Happy, happy sharing!

September 23, 2010 § 1 Comment

Isn’t this shirt very pretty? The lovely Taeco from Love Sewing drafted this pattern herself. I was blog prowling, stopped by her blog to read her new posts, admire the shirt for her husband, and  to stare at the pretty t-shirt more, checked the comments section and lo and behold! She replied to my comment/request on her post and she is going to share the pattern with me. Yey! (I can’t wait, too excited!) Thank you, Taeco! Blog prowling is indeed beneficial!

Marine T-shirt via Love Sewing

Now what fabric from my stash (not hoard, husband!) am I going to use?? After I’ve finished hemming my last skirt and sewing on the hook and bar closures, I’m off to Chinatown for some fabric prowling! Heehee!!

UPDATE: I received the PDF pattern from Taeco via e-mail and I’ve already printed them out. I’ll just have to figure out how to enlarge them a bit to fit me, squeeze in the time to make it, and enjoy it with jeans. Thanks again, Taeco!!

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What have I been up to? Oh the skirts…

September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’ve been so busy with making skirts I forgot to post anything here.

I self-drafted a skirt pattern to knock off this baby here (from Old Navy) and I am now in zipper installing mode. All in all I have made four skirts already, three with front flies and one with an invisible zip. More details later though, but now I leave you with this snazzy video from Fashioning tech and a couple of links on how to install our favorite but mostly feared zip closure – the invisible zipper!!

Marmalade Kiss invisible zipper tutorial: http://marmaladekiss.blogspot.com/2009/04/invisible-zipping-woman.html

Clever Nesting invisible zipper tutorial from Whipstitch: http://www.clevernesting.com/2009/06/invisible-zipper-tutorial-from-whipstitch/

Sew I Knit! invisible zipper tutorial: http://sewiknit.blogspot.com/2006/03/invisible-zipper-tutorial.html

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