~ 6 shirts DONE
~ Three pants DONE
~ Jacket DONE!!!!
Wanna see the jacket????? You know you do ;o)
You see, I write my posts during my middle of the night feedings, and I typed that last section Wednesday night, projecting how much I could get done Thursday in order to post on Friday. I sewed together the cuffs for the jacket, I sewed together the two layers of hood, I then went to top stitch the hood and my needle BROKE, grumble grumble snifflefinx. This would not be a huge deal, but I broke another needle on Wednesday while going through way too many layers of khaki. I was down to one needle - a super slim voile needle, I put it in and the machine stopped sewing. As in, wont make a stitch in any fabric to save its life. I'm blaming the needle. So until I get more needles, or figure out what is wrong with my machine, I'm stuck with ALL the pieces of the jacket done and no way to connect them to one another (so frustrating to be so close and SOOOOOOOOOOO far away!).
So let's focus on what is done:
Khaki pants with cargo pocket, flat front/elastic waist, and cuffs
And the poor, poor jacket...
So, I spent my evening doing something else...
Those who know me know that I have a bit of a competitive streak. I love to play games (particularly Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and my new favorite Dominion) and I may even enjoy occasionally winning. I have noticed recently though that my normal sweet disposition whilst game playing has become a bit more aggressive since the arrival of my children. I tend to stuff my emotions during the day to keep a calm exterior for my kids, and it seems those emotions are boiling over onto my friends and family during more intense rounds of game play. Hmmmmmm, there must be a solution to this dilemma (I can't have everyone I know run for the hills when I need a game fix).
Enter: Project Run and Play. An online version of the ever popular Project Runway but for KIDS! And there is a sew along with prizes. So it is a competition, with no one I actually know, and only a computer screen to yell at when I view all the amazingly talented other entries and realize I don't stand a chance. WOHOOOOOO!!!!!
Every week has a theme, so I started sketching (my figure drawing skills are WAY out of practice)
week 2: Fashion Icon
Week One: Remix of a bias skirt
So, if my machine ever works again, the Suits are 100% back in the running. My Mom and sister both shared some wool suiting that they had left over in their own stashes... SCORE!
Sharing Some Love
Have you visited the flicker group? No???? What are you waiting for? There are already some amazing things being shared! Here are two of my favorites so far.
I just love that they are red, and that little fire engine is beyond cute!!!
Thanks Monkey See, Monkey Do
I love this simple dress that looks anything but simple. Black and white is always classic, and the fact that she made the dress, bag, flower pin, and bloomers(not shown) from her materials is awesome!
Thank You for sharing in the group Threading My Way
Click HERE to see and join the fliker group!
Had any sewing catastrophes of late??? Someone amuse me with your own horrendous tale of woe! Pretty Please.
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