Saturday, September 6, 2014

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

As I sat here with my coffee this morning, scrolling through  blog land, updating blogs, bla bla bla you know busy stuff lol! I noticed one of my older post showing  under  the "you might also like " boxes , it was my very first post for SEW YOUR OWN WARDROBE  back in Sept of 2013, with tears of joy I began to recall meeting  new friends from all around the world, the advice, the laughs, the culture, we shared with each other, as I sit here saying good morning, many are reading this saying goodnight, ohh the friends, the joys, the heartaches, the dreams we've all shared from all around the globe, I often wonder where are they now

so I was thinking Vita, how about a  where are they now reunion ? a linky party  to  re introduce ourselves, share links to our first post or could even copy/paste that  post into the new post lol! ,links to the 1st thing we've made, just a good ole reunion party, I'm sure you could come up with a snazzy mane lol! whatta ya think? that's just my thoughts for today lol!

Helen

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Style-Arc and Georgeous Fabric offering Free Style-Arc Ann-T-Top pattern

 I'm prepping to sew and saw where Gorgeous Fabrics and Style Arc are offering the Ann's T-Top pattern free for a limited time. I've already gotten my copy of the pattern.  When you get the pattern you actually get 3 copies (the size you ordered, one size larger, and one size smaller) I don't know how long the offer will be available.

Here's the link: http://www.stylearc.com/gf-promo/





Happy Sewing . . . .

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Self draft strappy top

Thanks for accepting me to come and join your challenge. As the weather has been heating up, I wanted a new strappy top... so I drafted my own!

 
For all the details on how I made it and how you can make your own, pop over to http://www.sewingbeefabrics.co.uk/draft-your-own-strappy-top
 
Thanks!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

An overdue apology!

Please accept my apology!
I tried to convert the blogger blog over to WordPress.... I haven't been successful.  The biggest challenge was finding a template that was as "seamstress friendly" as the current one on this site.  Therefore, I've decided to leave it here for now. This works for us....

I have, however, secured a new domain name for us. So, July 1, 2014, the domain name will be www.sewyourownwardrobechallenge.com

If you've tried to post or comment on what I tried to establish as the new blog, ignore it. I will take it down as of today. We can resume operations here.

Again...my apologies. Vita

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Basics...

I have just made three pair of elastic waist pull on pants and a pull on skirt - you can find these on my blog -
click here.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two more Tees

 I've been busy with New Look 6216 again. For details about the top above click here. 

For details about the top below, you will need to click here.

Happy sewing everyone, Sarah Liz.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A simple little Tee...

This is a quick and easy little top to make, using Kwik Sew 3766.  More details on my blog, click here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On The Hunt For Cherry Fabric

I usually buy most of my patterns at Hancock's & they usually have  cordinating fabrics to go with  the new patterns, I've been all over fabric shops, checked on line , have seen preety cherry prints that may win me over in the end lol! but would love to find this blue with the cherry print for the summer, has anyone seen this print or know where I can find it?
Thanks
Helen

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

There's a change coming....

Hi Lovely Sewers!

Coming soon....we have our own domain! I will be shifting user names to the new site. You will receive an invite to "author" posts on that site. This site will remain open until we stand up the new one, so "keep posting here!" I will use the information in the current settings to provide usernames and access!  Blessings, Vita

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Simplicity 2151 - Linear polka dots!

It's a wild print, but I went for it!

I love Princess seams--they are my favorite. The sleeve detail is nice, and the collar style is my second favorite (shawl collars are my favorite). The length of the top is great for slacks. It's roomy without being too loose. The fit is "Amazing Fit" series.

I used a Silky print, but I would love to make it in a print that has just a bit of stretch.

 The "Amazing Fit" series is great and offers alternate bra cup sizes. That's why I chose it. The fit really is great.

Conclusion:
Good staple top as a wardrobe builder. I could do with a red, black, and white version of this.







Tuesday, March 4, 2014

KwikSew 4028 Rust & Black stripes

KwikSew K4028 - Rust with black stripes

My first KwikSew pattern. I will be back.... The instructions suggest serging. I made the mistake of serging the sleeve opening--big mistake. It was difficult to turn under the hem to sew because it was served. It only took 2.5 hours from cut out to finish. I used a pointe knit.
 Lovely cowl! I loved sewing it. The pieces came together well. I will use a lighter knit to make it again. It's a great year round top for knits of all weights.

Conclusion:
The top wore really well. I really love the color. It will be a "go-to" pattern for me







Sunday, March 2, 2014

FEBRUARY'S FINISHED PROJECT...

...I set a goal to complete my Fearless February project in two weeks. but alas so much life happened.   Never the less, I stuck with it and now Vera is finished.  I did learn something  about me and tailoring - once I start it, I just don't know how to turn it off.  There's always one more thing to add to it, then another, and another so it takes up soooo much time.  I keep promising myself that I WILL yet make a coat or a jacket with NO TAILORING at all, but that never happens.

No picture wearing it yet because daily temperatures are currently reaching the mid 70's.  However, our weatherman is promising a return of the polar vortex in just a few days.  What my Grandmother said is still true; "Spring doesn't officially happen in Georgia until Easter".