Ok gals and guys....Here's my first mermaid maxi! I still need to hem it some more--that's why I'm not modeling it just yet BUT promise I'll strike a pose for ya this weekend so stick around! Who knows, may whip up another one! :-). Enjoyed the process!
Hi Everyone! First off, I haven't forgotten the book review I
promised a couple of weeks back. Been under the weather for past couple
of weeks, job training (long commute) this past week. Trying to catch up
and recover this weekend.
I started a maxi skirt from MimiG. Already cut the fabric out, now need to finish it off-so that's why I gotta roll out now!
Here's a pic of the draft. I have to use a cutting board cause my table isn't large enough. It's all good.
Also have some pics from a few fabric stores I dropped by earlier this week. Chat later.
We're back with part 2 of this month's ASG meeting. Normally the show and tell part is held towards the end of the meeting, but due to the fact that there was a guest teaching (see previous post), it was moved up. These are just a few projects that members brought to sew/show and tell:
We had a great time learning how to create/sew an Origami top. One member did a 7 block, the other a 6-block. :-). One good thing about this project is that you don't have to deal with fitting issues because you're using your own measurements right out of the gate!
Also, a serger was used, but it's not mandatory. You can also use the zig-zag stitch off your machine if you don't have a serger.
About 3 weeks ago, I promised I'd review this book (click link) and report the review. I recently reviewed it on Amazon.com. Here's the link:
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nice: Easy with sewing experience, April 9, 2013
This review is from: Bold
& Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes: 15 Unstructured Designs That Fit and
Flatter Every Shape, and Are Simplicity Itself to Make (Paperback)
I received a demo copy a few weeks ago.I reviewed the book, patterns and the DVD.
Pros: 1) Most of the sewing will be straight seams. 2) CD. 3) CD has measurements in UK and US measurements (a huge plus). 4) I like the fact that the pattern pieces are shown laid out which is very beneficial to beginners. 5) Separate chapter on the various pockets and how to sew them 6) Separate chapter on sewing techniques 7) Pictures average sized (not too small). I tend to like larger pictures just to make sure, but that's me. :-) 8) I love the fact that the clothes look comfortable, designed for all sizes (especially us plus sizes-YIPPIE)!
Cons: Someone mentioned my first one, but for number 1 1) Too many pattern pieces and may be overwhelming for a beginner. One would need some sewing experience. The least pattern pieces I found with one outfit was 4, the most pattern pieces to one pattern was 20. 2)
A couple of patterns say one number (example: one says 15, but it's
really more pieces because you have to use a piece more than once).
I'd probably start with patterns that have less pieces and work my way
up. Since I'm still a beginner, I'd probably practice some of the
stitches that are needed in the garment (which the author lets you know
The book (as mentioned) is very well priced considering it also includes a DVD. Thanks St. Martin's Press. :-)
In case you're wondering why only ONE post is showing up and the others suddenly appear under the "Older Posts" tab (mind you, they aren't all old)--well, after doing a post early this AM, Came back to the blog later and noticed that all of my posts have "disappeared." Been troubleshooting through "settings," goggled the issue, even got some great advise from Karen @ Sew Many Ways. Unfortunately, nothing's working. Also used the "feedback" button on blogger. Of course, there's no way to contact them so you can only pray and hope for the best that it's some sort of technical SNAFU with them and they'll resolve it! I've had problems on and off with them before and eventually somehow they manage to resolve on it;'s own. Frustrating because I have several updates I want to share but FOR NOW, only one post is showing. Go Figure! OK NOW IT'S SHOWING "TWO." WHOOOO! (Still a bummer!!)