Thursday, October 27, 2011

Small Projects

Let's address some things.

I haven't been sewing very much. Since moving to Portland and becoming single (yes) I've had more to do and more people to meet. I've actually been able to make friends which is something I wasn't able to do at all in Utah for the whole year I lived there. I've also gotten involved in the design community here which is also something that Utah lacked.

So I've been busy.

Another thing, the camera I used to use to take beautiful pictures never belonged to me. It belonged to my ex. So now I take really shitty photos. BUT I'm getting the iPhone 4s tomorrow in the mail and the camera is supposed to be EXCELLENT. It'll suffice until I have some dough to drop on a camera.

So here's what I've been up to:

A green shirt made from fashion-show-leftover-fabric found at Wal-Mart ($5 for a whole bolt!). It's strange. It's mint. It's sheer. I'm not sure I like it.

AND I altered a pair of my pants into skinny jeans. They were initially supposed to be skinny jeans but when I bought them in 2006, I was not all that sure skinny jeans were going to take off. Or that I'd like them. Or that they are sort of necessary for petite women without curves. So I bought a size up.

Now these bad girls are rock-and-roll ready.

Before: (blurry, yes. left side is old pant leg. right side is new)

After: LEGSSSS!!!!!

Whew..felt good to blog. I have no work today and tomorrow and I'm planning on sewing so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Samples In!

Spoonflower was WAY fast this time. I ordered last week and got my samples the following week. They must have been able to shorten production time which is great for me because now I'll be more inclined to order and update my shop.

So be prepared for some new wristlets, bags, and POSSIBLY some knit cowls!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I'm still alive, I promise. I've just had a week of vacation and then this week I'm sick, so I'm just barely alive.

I did sew last week and plan on starting a small project this week as well. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Black and White Ikat with Pockets

I was inspired by this tunic on Burdastyle last fall and it's taken until now to finally have my own version. I found the perfect fabric for it this summer and was thinking about the pocket situation for a while - wondering which sort of pocket I prefer. I'm really happy with the result, but not sure how much I like the craziness of the fabric yet...we'll see.

I AM thrilled though about the pockets being red and INSIDE and in the side seams. Quite the accomplishment for me.

Right!?! Pockets for everything from now on!