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Skirting The Issue 2015

This year I made 5 skirts for Skirting the Issue.  I will be donating these to Florence Crittenton Services - they help teen mothers continue and finish school.  They are having a school supply drive for the teenage mothers they serve and are accepting children's clothing as well.  Here is a link to their wish list if you are interested in helping out: click here.

 

Vogue Pattern 1050 continued... and more...

I sorta finished the vintage pants.  No hem yet.  

They are supposed to be mid calf length, but I'm short, so they are regular length.  I will fix that when I hem them.  They don't fit perfect, but I think I know how to fix that for the next time around.  However, I have put this pattern on hold.  The waistband was quite difficult for me, so I am moving on to other patterns.

Vogue Pattern 1050

Last night I cut out Vogue Pattern 1050.  I purchased this pattern years ago.  Fear has kept me from making it.  The last time I made a garment from a Vogue Pattern, I was probably in high school.  They were always so difficult for me to understand.  This time, I am making notes, and it will hopefully be a smooth process.

 

 

Robin's Hood #2 or Will Scarlet's Hood

I love this one.  For some reason, it makes me think more of Will Scarlet though.  It is made out of interlock knit.  It will not be warm in winter.  I hand sewed X's across some of the seams.  Lace-up front again.  It's awesome.  I will be making more of these.

Robin's Hood

The past few weeks have been full of searching and sewing.  First, I had to find the right fabric so that I could make Robin's Hood.  I touched so many fabrics hoping to know by feel alone.  I touched one at Colorado Fabrics that was sueded.  It was cheap.  I took it to the cut counter and asked the woman what it was.  Polyester.  Along with that, I bought a medioum weight knit in the hopes of making another Robin's Hood.

Finishing the Piping - Tutorial

I have been spending some time making Swoon bags.  I made an Ethel (no piping) and then a Betty with piping.  I read the piping tutorial that's up on the Swoon site which was great, but I really didn't like how my piping ended on Betty.

Gates Progress

I have been sewing a lot, but I have not been writing at all.  Gates is a little more complicated than I expected.  Here's some of what I did today:

 

I put the windows on 5 of the 10 building squares.

 

January...

It seems like I have done little over break.  When you look at the pictures below, all of the seams I pulled out are not obvious.  I sewed the jeans down (partially) 3 times.  I basted the flyers on then sewed them on for real.  The soles, I finished today.  Before I can put the soles on, I need to be sure the jeans are where I want them to be because once the soles go down, I do not want to pull them off.

Break Time!

The craft fair worked out pretty well.  I sold quite a few Holiday Cards and a couple of record cards.  I even sold a shirt!

 

 

Holiday Fair

I have been working on making things to sell at a craft fair next weekkend.  If you are interested, I will be at Baere Brewing Saturday 12/20 selling greeting cards. I will have some holiday record cards, card packs, holiday cards, and love notes.  I'm hoping to have time to make up some fabric flowers too.