Saturday, May 10

Mad mojo.

This is what I worked on this week while resting. The pattern is really simple & easy but I just took my time. I like it. ONe thisn to noe, this is a junior sized pattern. I made a 15/16 which matched the size 14. Overall with the fabric and fluttery style, it feels "pretty." Maybe because hubby complimented me :-)

Simplicity 2942Made another McCall's 5388 Friday night (5/9)
Today, I made my first official button-down shirt! New Look 6732. This was a great pattern. Made button down blouse construction feel doable. I just need to work on buttonholes, but I plan on trying more of these kind of patterns so I'll get plenty of practice.
I like it! My button holes look a mess & the sleeve bands are a tad snug, but I'll be wearing this proudly.
How does the fit look? the only "alteration" I did was the placement of the buttons. to avoid gaping at the bust.
I'm taking over half of the basement! I moved my desk down from our 9x11 foot "office". Now hubby's got his own room. It was too cramped for me. I got rid of the futon to make room for the desk. I'm working on getting rid of the now empty fish tank unless hubby puts some more fish in it. I put my sewing machine on a little table next to the desk in TV viewing position and left the serger in the craft armoire. (under the scarves are my photo printer and scanner)

Got the "Sew Essentials" cutting table from Joann. It has been a great tool although I had trouble putting it together. RIght now I have two 24x36 inch foldable mats on it, that are "working" it would be nice to have one foldable mat that fits the table. I also added storage baskets to hold my weights, marking and cutting tools and band aids.
Next up Kiddo's clothing...

8 comments:

Everyday Sewist said...

I'm glad you like your new table. I love my Jo-Ann's table. I don't know how I ever sewed without it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like your button down blouse...you have some patterns that I hadn't checked out before and made really cute items from! I love your new sewing set up! My table has fabric around it to hide all the things underneath it...it was becoming an eyesore so its kewl to see the baskets underneath it!

Christina said...

Mad mojo is right, you have been busy! I like all of these tops. Congrats on your first button down shirt :)

gold said...

The tops look great!!
I am loving your sewing room.

Alpa said...

I'm so jealous of your table! You have me so excited about the first top, I have the pattern too, but since i'm a complete beginner the directions looked SCARY, lol! The button down is awesome too :)

Leora Louise said...

You are gonna love working on that table. Honestly, I have never seen a foldable mat sized for it. My mat is perfect sized to cover it but I'm too lazy to move the mat off. I just iron my patterns and plastic right over the top of the mat since I use some quilters cotton inbetween the iron and pattern. Yeah, I'm lazy. I don't even remove the mat to install the ironing pad thing when I need to tackle yardage LOL. It just goes on top as well. Have a great day, N!!

fly tie said...

lol @ "This is what I worked on this week while resting." uuum..working is not resting. lol! i'm the same way,though.

i see the gallons of water down by the table. you got a refrigerator and bathroom down there?? if so, you're set! ha ha!

Cennetta said...

Work your mojo! Everything looks beautiful.