Sewing Gallery and Blog

November 22, 2009 Started sewing a gray and pink pin striped dress after discovering I had a kitchen full of sour olives. I just finished the dress 15 minutes ago or so. Looks like I have something new to wear to work tomorrow. That should perk up my Monday a bit. :)
November 27, 2009 Michealynn and I went to JoAnne's today here in Seattle. It was less busy than a normal Saturday at the JoAnne's at home. They didn't even have numbers at the cut counter. It was strange. It was also the fastest trip I've ever made to JoAnne's.
November 28, 2009 Michaelynn took me to an outdoor recreation fabric store here in Seattle. They have floor to ceiling, wall to wall, outdoor grade fabric. I got really cool pink sparkly fabric to make a briefcase out of and black gortex fabric to make her water resistant trench coat with. I should have brought my sewing machine up here not my metal clay stuff. :)
December 3, 2009 Should be making bread, making calzones, doing the dishes, cleaning the fridge, working on jewelry but sort of wants to sew instead.
December 5, 2009 Just learned how to use the upholstery machine so I can sew my sparkle bag. It sure makes a pretty stitch.
December 8, 2009 Is going to the gym, family law lunch then to finish the sparkle purse.

Just finished sewing this briefcase using the pink sparkle fabric I bought in Seattle.

The pattern didnít give very good information about the size of the bag. So, I was worried it would be too small. It is definitely not too small. I should be able to carry a file or three or a laptop, my gym cloths, my lunch and a knitting project.

December 19, 2009 Trying to figure out which pattern to use for a jean skirt. I'm sewing a jean skirt to have something to wear with the pink stockings I knit. I wanted to replace my full length jean skirt because I could wear warm stuff under it without looking too bulky. However, the knee length will show the stockings better...Too many decisions.

Having pocket problems. I really need to read the instructions when doing pockets.

Just finished the skirt and it looks stupid. There is a reason I stick to the same cuts in skirt, shirts and pants (even when I buy them). Anything other than the norm looks stupid on me. :( Now to figure out what I can do to salvage the days worth of sewing.

December 25, 2009 Santa (Matt for those who don't know) brought me an embroidery machine! I'm so excited. It's the one I asked for, the Singer Futura 150. Santa liked the transmission for the Mustang.
December 26, 2009 I really like my old Brother sewing machine but REALLY REALLY like the new Singer embroidery machine. And I haven't even done any embroidery with it yet. I've just been playing with the normal sewing functions. :D

My embroidery machine is embroidering a sample. Now I finally understand why the bobbing winding machine (separate from the sewing machine bobbin winder) is valuable.

December 29, 2009 I'm finishing the jacket. Then on to an other black skirt. Then...who knows.

One step buttonholes are the BEST! I just set the machine, put my foot on the peddle and the machine does it ALL.

My new embroidery machine s awesome! Not only does it embroider, do regular sewing and have the awesome one step buttonhole program but it also has a special foot with a guide for blind hems. That is awesome! Needless to say, I'm happy with my embroidery machine and I'm not even using the embroidery part of it.