I have been working on my first dress from scratch for a while now, Continue reading
Draping, the process of pinning material to a dress form and then shaping a pattern out of it, is a technique used by fashion designers and pattern makers. It is typically learned at a design school, however, in my case, I saw a few pictures on the internet and read about the term and decided to teach myself. I like to take the “How hard can it really be?” approach, to, well, just about everything. In the case of draping, not very hard, as long as you get your ducks in a row first. So, I will share with all of you how to DIY. I’m going to break this up into several, digestible sections. Here we go! Continue reading
I’ve been absent this week! Why? I am working on an epic project… Continue reading
This project is still not finished. I finished the front panel while staying with my mom last year and using her sewing machine, and now that I have a sewing machine again, you should see this one finished shortly! I had a lot of fun with this super easy quilt. Each block is made of six strips of fabric (6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″) and then sewn together in a cascade of color. I purposely turned the blocks alternating directions so that the colors of the blocks meet up in different places, instead of being corner-to-corner and uniform. I like the craziness of the way it turned out. The bright colors and pattern are cheerful and non-conformist
I have always wanted a dress form, but I am not A.) Paying close to $200 for a dummy (I married one for free…j/k lol) or B.) Going to find one in my size (Size: Worlds tallest toothpick.). So, I found some really cool tutorials on Youtube for making a dress form out of duct tape. Yes, I know duct tape is pretty redneck, but that’s how I roll. Here is how it went: Continue reading
My fantastic husband recently got me a new sewing machine. Mine was broken during our last move and I have been missing having one around greatly. I chose the Brother SE400 Embroidery/Sewing machine. I have only used it to sew regular stitches so far, but when I get used to all of the computerized settings, I’m eager to try out the embroidery functions. Since I got the new machine, all I think about is sewing. I think about sewing when I wake up at night, while I eat meals, while I shower…it’s a little crazy. My husband was hinting at some alone time when the kids went to bed the other night, but I wasn’t catching on until he spelled it out….because I was planning out curtains for my kitchen and a new dress idea. Maybe I need some help…but then again…I’d rather sew and have a glass of wine.