Tuesday, June 21, 2011

La Mia Boutique Translations

All of a sudden I find myself really interested in teh LaMia Boutique patterns.  Unfortuanitly, I don't speak Italian.  So, as I translate some of the terms, i'll be putting them here.  As of now, this is a short list, but as I get more translated, i'll add them here.  However, due to time restraints and the fact that I lose interest quickly, this may be short list. If you have anythig you like to add, just leave it in the comments and i'll add it to the list.

Arancione = Orange
Azzurro = Blue
Nero = Black
Rosa = Red
Verde = Green

Altezza = Length
Arricciare = Gather
Confezione = Directions (Manufacture, dressmaking)
Davanti = Front
Dietre = Back
Centro Davanti intero Diritto Filo = Center right front
Scalfi = Arm holes
Spalla destra = Right shoulder
Spalla sinistra cucitura = left shoulder seam
tagliare l'elastico in due parti uguali di cm...  = Cut elastic into equal parts
tessuto doppio intero = Fold of fabric
occorrente = materials needed
Orlo = Hem
Piegare = Fold

Saturday, June 18, 2011

What I did at the FNSI

I didn't have a whole lot of time for the FNSI, but what time I did have was actually productive.  First, I finished a little night gown for my littlest DD.  The night gown has been done for the most part for the last month.  Except it was a bit to short, so I needed to add a ruffle.  All I had was tiny scraps of fabric, so the ruffle didn't add much length, but an extra two inches is an extra two inches, I guess.  It took me a month to do that ruffle.  I feel so ashamed.  I used the tee-shirt pattern from Kwik Sews Sewing for Toddlers book. 

The second thing I was able to do was get started on this damn Jalie robe that's been laying around for at least 2 or 3 months.  When I started it, I didn't have enough fabric. So I had to order more from Fabric.com.  However, I was having a hard time trying to get a color match.  After three orders, I have given up trying to match the off white fabric that I have.  I'm just going to make the robe, then dye it purple, or something.  Anyway, I was able to get all the edges serged and get the robe half way assembled.  At this point, all it needs is the facing, sleeves and hems, then i'll be all done.  It's probably all of an hours worth of work.  Hopefully it won't take me a month to finish this because having this robe hang over my head is kind of starting to hinder progress for other things. 

So that was how I spent my FNSI time, hope yours was productive as well!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Sack Series!

Well alrighty, here is dress three is what i'm calling my 'sack series'.

The first dress was from the June 2011 Burda.  Design 113:

The second dress is also from the June Burda issue:  Design 107:
Yes, I am aware that it looks like a prison uniform from the fro-fro womens facility, but it's linen and a billion degrees here.  You can't beat it!

Last but not least is Kwik Sew 3681:
I'm not entirely sure what's going on witht he silly look on my face, but it is what it is.  I like this dress.  It's especially cute witht he belt from the dress in the first pic.  (I didn't want to bug DH for more pics.  I got what I got and i'm happy about it! lol )  I might actually make this one agian. 

I'm sorry to say that now that I have a few new dresses that I can just toss on, it's time to move on (back) to something I really don't feel like doing.  The robe.  Ugh!  I need a robe so bad though, the one I have is falling apart.  I had started the robe a few months ago, but I didn't ahve enough fabric.  I had to order a few different pieces of fabric from Fabric.com.  I still can't find the right color.  I think what i'm just going to do is just dye it when i'm finished. 

Also...  I'm so damn excited I could pee!  They built a new JoAnns near(er) to me in Mooresville, NC!  This one is only about 20 miles away.  I can't wait to go there! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June FNSI June 17th

Hey all!

Don't forget this months FNSI. 

You can sign up here http://craftyvegasmom.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-night-sew-in-signups-for-61711.html

I have no idea what i'm going to be working on yet.  And last month I just totally forgot about the whole thing, so we'll see when the time comes.