What are you sewing now?
4 years ago
Harmony, I’ve never made those shorts, but that’s the kind of mistake I make all the time.
I finished the messenger bag! It came together in a night, and it’s super-cute. Now I have to decide if my older dd urgently needs her own messenger bag, or if I should go straight to the Negroni.4 years agowith love Heidi @with love Heidi
I’ve got one more pair of side opening parachute pants to make for school uniform. I had them cut out Wednesday but haven’t got to them. This will be the 4th pair!
I also want to finish her Parachute Polo/Tea party birthday dress for tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to seeing this one finished 🙂4 years ago
I’m slowly working my way through a tiny bit of smocking on the carousel dress…. and fighting gastro!4 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
Ugh @justsewit hope you’re better soon.
I’ve finished and photographed the Galactica Space Invaders cross stitched Metro T-shirt. It’s on my blog here: http://bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/when-i-asked-what-he-wanted-for-his.html4 years ago
Lightning, that’s gorgeous!4 years ago4 years agoneedlewoman @needlewoman
Sorry about the gastro, T, and S, I hope your chap knows how lucky HE is. His birthday present is truly cool! And so different. I finished two size 8 Roller Skates, today, and they both look great – looking fwd to posting on Flickr tomorrow. Both for the same child, and rather late in the season but they are her favourite style to wear, and over long sleeve t-shirts, and leggings/tights, they’ll be fine although Australia’s weather is becoming seriously cooler. They have taken most of the working week to finish although I’m familiar with the pattern. You really notice that the extra fabric required for bigger sizes means quite a lot more time and sewing.
I also finished, and delivered another pair of the Lunchbox culottes (size 4) for the same child that I made my first pair. Miss 6 is so happy with the original pair, I thought that while the pattern I’d drafted her still fitted, another pair in a heavier cotton/linen mix was a good plan. Have yet to hear how these have gone over.
Another two popovers (size 3), one for a birthday gift, and one for the ‘Stash’ have also been finished, and a size 4 Roller Skate is about half done. This one may be a little short on Miss 4.5 as I cut it out nearly a year ago, but I’m telling myself that an active day at Kinder/daycare is best spent in a dress that’s not too long.
I have a Badminton skirt planned for a birthday gift; Miss nearly 8 is slim but tall for her age, so I’m going to cut out a size 5, and lengthen both the yoke, and the skirt. I’m hoping to be able to use the last of the fuschia pink Smiles and Waves drill weight fabric that I bought at Spotlight, last year which will please the her, and should lend it itself nicely to the scalloped hem. And THEN, I really want to move on to some Playtime Dresses for smaller people. Chasing my tail with the kidz sewing, as usual.4 years agoRobin @Robin
Took a break from sewing last night to organize my patterns. I have a few binders and 2 boxes that I store patterns in. And then I decided to count them. Wow, I way underestimated how many I have. 215 is the number. 55 were free (gifts, internet, pattern testing) and 52 have not been sewn. Of the not sewn, 15 are $1.00 patterns from Joann’s. Off to sew one of the 52. Think it will be the Caravan Tote by Noodlehead.4 years ago
I’m washing fabric for messenger bag #2: Goth edition. Messenger bag 1 is in the Flickr group. I’m excited to see the comparison!4 years agowith love Heidi @with love Heidi
Goth messager bag sounds fantastic!
I finished up the last pair of side opening parachute pants last night now to finish the dress 🙂4 years ago
After a pretty rough day yesterday with this nasty gastro bug, I managed to complete the little tiny bit of smocking and have blocked it and zigzaged to form the piece.
The aim today is to assembly line sew the tea party (outer) dress and the carousel dress, along with a pair of layette pants and to pleat another dress front so I can sit and stitch in the evenings at my favourite time of the year (when hubby is on the tractor and I get to hold the remote control).
But the tummy is still pretty fragile so I will be taking it easy!4 years ago
The result from today’s sewing events equal and almost complete Carousel dress and a teaparty still in pieces. So much for assembly line!4 years agoMasha RichartModerator@roundtheworldgirl
I made my oldest another Cosi swimsuit but something went wrong and it’s a bit too short in the torso. Tonight I plan to chop it in half and turn it into a two piece.4 years agovothgirl @vothgirl
Working on finishing my Girl Friday culottes! I put them on hold over Mother’s Day as my parents drove in to spend a few days. Then Olivia had her first birthday Friday and the sewing kept getting put off. I’m in the middle of inserting the zipper. I’m making them out of graphite kona cotton, since I’m not sure how this style will look on me and I wanted an inexpensive first attempt. But, I think the grey color will make them super versatile :-).
4 years ago
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by vothgirl.
I finished the second messenger bag, and traced a shirt for my dh.
I have never sewed anything in an adult size before. I’m terrified. The pattern pieces feel HUGE. I want to gather up all my children’s patterns and baby talk to them about how tiny and cute they are.
Vothgirl, that sounds like a great color!
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