Friday, May 11, 2007

Cutting out for my SWAP

Two days ago, I cut out the eyelet for my princess seamed top. And Last night I layed out my printed eyelet for my dress. (I have enough fabric! yay!) I want to sew them at the same time since they're both cream.

However, I can not find the thread I bought recently! I big spool of cream and a regular spool of olive green. I'm sure they're floating around somewhere in my house!

adding to my Threads collection

I scored 10 late 80s-early 90s issues of Threads at an estate sale last weekend. The knitting and weaving (and basketry!) articles don't do much for me, but the sewing tips (despite the now-dated fashions and makeup!) are still great.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

This is my first project in my SWAP:

Vogue 9614


The fabric is a cream floral eyelet.

Sewing With A Plan

I've entered the SWAP contest at

Here's my storyboard for the SWAP (aka Sewing with a Plan) at Pattern Review.

After working on the storyboard. I made several changes. (I'll try to update my storyboard as well.)

1) The green dress will be something different (a vintage patttern from my stash) This vintage green gingham is too cool to use on a newish dress.)

2) The green knit will become a cowl neck sleeveless top

3) The cream eyelet will be made into a princess seamed top.

4) I'm not going to make the olive green wrap top. I need to figure out something else for that one!

The pants, jacket, skirt out of denim remain the same. I think I'll still make the floral eyelet dress (although, I wonder, will I really wear it? I don't know how I feel about a light colored dress.)