So obvious

At the 2008 Industry day at the Simplicity factory, I bought two bolts of quilt fabric. I don’t quilt but I thought these would be great as toile fabric.

In 2009 I made this dress as part of a pattern stash contest. This dress gets great wear at work in the summer.
During the week I woke up and realised that this fabric would suit our ‘dining’ table. The wall, tiles and chairs have a similar yellow colour. So obvious.
The print reminds me of our europe trip in 2009 in the fall. Every where we went had the same fall colours with their halloween pumpkin decor. Back to this week – I ironed with the hem over twice and did a straight stitch so the first table cloth was done.
 Yesterday while I was with my sewing buddies, Goosegreen (Alison) was giving us a show of the sewing machine needles she has. It’s a huge and impressive collection. This morning I grabbed the rest of the bolt and made a second table cloth, using a 100 size needle and a patterned stitch in orange in the hope of having a more decorative hem. There was a quick trip to Spotlight to get a thicker needle but I may need to get a 130 size needle, but that can wait until we get to the States. Yipee:) 

Fabric stash comp

I’ll post up the full pics of the garments I made up in the Fabric stash competition this weekend. The competition ran from 1 January to 1 March 2009.

Right now I’m a bit over sewing garments at like ‘project runway’ challenge, but I now have a few more casual items in my wardrobe that I’m happy to keep and wear with pride.

I came 17th out of 259 contest participants and I used 35 yards of fabric. The winner used 100 yards of fabric.

New pattern stress – McCalls 5753

Last night I conquered the pockets and adjusted the bodice to fit me, as opposed to a tight squeeze. All weekend I was dreading the pockets because they’re a feature on my hips, that I was trying to avoid/change/amend/ignore.
Now I’ll be joining the bodice to the skirt (fingers crossed). I had to face up to the reality that I needed to do more planning and adjustments to the pattern, that I’ll do once I finish this fushia trial.

I will finish this new dress pattern and then try a new jacket pattern – more stress even with the normal adjustments. In the meantime, there are a couple of knit tops that I also want to fit in.