Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Where are you?

Oh my goodness. I just realized that I haven't posted anything since September 4th! I have totally neglected my blog for over a month now. This could actually go either way: Either I've been super busy with "life" stuff or I've been too busy with sewing stuff.


Well, I'll tell you; its a bit of both. Kids started school, husband started his classes and I'm still working a full time day job.

 BUT


I'm still sewing just as much (if not more) than I have before. I've made a few coats, dresses, tops, a wallet, a scrub top and even some jeans. While I can't exactly blog about everything I've sewn in the past month and a half (because a few things are test sewn), I can talk about a couple of them.


I'm such a Chicagoan. I love the Bears, Blackhawks and the Cubs. I know many of you are not from Chicago and don't necessarily follow Cubs baseball, but we were inches short of going to the World Series this year, which is kind of a big deal considering the whole "goat curse" and stuff! So I made a Cubs scrub top using Simplicity 1020, for my day job as a nurse. This is a new pattern and it's awesome. I made the top and pants.

Super easy to make. When I wore it to work, I probably got about 10 people wanting me to make them one. WOW! I usually don't sew for other people, but I think I'm actually considering it. The fit is perfect too.




I also dove more into coat making. I've said this before but, I have made more coats than anything else. I think that I've made about 5 or 6 coats! And only 1 of them is blogged. Hmmmm.... I think because as soon as I make a coat, I'm so excited that I wear it immediately and never blog it. I gotta do better.
Anyways, my latest coat make is a Vogue pattern. My very first Vogue pattern. Vogue 1467. I bought some nice wool from the fabric store here in Chicago. It is scratchy, but its warm. While doing the pattern, I realized that the pattern is drafted with no full lining, and that was only after I cut everything out (and had no more of the maroon lining fabric left). So, I extended the back piece and added a back lining piece... out of black lining. Oh well.  Here's a snapshot (to be blogged later)











Collar piece


























Hopefully I'll have more very, very soon. I have a few things in the works right now. Oh and by the way, I have toggled over the past few months about learning to draft my own patterns. So today, I finally took the plunge and signed up for The Pattern Workshop with Lauren Dahl. This course is highly recommended for anyone interested in drafting digital patterns. I have no background in drafting so this should be interesting. We will see. The course is quite expensive, but Lauren now offers a 3 month payment plan! If you are interested please visit the link.


Happy Fall/Halloween. 





Until next time









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