|Maggie London Dog Fabric|
I do have a little black pug dog as my sidekick but these little dogs on the fabric just called out to me!
|My Precious Pookie Bojangles (Bobo)|
Ok, back to sewing!
I used the Simplicity 1279 shirt pattern that I used for the Lace Yoke version here. The pattern went together easy and I tried to take my time to press, stay-stitch, measure and pin and pin some more. I was a little worried about the collar but it went together so easy this time.
My only decision was what buttons to use. I dug through my stash of buttons and found a few I liked. I took a photo to see from an unbiased view what they would look like. I'm going to go with the middle button. I like that is has a little bit of variation to the center of the button.
|Simplicity 1279 Button Choices|
|Simplicity 1279 Front View|
|Simplicity 1279 Shoulder Yoke View|
|Simplicity 1279-Sleeve View|
|Simplicity 1279 Buttons close-up|
|Simplicity 1279-No Flash|
|Simplicity 1279-Fabric Tag|
3/4 length sleeve blouse is considered fall sewing right? I need to get back to working on my princess seam shirt but I keep putting it off. I've ordered Silhouette Pattern #350 Stepanie's Blouse, I'm thinking that I may like this blouse pattern. I'll have to make a muslin and see for sure.
|Silhouette Pattern #350 Stepanie's Blouse|
Florida has some crazy weather sometimes. This photo was at 2pm today. It's about 90 degrees with 99% humidity. It looks pretty but once you step outside you can't even breathe!
This is my view from my sewing machine. I'm thinking of putting in a bird feeder. That is my Muscadine grape vines and behind that is my chicken pen. Nothing too exciting but in the morning I get to see deer in the pasture beyond the fence line feeding. I'm pretty blessed!
|View out my Sewing Room window.|
Now this view is about 2 hours later. We received 2-1/2" of rain and a few hundred lightening strikes! We always say, "If you don't like Florida weather, wait a few hours & it will change". This evening about 7pm it was a beautiful 76 degrees! Now that's more like it!
|Typical Florida Thunderstorm|
Back to sewing again!
I ran out of navy blue thread and since we live 45+ miles from a Jo-ann's and 15 miles from a Wal-Mart, I made due with my serger thread. To spool a bobbin I inserted another thread spool into my serger thread cone. Bobbin was wound with ease and now I do NOT have to run to town!
|Serger cone hack|
My serger thread cones seam to break easily. I thought it was from them being knocked off the sewing table, but they just crumble when I touch them. They are not that old, probably about a year, year and a half old. I have a spool of black that the cone is completely gone. What can I do with it?
Sewn So Far:
- Drape neck tank top in midnight blue ITY knit.
- Regular tank with neck/arm band in midnight blue ITY knit
- Drape neck tank top in white jersey knit
- Drape neck tank top in blue aqua jersey knit
- M6844 Cardigan Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripe ITY Knit
- M6844 Cardigan Pink Black Chains Pearls Animal ITY Knit
- M6844 Cardigan Blue Tropical ITY Knit
- B5760 Green Floral Ponte Knit Cardigan
- Drape neck dress in Raspberry matte ITY knit
- Nightgown in blue rose bouquet cotton sheets
- Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe’s Black Denim Skirt
- Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe’s Blue Denim Skirt
- Simplicity 1297 Lace Yoke Blouse
- Simplicity 1279 Dog Blouse
Still Want to Sew:
- Sweater Wrap Top
- Sleeveless Button Down Top
- Princess Seam Sheath Dress
- Stripe Vest
- 3/4 sleeve Maxi Dress-Solid Color
- Something with fringe
- Red dress with Animal Print Cardigan
Dear daughter and I caught up on our Project Runway watching yesterday. I really enjoyed this episode. So drama, crying or backstabbing! I loved that they used Neverland as an inspiration and got to add their own touches to their designs.
I was sure that either Edmond or Kelly would win. I loved Kelly's green evening gown.
I was disappointed in Ashley's design and I think that sending Lindsey home was the right choice, I didn't think that she was up to the challenge.
Can't wait until next week's episode!
Until next time.................