Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First Fabric of 2009

Well, I was doing really well not buying any fabric this year UNTIL I found out Melody over at Fashionista Fabrics was having a sale. I got two different knits to make some more maternity tops (see post below).

I didn't do too much of damage though, only three yards. Considering that so far i've eliminated 20.5 yards from the stash this year, that three yards doesn't even count! lol

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Simplicity 3762

I'm really trying to make up some maternity clothes right now. Maternity clothes are sooo expensive in the stores, that I just can't seem to bend and spend the money. I finished Simplicity 3762 a few days ago. Boy, I just love this pattern. It has views for both wovens and knits. How often does that usually come along? Anyway, here is my first version of the top. I'm sure i'll be making more.

I am also proud to say that I have bought NO fabric so far this year. YAY me! I've also eliminated 21.50 yards from the stash at the same time. Doesn't make a dent in the stash, but it's a start! lol

Monday, February 9, 2009

Back to work and a few projects

Well, after 5 months, i'm back to work. God I hate that place. For those of you who don't know, I work at the post office. I am a mail carrier. The job is just too hard phycially, and emotionally, it's almost just as bad. Oh well, hopefully this is just temporary. I'm pregnant now, and I have a 4 year old, and we're moving to NC. Hopefully i'll be able to quit when we either move, or when the new baby gets here. Which ever comes first. The move probably.

I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done over the last few weeks.

I made two pairs of maternity pants from Kwik Sew pattern 3324. I love this pattern. It's so easy to put togetehr. The problem is that it's very plane. On my second pair, I added some topstitching to make a mock fly, and I topstitched the croch. If I make any more of these (and I just might) i'm going to add some back pockets.

I also just finished Kwik Sew 3484 for DH. I like the pattern, but I felt like this shirt took a needless amount of time for me to complete. I still can't figure out why, as I am usually a fast sewer. perhaps it's because I was doing other projects inbetween, who knows.