Saturday, June 10, 2017

Finally setting up a sewing area again

All progress on unpacking and setting up a sewing area were suspended when I was hired to be a classroom teacher in August 2016. Now that school is out and I have about three weeks before summer school starts, I started unpacking!

First, I had to move all my books & bookcases across the living room. Then, I could position the plastic shelving for fabric & other craft supplies. Now, I need to give the shelves a good wipe-down before putting away my fabric and yarn.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Working on a blouse

I wanted to test the fit of Butterick 5218 so I dug out some linen scrap fabric from two earlier projects. I was able to get the front, facing, and sleeves out of the toile.  I pieced the back by adding a CB seam and a seam crosswise about 5 inches above the hem. The collar & under collar were also cut from the black linen.

I'm using my vintage Singer 301A for the first time and it seems like a dream! I just love it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Finished a lovely new shawl

I found Marly Bird's No Stopping Me Now shawl pattern and fell in love. Bought some Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable for the project. Colors I chose were Winery and Tidal. I think they are really pretty together!

The shawl was fun to crochet but the yarn makes it very difficult to rip out mistakes. But the finished product is lovely.

In progress
Finished except for running in the ends

This shawl is comfy to wrap around my neck for some color and a little warmth.