Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sewing Space Sneak Peek

I recently organized my sewing space so that it is, at the least, presentable. So here are a coupla shots:

This is the view from the door. The table you see is custom made by me with my husbands help.

This is a view of my sewing machine. I have a Pfaff Performance 2056 and a Pfaff Creative 4874 overlock/coverstich machine. The peg board is also custom made by me. Aren't we Seamstresses so handy?

That pretty much covers my sewing space. I use a spare bedroom. It also doubles as the computer room which I am not very fond of. I noticed I am very territorial of my creative space. Does anyone else feel this way? Anyhow I hope you like it!

Until Next Time,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sassy Ruffled Seamstress

Oh my! I know I am late to the game on this one. Simplicity 2497 oh how I love thee. There have been many a reviews on Pattern Review about this pattern. I fell in love with it just from the pattern envelope. I loved that darn ruffle! So I saw it only fitting to make it to wear to a wedding I was attending. I chose a black stretch sateen and I used some left over black & white cotton fabric in my stash to make a contrasting midriff.

Here I am all dolled up getting ready to go:

I also made a matching hair accessory:

Due to the ease allowed in this pattern there where very little alterations made to the final pattern. I had a bit of a gaping armhole and I simply transferred the access from the armhole to the waist and retraced the sideseam eliminating the access created from the transfer. Hope that makes sense to you. Overall I simply loved this pattern it is after all as sassy as I am. LOL

Until Next Time,

I'm Late, But They're Finished...

I originally started making my hubby's jeans way back when. See a couple posts down. I finished them not to long after that so please excuse a sista for her tardiness, okay you got me I was just plain lazy. I"ll do better. On to the review. I used KS3504. This pattern is great and the directions easy to follow. I must also give them kudos for there very simplistic sewing instructions for applying the fly front zipper. Excellent results every time. I should know I have made this pattern more than once actually.

I used a dark denim not quite indigo just a dark blue. The topstitching thread was Coats & Clark Dual Duty xp Heavy. I may try a different thread next time for a more prominent look. As you may see from the photo I stenciled a "D" on the back of the pockets. My husband loved this. I simply chose a font I liked, printed it out, and used my trusty Exacto knife to cut out the template and Viola a nice lil personal touch.

In conclusion this was a very simple, straight forward pattern to work with. It was true to sizing and a flattering fit. Not to small not to big. This has become my GTP or go to pattern for all my husband's jeans.

Until Next Time,