Saturday, February 26, 2011

Not sure where this week went,  never got my gardening done.  I did manage to make myself a new pair of jeans and a new top.  Wore them this evening to a baby shower.  For the jeans I used Vogue1204 and for the top McCalls  6241.  I added some 'bling' to the shoulder of the top to dress it up a bit.

I won't get much sewing done next week as I am leaving tomorrow for a few days to visit friends in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Have a great week everyone.

Monday, February 21, 2011

DH Loved His Shirt

In my last blog I told you that I dragged my hubby to Hancocks to pick out fabric for a new shirt.  Well I ended up picking the fabric out and making his shirt..... he loves it.  He wore it to a party we went to on the weekend and bragged to anyone who would listen that his wife made his shirt.

Made it to Hancocks on the weekend to look through the Burda catalog.  They have some great things in there, very updated fashion.  All the Burda patterns are 40% off.  (loving it).

Well now I am working on a new pair of jeans for myself.  Will post pictures when they are done.  Hopefully, I'll also get time in to make a top to go with the jeans,  need something new for the weekend.

The weather here in Florida is beautiful, need to get outside and do some gardening.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Up date on my Tim Gunn wardrobe

A week has passed since I was last here. I started putting together my 'Tim Gunn' wardrobe.  After searching in my stash I found fabric for the trench coat and for the classic white shirt. Will get started on these soon.

This was a busy week for me so I did not get in much sewing. I did manage to make a blouse for myself.  This is made from lite blue stretch shantung.  Was easy to make and fits really well. It is McCalls 6286.


Front View

Back View
Took DH with me today to Hancocks (not his favorite thing to do), but since I am making him a shirt I thought it would be nice for him to pick out fabric he liked.  Not a smart move on my part.....We were in there about two minutes and he asked me where the men's department was.  He could not visualize any of this fabric turning into a man's shirt.  Hence I picked out some fabric but he's not sure he will wear it. (I'm sure he will).
While I was in Hancocks' I noticed that they just started to sell Burda patterns.  There were catalogs on the table and one of the sales ladies was stocking the draws.  I wanted to take a look at the catalog but DH asked if I could look at it when he was not there. Guess I will go back there later this week.

Be back soon.

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7

Weekend is over and so are all the alterations I had to do for a friend that 'went shopping in her closet'. I guess that is like shopping in your forget what you have purchased until you start looking and realize that you have some really nice things and you don't need to go shopping. Mind you that has never stopped me from shopping for more fabric to add to my stash.

Thought I had finished everything Saturday such luck.  On Sunday morning my 13 yo DGD forgot to tell me that she had a couple of items that she needed to have fixed before she went home that afternoon. Done, Done and Done.  Now it is time for me.:)

PR had a post a couple of weeks ago about Tim Gunn's 10 Essential Items Every Women Needs.  Here is the list:

* Basic Black Dress
* Trench Coat
* Classic White Shirt
* Classic Dress Pants
* Skirt
* Blazer
* Day Dress
* Cashmere Sweater
* Jeans
* A comfortable Alternative to a Sweatsuit

Nothing new just basic pieces that can work for everyone.

Think I will start by going through my patterns and Burda magazines to see what strikes me.

Have a great day, I'll be back soon.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My new blog

Hello everyone I have just finished setting up my blog.  So this is a test of sorts.  Hope it works for me.