Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Been a busy week getting ready for the beach and tackling a few of the sewing projects on my list. I have been busy finishing adjustable waist pants, hats a cast cover for the beach (still working on design), and a solarveil dress for the littlest one. Enjoy the pictures and I hope you get inspired.

First the pants. I use the tutorial here and then widen the thigh hip measurements by one and make the legs longer so I can fold. I also add 2 button holes and used the adjustable elastics so I get maximum use out of the pants ;)

My model decided he was done. LOL.

This is the Bush hat from this tutorial, although I don't follow instructions well and used it only as a guide. I ended up with the brim too big so modified it. I now call it a design feature and G loves it!

And I loved this tutorial. So easy to follow, quick and turns out so nice.

And todays solarveil dress. I used the tutorial from Blueprints again. And again I used it as a guide but went off on my own tanget fairly quickly. I added a snap on hood and decided the elastic wasn't working so put in a ribbon. V won't be going near water so We'll see how it all works when we get there.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Some adjustble waist pants for a friends little boy.

Vote for me!!!! You can pick 10 things you like then hit Wahlchein Abgeben. mine are the ones below.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Well I have decided that I suck at picking out coordinating fabrics and I will no longer buy a little of this and a little of that. I plan to stick to just buying enough to complete a project.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

A good sewing friend of mine posted about the Sew Mama Sew sewing machine Master list and it is such an essential resource I thought I'd share.

And this is the machine I use, mine came to me in a round about way. My Walmart bargain Singer decided to give up the ghost and die on me so I went with a small budget in mind to the local sewing shop. I went home with a white jeans machine. I was very very pregnant at the time and wasn't ab;e to really test it out. at about 2 weeks post-partum I tried my first sewing project with the new machine, a cloth pocket diaper, it was a disaster. after 2 days of cursing and crying my wonderful DH took me back to the store and we had he machine looked at. The technician looked at it and said it was fine. Oh boy it wasn't. I think I spent another whole week trying to get the darn dipes to sew but I was having horrible tension issues and I knew it wasn't me or how I threaded it so back we went. Well I let the owner of the store try it out. She was so nice and so very helpful. It was a tension issue with the presser foot. I used my payment of that machine toward my new floor model Pfaff and made monthly payments for 6 months and got the perfect machine for me. I absolutely love my Pfaff and am so glad I spent the money and got a good machine.

If you are ever in Trois Rivieres and looking for a new sewing machine ou Machine a coudre go to Ateliers R. Vallée Inc they are wonderful!