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Sue's Sewing and Happenings
Friday, January 14, 2011
New Year, New Blog

I've moved to a new blog.  This new site seems easier to navigate for all.


Posted by sue at 7:41 PM PST
Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm moving this blog.  I've not written in this blog for a long time because I don't like it... or maybe it's I don't understand it, but in any event, I'm going to move my blog to another blogging site... stay tuned....  as soon as it's set up a link will be posted here.

 Happy New Year!

Posted by sue at 11:08 AM PST
Monday, June 28, 2010

Can you have too many t-shirts?  I don't think so. They sew up really quick too! 

I made 3 this weekend, all from fabric I either purchased or received on my recent NYC/Montreal vacation.

The first tee is Christine Jonson 426 Shirred princess wrap.  I've sewn this pattern probably 20+ times and love each tee made!  This is fabric that I purchased at Madeleine Soie in Montreal.  I loved the faces.

The middle tee is from fabric from the "grab" table at the PR Weekend.  I admired this fabric a while back, but it was bought up really quickly and I never got any... but I did now.   I made Simplicity 4076 another TNT that I've made a zillion times.  The difference between the CJ and the Simplicity wraps is that CJ's pattern has princess seams and the neckline doesn't droop at much since the wrap doesn't go all the way to the sides.   The tee on the right is Jalie 2921 a "new" favorite.  This white fabric is a bit thinner then I'd like so I think with the remaining white rayon knit I will double it and see how that works





Posted by sue at 11:08 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010 11:18 AM PDT
Friday, June 25, 2010
PR Weekend Finds

Before heading up to Montreal to meet with my PatternReview friends, Kathi and I spent a couple of days in NYC.  One of the days we went to the garment district to shop for fabric.  I was a bit disappointed and think that Los Angeles has a much MUCH better selection... at least what I could find.  But I did manage to pick up a few things, albeit, not the best pricing, but had to buy something.

I got some black and some white rayon knit, invisible zips, and a La Mia Boutique pattern magazine (haven't found a place that sells those in LA).


While in Montreal we went to St. Hubert's street and they had several shops or beautiful fabrics.  I picked up some batiste, rayon knit prints, another pattern magazine, and some linen border print. 
















We also had a fabric/pattern exchange where I brought some of my Japanese cottons I "inherited" to exchange, and picked up a couple of vintage patterns which I can't wait to look over this weekend.   I will definately be making the dresses on the bottom row!





Posted by sue at 2:28 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010 2:38 PM PDT
Thursday, June 24, 2010
American High Style

During my recent trip to NYC we went to the  Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibit:  American High Style - Fashioning a National Collection.

Here's some of my favorites





this shoe, I love the way it folds over and think this would make a great pocket on the front of a skirt or dress!






the side seam detail on this jacket was wonderful the way the seam incorporates a dart not to mention all those front darts!






















I love the bodice on this blue dress.  However, I would add some silk organza as a modesty panel.  


Here's a collage of some of the museum's collection



Posted by sue at 2:56 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010 3:08 PM PDT

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