Sunday, March 29, 2009

New machine and plenty of clothes!

I bought a new machine yesterday! YAY! I got a Kenmore 19110. About a week ago, I watched my friend Melody use her machine to make one step buttonholes, and i've had machine envy ever since! lol So, last night I went and bought a new machine. So far, I love it! The stitches are beautiful and the one step buttonholes are a DREAM! It has 110 different stitches, although, I doubt i'll use them all. I would also like to point out that this machine is reviewed rather favorably on
Pattern Review.

I've also been a fairly busy bee sewing lately. In the last month i've made 4 dresses and a top for me, and 2 dresses for DD. Now, you might argue that her two dresses and two of mine don't really count because they are made from that pre-shirred fabric from JoAnns, but the fact that I had to sew a seam should count for something! lol Seriously, if you want something fast and easy, this stuff is for you. YOu just buy your yardage, then sew the seam. Yep, it's that easy. It really awsome if you have young daughters. They love these dresses!

Here is a pic of Burda 8377. Along with my getting-bigger-by-the-day belly. I don't understand how I look so big. I've only gained 6 pounds so far!

Last but not least is Simplicity 3762. This is the third time i've made a garment from this pattern. It is so easy to make. If you need maternity patterns, I highly recommend this one! For the dress I added 13 inches to the length, and it's perfect! The fabric is from Fashionista Fabrics

Monday, March 23, 2009

The verdict is in....

...We have an undetermined!

Went for my 5th ultrasound today. Yes, 5th, and still no idea what i'm having. We think it might be a boy, but the technician couldn't be sure. The heartbeat indicates that we have a boy, and during the ultrasound, she thinks she might have seen a penis, BUT once she thought she saw little girl parts. On a happy note, everything else looks great. I even got one of those new 3D pictures of my baby!

Oh, for those of you who haven't figured it out already, i'm about 21 weeks pregnant.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Burda Easy Fashion Spring/Summer

Normally I try and stay away from 'extra' pattern magazines and patterns that I don't have easy access to. But for some reason the Spring/Summer issue of Burda Easy Fashion sucked me right in! I couldn't help it. I have been searching high and low for a dress pattern like this

So, naturally I head on over to GLP News to see if I can order the magazine from there. Boy, they sure are accomidating! lol Just as a side note, you can order the regular Burda WOF magazines from them too. I have used them for the last few years, and I reccomend them if you are looking for WOF.

Anyway, for $15, you get 2 issues of easy fashion. That's not bad, considering the price included first class shipping from Germany. I'm not sure about shipping times. Hopefully the magazine will get here soon, as I am looking forward to making a dress from the above top pattern. As many of you know, i'm pregnant. I figure that now would be the best time for me to have a top like this since it's the first, and probably ONLY time i'll ever have boobs! lol Wish me luck, and i'll post an update when the magazine arrives!