Stopping by to say hello!
Hi to everyone who is left!
This poor little blog is so neglected. With sewing classes, getting a post graduate degree, running the art program at Jack’s school, and my new large family, I am just so busy these days. Too busy to sew for myself.
I’ve been sewing up a ton of samples for my sewing classes though. I’m on my second sewing class this year already. The first had a Halloween theme.
The current class has a stuffed animal theme. Super cute!
The next class in January has a Valentine’s/Winter theme, but I haven’t sewn those samples yet.
My family and I are having our family portrait taken for our holiday pictures this coming weekend, so I had to whip something up real quick before I start my Thanksgiving meal preparations. I wanted something red and pick up a roll end from Joann’s last week. It was enough for a dress body, but not enough for the arms. So I had to come up with another fabric from the stash. I used New Look 6298 again; it has raglan sleeves making a contrast look easy.
I had some tan double knit in the stash, so voilá!
The only flaw of this dress is the red knit shows every bump and lump, so the back view is not all that flattering. Also, I must confess that, because I can’t help being critical of myself, I kind of botched the neckline using the coverstitch machine to sew the seam allowance down. I should have just used my sewing machine. Ugh. Oh well, at least I have long hair to cover it up. Hopefully no one looks at it too closely, or maybe they’ll be too distracted by my lumpy body they won’t even notice the neckline! Hah!
Next up is the Jammiepalooza 2016 sewing frenzy. I already bought the fabrics and pre-washed them. I just have to make two or three a week from now until Xmas. Unfortunately, I won’t be seeing most of my family who receives the pj’s this Christmas. Oh well. Will have to finish theirs first so I can get them in the mail. I do have one problem though with this year’s Jammiepalooza. I never write down which sizes I make for everyone. And I have to go through measurements and sizing and figuring it out every time. What a PITA! This year, I am going to record everything in a notebook to make sure I have it ready for next year. It’s only taken me 5 years to figure that out. Sheesh!
I hope to have pictures of Jammiepalooza 2016 for the next post.
Thanks for sticking with me through my blog’s neglect. I appreciate it!