Sue's Sewing and Happenings
Monday, March 15, 2010
Rows and Rows and Rows... Oh MY!
Sew, this weekend, after a visit to LACMA to see the Renior and American Stories Exhbiits, a friend and I went to The Ivy for lunch... I brought my camera .... celebrity sightings are pretty much guaranteed at The Ivy, and boy was I glad I had my camera ... Look what I walked past!
This is a clothing store and their window display is rows and rows and rows of vintage sewing machines... I was like a kid at the candy counter, staring at a box of chocolates!
As we were walking back to our car, I noticed the store's valet sign....
how cute is this:
I'm sure I looked rather odd, I mean here I am on Robertson, the celebrity sighting mecca, where tourists flock to catch a glimpse of a celebrity, and I have my camera and am taking photos of sewing machines. We did see Sandra Oh, having lunch with friends, but I got the photos I wanted!
Posted by sue
at 10:27 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010 10:41 AM PDT
Monday, March 8, 2010
Vote for Me
the Juice Jacket that keeps on going.....
I entered my capri sun juice pouch jacket into a recent contest on this site http://www.instructables.com/
I called it the "All Weather Trench".... (well, except a lightening storm!)
And it happens to be one of the featured items today. If you sign up as a member (using the free option), and vote for me, I'd really really appreciate it.
the site "Instructables" is kinda cool. They have instructions and ideas for a wide variety of items. I originally stumbled upon it about a year ago when someone posted my juice jacket on the site. I decided to add to the posting and give the instructions!
go vote :) and thank you
Posted by sue
at 10:17 AM PST
Updated: Monday, March 8, 2010 11:19 AM PST
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Jalie Scarf Top
Pattern Description: knit top with scarf collar that can be worn several ways: through a buckle; in a bow, through an opening in the center front. Sleeveless, 3/4 sleeve, short sleeve variations.
Pattern Sizing: 27 sizes included - enough to make your friends and family a scarf top
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? These I think were the best jalie instructions so far. This top went together really quick and I "got it". The collar technique is very similar to the "burrito" technique I use for men's shirts yoke. Very nice finish!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? At first I wasn't too into this pattern, the whole scarf thing I felt wasn't my thing, but it keeps getting made and looks good on everyone so I decided, I had to have one too. And I'm glad I did. The fit is nice, the style is versatile, and it sews up so quick and nice!
Fabric Used: I used a matte jersey. I wasn't sure about using this fabric because matte jersey can be heavy and i was afraid it would drag down the neckline. But, I had no use for this fabric, so what the heck. And yes, it's a bit heavy, and i think if I had to tie it in a bow, it would drag down the neck. But using a buckle, it's perfect!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: no changes
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes. I made this sunday morning, wore it to a b'day party at noon, then, came home and made another out of a sweater knit. Now I have two and I see more in my future!
Conclusion: I think this may be my new favorite pattern. it is so easy, and versatile!
Posted by sue
at 9:32 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:12 AM PST
Teen Sew Camp
Saturday was our ASG (American Sewing Guild) Teen Sewing Camp in Santa Clarita. We had 18 girls. Some of the girls came because their mom insisted they know how to sew. They showed up with frowns and very unhappy, but I'm happy to say, they finished the day with big smiles and a nicely sewn item. Success!
It is so much fun sharing my love of sewing with the younger generation! I feel if they get the sewing bug at a young age (as I did), it will become a lifelong skill and passion! The girls got to chose what to make from several items we presented: tote, beach bag, pillow, pillowcase, zipper pouch, pin cushion, stuffed "monster", apron.
here's the group with their completed projects.
And here's some photos of the day.
Posted by sue
at 11:56 AM PST
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