Friday, June 29, 2012

Perfect Sewing Weather

It's going to be miserably hot this weekend, which is perfect weather to stay inside and sew. I finally got started on the top to go with my white capris. Although according to the Chicago Tribune capris are a summer fashion No-No.

I really, really wanted this red and white sheer fabric. I saw it at Hancock but didn't buy it because I didn't have my coupon, I went back and was told that since it was a "value fabric" I couldn't use my coupon. After sending an email I received a call from the district manager and store manager stating that I could use my coupon, I went and got my fabric, 4.95/yd isn't a value in my book, 40% off 4.95 now that's a value. 

As you can see I still have to add the sleeves and hem it but I will finish this tomorrow morning. Since it's sheer I lined it with white broadcloth, red broadcloth may have been a better choice but it's too late now.

I hope everyone has a creative weekend.

Monday, June 11, 2012

All White Weekend

I started these white capris. The pattern is Butterick 5221, which is my TNT pants pattern. I narrowed the flare of the pants. Of course they're fully lined, the fabric is a pique I got a Hancock's a couple of summer's ago. I still have to add the closures and hem them. I have a red and white sheer top cut out and waiting to go with these.

 This is the Diamond Rib Lace Shrug, a free pattern I found on Raverly. I added the ruffle.

My cousin sent me her old serger, it's very similar to the one I have in fact the instruction booklet is identical to mine. I'm very happy to have a back-up serger, that brings my total number of machines to 5, 3 regular sewing machines and two sergers. I still want an embroidery machine but I may just wait until my cousin replaces hers lol.
I hope everyone had a wonderfully creative weekend.