Sunday, December 30, 2012


are back - power was flickering badly the last couple of days so I decided to not risk messing up the electronics on my sewing machine. Zipper is in, and the lining edges are all serged. I'm trying something new with the kick pleat. I found this article in the last issue of threads, and I have the hem interfaced and pressed, ready to go, but I think it's going to have to wait for the New Year! On the exercise front, I've managed to get in 4 solid workouts in the last 5 days - tired, but glad to be getting back into shape again.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Techno skirt

I found this very cool fabric at Joanne's
I made the long version(view C) of this Burda skirt for a semi-formal event I attended earlier this year, so I already had the pattern alterations done. I am going from a stretch cotton sateen to this non-stretch fabric, but I'm planning on just using a smaller seam allowance. I also have plans to do the lace version. This is a very simple pattern, well drafted, nicely shaped - a winner all the way around.
Here is a neat technique for sewing darts from "Threads"

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Getting ready

This next year is going to be good - because I will make it sew - heh.
Santa was good to me and I have a new sewing machine!

It's a Juki Exceed F600 and I love everything about it! Here it sits next the my Juki 735 serger - nice pair!


 This year I focused a lot on trying to get the perfect fitting pants. Well, I'm not there yet, but a heck of a lot closer than I was.

My goals for this year are to focus on controlling my fabric and pattern addiction, and shopping my stash, as well as making a great fitting pair of jeans. Oh yeah, and after a month long break, it's time to start running again. Starting over is never fun, but at least I already know that it will be totally worth it.