Saturday, June 6, 2015

Question about Vogue 1422

Vogue 1422 front
Vogue 1422 I love the simple lines, especially for summer
There have been so many changes in our lives over the last year that I have been a bit neglectful about the blog. Now that school is out, I will have a little more time to blog. Oldest Son is getting married this summer, so I will have a dress or two or even three to share. I also need some basics. I've it has been almost a year and a half since I started the ready to wear fast and it keeps getting easier to not buy clothes.

I have a couple of projects in the works. And may do some brief posts on them. I also have some that I have finished, that may also get a brief post.

I am currently cutting out patterns for

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jeggings Joy--Ottobre Designs

The pink lines are the lines for my jeggings.
It looks scary at first, but once you start tracing,
it gets  easier to differentiate the colored lines.
I haven't had a lot of time to sew for myself since we started homeschooling. I'm surprised at how good it feels. I guess when I sew more frequently, I forget just how much I really do enjoy the hunt for the perfect pattern and fabric pairing, the prepping of the pattern and the fabric, and the actual cutting, and piecing and perfecting. It is something a sewist can appreciate. The non-sewist just stares at me like I've finally lost it.

For those who have never traced a pattern from a magazine like Burda or Ottobre, the first glimpse of the pattern is daunting. All the overlapping different colored lines is intimidating. The only way to approach it, is to