Friday, November 30, 2012


...just to prove I haven't given up blogging! I keep trying to figure out how I found the time to do this when I first started blogging. Well, whatever time I used then, it's gone now! My job is overwhelming this year and my kid's schedules are getting busier. Anyway...I have done some sewing, some fabric shopping, a lot of planning, and not much, but some, picture-taking. Here's some of the pieces I've finished and photo'd.
My first Hot Patterns garment. It doesn't look so great up close. Well, it's just a couple of things that most people wouldn't notice but we that sew know....(button placement is wrong, one of the cuffs buttons the wrong way, sleeves are too long.)

LOVE these pants. I don't think I've ever had a pair that fits like that in the back. It's Vogue 8751 fitted using Peggy Sager's pants fitting method from this webcast. I have another pair of pants using a Simplicity pattern and the same method with similar good results. No pix yet though.

This is Butterick 5566 and the fabric is leftover from a jacket I made. It's a reversible wool denim and with the dark side on top and lighter side on the bottom.

That's about it for the completed projects. Here are a few other miscellaneous pix.

A fun evening! Deepika was in the area to film an episode of It's Sew Easy and Janie had a get-together so we could all meet IRL (honest, I wasn't the only one there ;)

Don't blink, you might miss it! This is my one and only attempt at a quilt. When HGTV was still very new to me I was inspired by one of the shows hosted by Alex Anderson and set out to make my own watercolor quilt. That was 15 years ago (gulp) and what you see is what I did. This summer I decided to donate it to my church and see if the quilting group can finish it off.

Thanks to all of you that still find time to blog! I continue to be inspired by you. Happy sewing to you all!

The Dangers of Sewing.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Even if you're not blogging it's good to know that you're still sewing! The pieces are very nice!

Dana said...

Thanks Carolyn!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

"(button placement is wrong, one of the cuffs buttons the wrong way, sleeves are too long.)"

Oh man, I think we can all relate to that, especially the cuff part!

The fit on those pants is sensational! You definitely deserve a few more pairs.

Linda T said...

Great fitting pants! I just love watching Peggy and have learned so much from her webcasts.