


I luv this top so much, I will make another!  Same style but I will in a solid color and make some pants to match. (OK, I got to thinking about all that other stuff I have to make.) I'll do it! I will!!

Talk Soon
Carol

Here is wus up!

I have not been BLOGGING!!!

I have not been doing much of anything.  I guess when you make up your mind, you can do whatever the hell you want.  So today, I will sew after my trip to Joann, Game Stop, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, cook dinner and wash another load of clothes.  Anyway, I will be making a custom backpack for my son.  Here he is hard at work! LOL!!

Here are the ingredients for the concoction.  





I am almost done altering this pattern - Note to McCalls - MAKE A DAMN BACKPACK PATTERN FOR A REAL KID!!!  KINDERGARTNERS AND TODDLERS DON'T CARRY BACKPACKS!!! 

(Whew, now that that's off my chest!)

Anywhooooooo,  I promise to show the finished product and post  pics. (this is why my trip to Walmart is so important).  Super soon like tomorrow!  I have no excuse sending a 6th grader to school next week without a backpack!  This whole project was his brainchild and I keep promising to finish. Today is the day!

Fyi:  I still have two unfinished baby gifts, a birthday outfit and you know the polka dot fabric I spoke of, I never finished that dress either!!!  I gotta get my mojo back!  I started private lessons and that's going well.  Contact me if you wonna learn to sew!!!!  No, I will not hem your 10 pair of jeans in that big green garbage bag!

Talk Soon,
Carol