Monday, April 28, 2008

I wanted to check in to let you know that I have been busy with other projects and haven't been working on my Chanel jacket. I will work on it this week and post an update, but I have kind of lost interest. The jacket is lined and it is not working out as well as I had hoped. I will finish it and post photos, though. Until then.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I wanted to add that I was on a sewing tear this weekend. I hemmed up my skinny pants, fixed the curtains that the cats shredded, and fixed my bra that needed the elastic re-worked. Everything, it seems, except for working on my jacket. I did, however, get more thread so I am all set for sewing tomorrow night.
Well, I didn't get my Chanel type jacket finished in time to wear it. I just got bogged down in other stuff during the week. I also ran out of thread, so I have to go get more this morning. I wore my purple velvet jacket out last night and my hemmed-up skinny jeans (which finally fit!). I hemmed them up 11th hour but I think they turned out great.

I will continue to work on the jacket, then the rest of my pile looks as follows:
Pants, another Burda jacket, a dress from, and two skirts. I am going to start looking for a quick and easy shorts pattern to whip out several pairs of shorts in all kinds of colors. Summer is coming and I want to be ready. I am going to work on my motivation and get going to get all of this done.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I have been busy multi-tasking. I have been working on my purse. I had to break out the Simplicity Classic to sew the leather. It isn't perfect, but I consider it to be a learning experience.

But I had to stop so I could start work on my Chanel jacket. I want to wear it next week for my birthday. Here it is in mid-sew. I didn't have enough fabric for the face, so I am using part of the lining. Thanks mom for the tip!

Spring has sprung here in Toledo, so I have been wearing the jackets I made this past winter. I am not pleased with the way the Burda jacket turned out. I have the pattern cut out and ready with fabric from Vogue fabrics. I think I will make it next. I am hoping that I have learned enough that this one turns out better.

I went back and was re-reading some of the posts and wanted to add another chapter in the skinny jeans saga. I tried them on and they are now too big in the butt. So, I give up with them. I tried on my store bought ones and they now fit. I will be hemming the bottoms because they are a bit too long, but are totally wearable. I want to wear them with my Chanel jacket I am making for my birthday next week.