Where is the time going?! It's almost October already? Oy!
I've been doing some sewing, but not much blogging. My intentions are good, but in reality...um...well. Yeah. =)
Let's get on with the updates. First I had the awesomest of awesome visitors to my house yesterday. Kyle and Anne stopped by after attending the American Sewing Expo. Their visit was pure joy! I loved watching them raid my closet and try on the clothes I made!
Kyle is wearing New Look 6897 skirt and looking for more to try on! Anne is wearing Jalie 2559 and looks fantastic! The jacket fits her perfectly! I tired on Anne's Motor City Express jacket and will probably sew that for Round 3 of the PR Sewing Bee - an experience about which I have yet to blog!
Then came the big moment: Kyle and Anne saw my sewing space and fabric stash! Kyle had me laughing when she first entered the basement. She had to stop and take it all in!! LOL Anne counted 31 bins of fabrc; I stopped counting after 24. In my defense, one bin is full of lining, so that doesn't count. Another bin is full of leather scraps. So really, I only have 29 bins. =)
We were treated to two demos by Kyle: joining the edges of piping and inserting a zippered pocket - the prelude to making welt pockets.
I asked about the piping because of this dirty little secret:
I knew there had to be a better way to make these ends neater. Kyle showed us her process.
I took video of her process, but it appears to be too big to upload through Blogger. When I use her technique (believe me I will!), I will try to explain it clearly. It's genius!
She also showed us how to make zippered pockets. Y'all know I have a fear of welt pockets and she and Anne both said if I can make a zippered pocket, welt pockets were not that difficult.
I might push myself to add welt pockets to my upcoming jacket. I have to do several practice pockets first before I cut into my fabric. Good grief!
Anne and Kyle also brought gifts. How sweet is that?!
|Cute sewing tote from Anne.|
|Labels that point to the reality of my sewing from Kyle.|
I had a great time with Anne and Kyle yesterday. They were so much fun to have around and I laughed and learned a lot! Thank you both for a wonderful day!
On the sewing front, I made some embellished jeans for the PR contest, am currently stumbling through a McCall's cardigan, and thinking about what to do for a lined jacket. More soon!
Until next time, peace!