So, as the title suggests, it has indeed been a busy little life lately. I have been trying to get lots of little sewing projects done in between the have-to's of this life, so here goes!:
It's still pretty chilly in the mornings and late evenings here in NorCal, so I decided to make the Desmond Jacket from Shwin Designs. (LOVE THEM!The patterns are so easy to follow and the results are always perfect!) I used a bottom-weight solid red for the coat and the cutest little superhero/comic book style quilters cotton for the lining. And... I AM IN LOVE!! I secretly wake up hoping for cooler weather so that I can make him wear it! Not that it takes much convincing, he loves it too! (which is the most important part)
And here's a peak at the lining:
After that, I figured I had better get something going for my daughter... she can be the jealous type, especially when it comes to clothes! My inspiration came from the Emerald challenge of the Sew-Vivor competition over at FamilyEverAfter blog. (check it out... it's AWESOME!) The entry is from Jen of A Jennuine Life :
GORGE! Right? I love it. So I decided to do a last-minute sew-along with some clearance fabric I found at my local Beverly's. Unfortunately, due to a miss-calculation, I had a "make it work" moment. (LOVE YOU, TIM GUNN!)
Do you see what happened? I THOUGHT I measured the correct length for a natural waist bodice, but when I had the bodice constructed and went to place the sash... OOPS! It was about 3-4" too short! The sash would have to go across the bust and arm holes! YIKES! So, like I said, bodice fully constructed with button loops and buttons, so we just make it work. I cut the sash in pieces and just sewed it to the front and back folding it into the inside at the arm holes.
I still think it's pretty darn cute.
And Shelby likes it too, so that's a plus!
My next adventures in sewingland are taking me back to knits. I love em. Can't help it. Found some AWESOME knits on Girl Charlee.com , so I will be doing some hoodies and tshirts for Drake and this little cutie has caught my eye for Shelbs:
And I am truly terrible at sketching, but this has been dancing around in my head, so I had to get it out onto paper... at least until I figure out what fabrics I want to make it out of! (Again, excuse the AWFUL drawings... Sadly, I DO NOT draw.)
(I drew the "front" on the right first, then the "back". I did the strip work WAY too perfect in the "front" drawing.)
So, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO!?