Friday, October 20, 2017

These are a few pieces I've created and I'll be adding more later.


Hello Everyone:

I've decided to get back to my blogging.  I've been Face Booking in groups and other stuff and what I've noticed is that I just have too much to say, consequently my posts are rather involved and thats probably not the place.

So here we go.  I'm going to talk about those things that I find interesting and sincerely hope that you will join me in these conversations.

I still have the dogs but have added a cat. I guess I need to go back and read my old entries so I won't repeat myself.

I love the Face Book sewing groups and have met some wonderful ladies that I feel like we've been friends for a long long time.

I remember promising that I would learn more about fitting and I have.  I really didn't realize how much information was actually out there and how willing folk are to share.  Not only have I learned how to fit myself better, I actually learned how to create my own patterns.  Creating my own patterns grew out of taking on a few clients who knew nothing about patterns.  Consequently, my answer to this dilemma was "Just send me a picture and I'll let you know if I can do it".  This pushed me into frankenstiening patterns using parts of other patterns and when I could not do it, I drafted my own.

Later I'll be posting pictures of the garments I've created and hope you'll enjoy seeing them.  Additionally, I am inviting you to introduce topics that you may also find interesting.  The only caveat is that we agree to be pleasant and not try to sway another's opinion.  So yes we can talk politics but lets make an effort not to post anything that you wouldn't want to see in your local newspaper.

Thanks for reading and invite others to join in.

Blessings & Light

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo - Atlanta March 9-11

Anyone planning to go this year.  My plans are on the verge of failure.....I'm still working on them!

Where Has The Time Gone


Just wondering if anyone is still reading blogs.  Not mine of course because I got caught up in everyday life, i.e., adult children, grand children, returning to the workforce, dog passing away, fostering a dog that ended up becoming mine and a million other things and  have not posted in years.  If ya'll are still interested, I have bunches and bunches of stuff to talk about again.  Let me know.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fitting....Still a Struggle

Sometime in 2011 in this blog, I vowed to create a set of patterns or slopers that would fit me perfectly.  I am pleased to report that I have made some progress.  I purchased more books, videos, went to workshops with experts and practiced.  Well, sorry to say that I have not mastered the process.  You see, I'm lazy and always in a hurry to see the finished product that I tend not to want to make a muslin for everything.  Of course when I don't make the muslin, the fit is less perfect.  So as of today, my new pledge to myself and readers is that I will now add a 1" seam allowance to all seams that require some fit even after fitting adjustments.  I'm finding that I need to do this for the granddaughters as well.

I now understand what Cynthia Guffey ment when in her workshop on fit she told us that many women stopped sewing garments when they got older and their figures changed; they started making quilts and purses.  Yes I do understand, however I'm still determined to find a way to have less sewing drama and stress around the fit of garments.

Went a little crazy tonight and ordered $125. of fabric from the Fabric Mart's year end sale.  Some for as little as $1. p/yd.  Will let you know if I am pleased with my purchase.  Guess I'm a little tired of Hancock Fabric, since it is the only game in town.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cute Skirt

I made this for my younger granddaughter.  Very easy, but check waist measurement against actual pattern pieces.  I used a flocked taffeta with velvet as the contrast.  I've made a few other things for the holidays and I'll post as soon as I can retrieve them.

Hope everyone's Christmas was blessed and memorable.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Debutant Dress ^%*&##

I was relatively disappointed in this pattern as the collar is really misleading and the fullness of the dress is really much less that the picture depicts.  I eliminated the collar and redrafted the top.

It was a really nice affair and we were pleased.  And ya'll didn't have to come bail me out of jail for teen abuse!  lol