2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

November 27, 2014

SEWING SPACES/SEWING ESSENTIALS/WHAT DO YOU LOVE...

...
MY FRENCH CURVES

Wouldn't want to do without them!  They really come in handy when altering patterns.  You can purchase from online tailoring sources, but I've also purchased at Hobby Lobby.  They come in all shapes and sizes...

THANKSGIVING PASTTIME...

...even though it's been a really long time since I've owned a dog, I love watching

THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW...




November 25, 2014

BEEP BEEP: BLOG TRIPIN 6 ...


...Guess I really should put the top up.  It's such a drizzly rainy type of November day.  Just the right kind of pre-Thanksgiving day that lets us know Fall really is here.  It's a perfect Fall day - I LOVE IT!  But, alas, rain does to my hair what kryponite does to superman (hahaha).

The first stop - CREOLE CONTESSA...
 This is the second trip to Contessa's place.  It's one of the best food blogs I've come across and it really appeals to my inner gourmet self.  The blog has lots of variety, color and user friendly recipes so I think it deserves another little a peek.
I promise this dish will appear in my kitchen one day soon!


Second stop - SewDIY...
on the agenda because it seems to me Beth fully embraces HER OWN unique style. Whenever I see her model her easy, carefree designs I imagine (unlike me) that she never gets caught up the kind of indecisiveness that can cause confusion and slows down the whole sewing process, or worse yet, shuts it down completely.

Yes she wears it well!





 
One final stop at The Tell Tale Tasha's:
I admit - this picture makes me want to whip up a poncho, cape or SOMETHING!  Love Tasha's  rendition of Olivia Pope outerwear.  Mmmmmm, cape or poncho?, I really need some tweedy warm fabric for cover and style real soon!
Well that's the end of trip #6.  Enjoy a warm and cozy Thanksgiving week...
 

SEWING SPACES/SEWING ESSENTIALS/WHAT DO YOU LOVE...

... I do love my pressing tools.  These are just some of them, I also have a collapsible June tailor board,  two very nice sleeve boards, and a couple of pressing sticks that didn't make it into the picture.  I've had one of my hams and my seam roll for a very long time and they have held up very nicely.  I have two different sized hams - they are my saw dust stuffed babies.  Pressing tools recently added to my "WISH" list are a pressing mitt and a velvet/needle board.
What are your pressing favorites???

November 24, 2014

WELL SAID...

...every season is the season to BELIEVE

BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing