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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My latest project

Last night or rather at 2 a.m. I was up readying my pattern for my next project. I made my usual FBA and wide, high round back adjustment. Did I mention I needed to be at work at 8 a.m. You know how it is when your sewing mojo goes into overdrive. I'm making the jacket out of the fabric on the right which is a polyester shantaung. The fabric on the left with all the ornate embroidery is 100% silk and will be used for the skirt. But wait...the skirt"fabric" is actually a skirt that I purchased two years ago at Avenue for $5. It's a size 26. I wear a size 14 so I am just going to use it as a piece of fabric and make a skirt. There is no way I could have bought that "fabric" cheaper than $5. Aren't we sewers resourceful ? The bottom better shows the actual color. I'll be working on my test garment tonight and tomorrow and cutting the fabric Friday. I'm a woman with a plan!




Tip: Forty-one cent buttonhole

Have you ever tried making a buttonhole when the button would not easily fit into your buttonhole attachment because of shape or thickness? Do what I do. I keep forty-one cents, a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny on my sewing table. When it's time to make a buttonhole I grab the coin that is closest in size to the button and insert it into the buttonhole attachment. The coins are flat and fit perfectly. I've been doing it for years without any mishaps.

9 comments:

  1. First of all, those fabrics are beautiful. How clever of you to buy a large skirt and use it for a piece of fabric.

    Thank you for the tip on the buttonholer. Why don't you submit that to Threads magazine?

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  2. I love the fabric you're using for you new project. Can't wait to see it done. The buttonhole tip is great, I'll be using that one. Your mojo is in overdrive...I wish I could get mine in gear, somehow I keep stalling.

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  3. Great fabric. I've had that pattern for such a long time and it's still uncut. Watch me want to make it when I see yours done (lol). I'm going to get forty-one cents out of my wallet right now!

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  4. You are so smart. I never would have thought of using coins to put in the buttonhole attachment. I can't wait to see that jacket made up in that beautiful fabric. You are also so smart to buy a larger skirt and cut it down!!I'm learning so many tricks of the trade from you and other bloggers.

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  5. Forty one cent is a great tip. I too have bought two identical skirts and made them over, one became a matching tank top. I call it my $6.00 outfit.

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  6. Love your blog. Will be thinking about you during your surgery and radiation. You can do it.

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  7. Thanks for posting. I'm praying with you about the surgery Wednesday. I've got my 41 cents on my sewing table!

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  8. I will add an extra prayer for you on Wednesday!! Let us hear from you as soon as you feel like it so we know how you are doing.

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  9. Wao, I love the 41 cent tip, what a great idea. Can't wait to see your jacket sure will be stunning. As you go in for surgery on Wednesday, may the healing power of Almight God touch every part of your body and may you find favour always. Thanks for your comment on my blog and have a lovely week

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