Sunday, November 9, 2008

Current WIP

A friend gave her her sewing stash that she has collected over a few years. Some of it was partially completed projects.

This one came with it cut out and the bodice sewn. It was overlocked and the thread was loose. I unpicked the shoulder seams and re sewed the neck and arm seams while keeping the overlocking in place.

It just needs to have the skirt sewn to the bodice and zip and hem done. I think it should fit DD4, if not DD5.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Secret Santa ????

Would you like something handmade as a gift?

Yes, would be nice, but if you don't have the time
I'm ok with anything.

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour?
No favoutie colour.

Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it?
Just the main living area this year.

Do you have any Christmas Traditions?
Advant calenders, Xmas tree, the usual stuff.

What sizes are your children?
DD1 10
DD2 8
DD3 6-7
DD4 3-4
DD5 2
DS1 0

Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer?

Is there anything that you like to collect?

Hope my SS has all the information they need from that.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Start of a new day

With the combining of the sewing groups I thought I should dig up my blog so I can join in a bit more. It has been a while since I have posted in this blog, almost forgot about it.
I haven't done a lot of sewing lately. Dance costumes, mending. I did make a kaftan style wrap for a friend. We found some in the markets and she thought they would be great for throwing over bathers on her holiday, they were $50. They left today. I said with the fabric I have at home I could make one for a few $. Drafted up a pattern and it is now on it's way to Bali. I'll see if she gets any pics with it on.
In exchange she gave me her sewing stash. She hasn't sewn for years, but held on to everything. A lot of retro patterns and girl/boy clothes. Their is evenan old Vogue pattern.
I have lots of sewing I want to get started on, but I need to finish a few WIP.
I would like to by xmas:
Make a skirt for me,
Make either a skirt or dress for each of my girls,
Turn 4 flat cot sheets into fitted,
Make a quilted play mat for DS and
make a few pairs of boxers for DH.
Hope that is not too ambitious.