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I'm certainly not as fast as my friend up there, but I've got a wee bit of sewing news to report. 

I actually started sewing E's faerie costume!  Unbelievable, I know.  I didn't get as much done tonight as I would have liked, but you gotta know when to quit.

And it this isn't the sewing gods screaming QUIT!!!! I don't know what is. 

Yes my friends, that is a bent needle lying  on that c.d. fanny pack.  How did it get so bent out of shape you ask?
Why, sewing this of course! )
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has been made on the faerie.  So, basically, that means it's been cut out.  Now for the actual stitching.   I've got to do a little patterning for a pair of stays for a friend as well, so we'll see how soon I get the sewing started.

In other non-sewing related news.  E had her first sleepover.  Her BFF spent the night on Friday.  Pizza, root beer floats, and a good time was had by all.  I gave up the vigil at 11:00, so I've no idea what time they actually went to sleep.  


Sep. 9th, 2009 05:53 pm
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My Goddess plans are beginning to firm.  Right now, I've got my mind set on Nyx, the Greek goddess of night.  Imagine how much fun I can have with this one!  I'm seeing a dark sari print, and trailing stars and moonbeams.....
I think inspiration may have struck!
Now, it's off to the P.T.A. meeting.  'Cause one in a day is just not enough:}
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Though barley it seems sometimes.  Buying a house really cuts into the sewing time.  Not to mention the budget.  All those "small" repairs really add up!  And lets not forget all the appliance purchases!  Although, for the first time in my life, I have appliance love.  I've become someone I don't recognize, continuosely polishing the stainless steel.
If the house weren't enough to keep me busy, school started on Aug 17.  Ridiculously early, but that means we get out early and can hit Disneyland before the rest of California descends.   But I digress, back to school means back to work for me.  There have been a lot of changes to our school, which means less time for me.  and by the end of the day, after running back and forth between school, the house all of E's appointments, and cooking dinner, all I want to do is zone out in front of the T.V. and watch a bit of totally worthless programing.
Because of my funk, I've completely ignored LJ.  Seeing everyone's amazing creations just makes me feel guilty for not sewing.  But, with Halloween fast approaching, I have a must do project on my hands.  And it's name is "lavender fairy".  Yep, that's right, E wants to be a fairy.  Really she wants to be the unseelie type, but this is going to be a stash project, and lavender is what I've got.  I don't know, perhaps I could add some really wicked looking wings to make it a bit less cute.  I think I may have a budding Goth girl on my hands.  Though, her fav. color is pink, she's fascinated by all that is dark and spooky.  Always wants to be a vampire or wicked creacher.  She's already decided that next year, she wants to be a witch.  Yes, she is also a planner.
Anywho, I'll be using the Simplicity 2793 pattern.  View A.  I've got some lavender crepe back satin for the main body of the dress, and some lavender organza, covered in tiny candy shards for the sleeves.  I'll post some pics when I get started.
Hopefully, now that I'm beginning a new project, I'll be a to enjoy reading the F-list again.  And maybe even get some of those ufo's finished.

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After much easing, stretching, and cursing, the sleeves are in!

Still left:
grommets down front and back (forgot to get a separating zipper)
sew down bias binding

I think I can, I think I can.....


Oct. 30th, 2008 08:55 am
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Now the sleeves are giving me grief!  The flounce is not big enough to go round the sleeve edge, makes no sense.  I've tried them on E, and her arm is thin enough that I can take the sleeve edge in a little and it'll still fit.  Might not look as good, bu it'll work. 
I just have to keep reminding myself that she'll likely only wear it once.
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Was I thinking? 
Halloween is 3 days away, that means I have 2 sewing days left.  The Queen of Procrastination over here, waited 'till Monday to get a start on E's costume, only to find that the bodice has 12 pieces, not counting the sleeves.  Of course, 11 of those pieces need lining and interfacing!  So, that makes 33 that needed cutting, Yipes!  Add in the sleeves and you get 37!

Here's how it's all comming together.... )

*6 days until the election.  I'll be using my Obama userpic until then*


Jul. 11th, 2008 03:56 pm
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I broke my self imposed ban on buying more patterns. It's not like I'm not perfectly capable of making my own.   What can I say?  I'm a sucker for a sale.  I did only buy 3 however. 
So, here they are:

image of B5061
couldn't help myself on this one.  It's so girlie and sweet.  Not sure I'll ever make it, but.....

image of B4254
As the next era I plan to tackle is Victorian, I thought I'd give view c a shot.  It'll be my practice one, before I attempt with the Truly Victorian pattern, or try to draft my own.

image of B3721
And for the man in my life.  The pattern pieces look pretty good shape wise, so perhaps I'll give this one a try.

they didn't have any cute girls costumes that I don't already have.  But the Simplicity sale is coming up soon.  E wants to be a pirate.  As I flat out refuse to sew a generic pirate, I'm thinking something vaguely 19thc with a cincher (that doesn't actually cinch of course).  We'll see.


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