Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A new machine is en route to my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hip hip hooray!
hip hip hooray!
hip hip hooray!

I ordered a Singer Talent today!
I should have it by April 11

We'll see what I can do when I have more features...

Monday, March 28, 2011

better modeling ; )

Sew I realized that if I am aiming for fashion I should take more fashionable pictures. I'm asking my "photographer" to help me and will try not to jump the gun and take pictures looking like an old spinster haha
Instead I will try to keep my composure, put my excitement aside, and take the time to properly represent my wardrobe

Here I am, all dolled up and ready to leave to work in my awesome new outfit:

Now it is time for bed sew I must put my excitement away and catch some Zz's
I have a busy 2 weeks ahead of me...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Updated Project List...

2011 projects (in no particular order):
(wowwie! i finished 2 list projects today =)
yo-yo rosette necklace
pencil skirt my first pencil skirt
necklace hanger
embroidered hoop
sewing machine dust cover
tea wallet  i finished my tea wallet
dog kennel cover
grocery bag holder corraled my grocery bags

Finally.... My first pencil skirt

Today is sew glorious! For starters: I didn't need to take any migraine medicine. That in itself was a huge gift! Then I finished my first pencil skirt which included my first zipper in clothing and 2 darts =/. And to top it all off I destashed some fabric to make a cute cherry headband and a "sock" to hold my plastic bags... Sew for starters I will show off my long awaited pencil skirt.

Amazingly I made this skirt using a fabric remnant I got at Joann's for 50% off... isn't that rad!

Sew I was really struggling trying to figure out how to sew darts in. I couldn't do it without getting this awful bubble... I tried and tried time after time last night until 230am before i decided it would be better to just go to sleep.

I posted this picture in a forum on and asked for help. After some help and research I got the skirt much smoother on the bottom. So I adjusted what was necessary and finished off my top hem this afternoon. Here's my finished product:

(notice the smoother backside)

here is a close up of the zipper. I did very well in keeping everything straight and in place

I added a mini slit in the back center

I am super in love with my new skirt! and i feel my confidence growing to keep a new wardrobe flowing

in my surfing I found a tutorial for this cute little headband and made this today as well

it only took a scrap of fabric! it was sew quick and easy

i plan on making another wrap skirt next and taking pictures step by step to make you all a tutorial

now i have to skiddadle and get ready for the work week ahead... *sigh*

FInally Corraled My Grocery Bags...

I finally got sick of the plastic grocery bags floating all over the pantry and decided to make a nice home for them...
The best part was I didn't buy anything... I had everything I needed in my stash.
It only took me about 20 mins and now I smile when I pass it in the kitchen

p.s. I love the ruffles <3

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

finished another purse order

I have been sew busy trying to make all the orders that came in for purses during the purse swap I was involved in. Slowly but surely I have filled some orders all of the same exact purse...
I was sew excited to do this particular purse because it was special order: same idea different dimensions.

it is approx 13x18x5

i put 3 pockets on the front since it is sew much wider

it is kind of hard to see but it is lined in black cotton fabric with bitty little white polka dots

Things have been pretty crazy lately and I have been trying to kick start this mini business but keeping up has proved difficult. I guess that waiting is part of ordering a made to order purse though.

i still have to fill orders for 4 purses, 1 wallet, and 2 snack bags

in between it all I am working on making myself a new wardrobe and with that comes more orders =D
This is exciting! I sew hope I can keep up when school starts

Saturday, March 19, 2011

it's time...

i have bought a few zippers...
fabric is going in the wash...
time to make a pencil skirt...

Monday, March 14, 2011

fun with yo-yos

in my constant need to be crafting these days i did a mini project tonight. i am way too tired to start anything big, so i decided to take a stab at sewing a yo-yo. it came out just perfectly sized for a hair clip.

i added a star button and bobby pin and voila!
now i have to build an outfit around it for tomorrow hahaha

i was also comparing seam from the 3 garments i have made and couldn't help but laugh... you can tell i am improving:

all the garments are turned inside out to show the seams...
the one on the left is the pj shorts i made a while ago... the seams stayed together but frayed everywhere when i washed them (oops lol)
the one on the right  is the skirt i made early last week ... i was getting better but still couldnt figure out how to hide the fraying
and in the middle is the skirt i finished yesterday... looking pretty professional =D

i have had one BUSY day and this whole time change is throwing me off so i am going to sleep now
nitey nite

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My new Totally Rad Fuschia cheetah Wrap Skirt

I am seeeeeeeeew excited about this skirt!
I bought this fabric years ago with the intention of making an awesome skirt...
Best thing is... I can wear it at work without breaking dress code and I will still feel like myself
The hardest thing for me moving to a conservative area in Texas from good ol' SoCal was fitting in to my environment without losing who I am...

 Now I do not have a full tutorial to follow but I do have some pictures of different stages
I will definitely be making another one of these skirts and will make a full tutorial for you then...

I had to iron about 3 yards of fabric. I must admit... Never in my life have I touched an iron as much as I do now that I am sewing hahah

I cut out a trapezoid newspaper pattern to fit my measurements

I traced the pattern 3 times onto my fabric with tailors chalk

I cut the segments out with my handy dandy rotary cutter
(didn't slice any of myself this time... thank goodness!)

At the point of this picture all 3 segments were sewn together and I was hemming the bottom... I added some ric-rac for detail

Here is a close-up of  my seams... they are getting sew much more professional. This is called a french seam and was explained to me on one of my posts on I loooove that site! I dont think I could make it this far without it. Sew many people sharing ideas and knowledge.

Look how long the skirt is across my full size bed

a close up of the draw string because i am proud of my work there

I laid out the skirt for a photo but its proved hard to get the right color... too much flash in some not enough in others... oh well. let me asure you it is fuschia

and here i am.... super proud of my new skirt from Lily Bean Boutique
i am definitely wearing this tomorrow!

The purse I finished last week...

I made another reversible purse. All details are the same except the fabric choices...

I have a few more purse orders to fill in this style...

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I just made a rad pink cheetah wrap skirt
tomorrow i will add some darts in the back and then post pix
this was also my first buttonhole in a garment

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some pix of my first skirt...

Sew FINALLY i have made a skirt! i have been wanting to make a skirt fo seeeeeeeeew long but it has intimidated me to the max! i found a super easy pattern last night and even had everything i needed to make it ASAP... so i stayed up until it was done and wore my skirt with pride today. It is an elastic waistband (still scared of zippers lol). I got the tutorial from this blog and just tweaked what was needed for my sizing. It was such an AMAZING feeling today wearing something i made..... sew here it is, my first skirt ever
perfect for spring/summer seasons

here is a close up of my top hem...

and my bottom hem

i cannot wait to make more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

holy schnikeez!

i just made my first skirt!
ill post pix tomorrow... it is past my bedtime

Friday, March 4, 2011


Finished off a crazy work week! Soooo stressful! Hoping to finish another purse by end of the weekend...