And we have a winner!
The Vogue 1086 paired with the black/red J Crew silk/cotton voile!
This was part of The Monthly Stitch March challenge. I have missed a few challenges, but am happy to get started again!
I have already purchased my batiste linings for both the Tracy Reese dress and the Simplicity one and was thinking about getting started on this dress today, but my sweater knit fabric arrived last night and I am desperately in need of a white cardigan (where did all of my white cardis disappear to?), so I think I’m going to start on that today. Yesterday, I made Gertie’s slip pattern, which I’m going to wear for a nightgown. I’m not sure what I think about it as a slip as it’s jersey. I also don’t think my lace and color combo were that great (nude jersey and brown lace) and at the end, I kinda just rushed through it…… so I doubt I will show a photo of it. However, I have several yards of jersey and Gertie is having a slip sewalong next month, so I think I will participate in that. I do have some other stretch laces that are more appropriate and cuter and in the meantime, I’m going try to out the cami and panty patterns that came with the slip. I happen to have a lot of lingerie fabrics that I purchased last year to make lingerie and yet I have not done it ……
I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Jenny at Cashmerette. If you have not heard of it before (I believe it’s been going around for a while…), it’s an award for small blogs (less than 200 followers) to help gain exposure. Thank you, Jenny! 🙂
First, I answer five questions given by Jenny, offer five facts and then nominate five bloggers.
- When did you start sewing, and why? I started sewing when I was about 5 or 6 (possibly younger). I have always been crafty and I watched my grandma and my mom sew, so they gave me little hand-sewing projects to do. I first made pillows and clothing for my Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids and then when I was about 9 or 10, my grandma showed me how to use her Pfaff and my first project was a skirt. I started sewing because I have always been in to making things — I did cross stitch, embroidery and latch hook all around that time as well. Now, I sew because I love to create garments for myself that are more unique and higher quality than RTW, plus the idea that I can make whatever I want is very appealing to me and the fact that anything I see in a magazine or online is something that I can create myself whether it’s a high end designer or a vintage make.
- What’s your favourite fabric store? As far as a brick and mortar store (although they also sell online) — it’s Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, followed closely by Stone Mountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. I can spend days in either and between the two of them, I can generally find any fabric I want. I also love a deal though and unless it’s a specific fabric that I want that I can’t find anywhere else of the same quality, I often buy online from Fabric Mart — which would be my favorite online fabric store.
- What’s the one thing you want to sew but are secretly afraid to start? I mentioned above about my stash of lingerie fabrics. I think I may be afraid to start making a bra….. I have two kits, a pattern and plenty of fabric and embellishments and yet I haven’t made one yet.
- What’s your favourite TNT pattern? I actually had to google “TNT”…. it means “tried and true.” 🙂 That’s a tough one. I have made several dresses with Simplicity 2444 (which I retired) and I love and plan to make more dresses from the Colette Hawthorn and the Sewaholic Cambie and currently I am crushing on Butterick 5982.
- What’s your sewing motto? I don’t think I have one, but I guess it might be: “You can always rip it out and start over.”
Five Facts about Me
- I have lived in four US states (CA, SD, GA, UT) and visited all but two (HI & AK), but have yet to travel outside of North America (also travelled to Mexico and Canada) — a fact I plan to rectify soon.
- I used to play the bass guitar.
- Half of my family lives on the other side of the world (Tonga, New Zealand, Australia). And no, I have not been to visit, YET, although they come here to CA occasionally.
- I have degrees in archaeology, anthropology, history and animal science.
- I used to compete in roping and cutting competitions. (if you aren’t aware, this involves riding horses and roping or herding cattle)
And my Liebster Award nominees!
- Nessa of Nessa’s Place
- Laurie of Sew Exhausted
- Diane of Marguerite Designs
- Rebecca of Sew Pomona
- Kelly of Flowercat Designs
And my five questions for my nominees:
- What is your absolute favorite fabric to work with?
- What is your favorite garment that you’ve made?
- If you designed a print fashion fabric, what would the theme of it be?
- What was the first thing you ever sewed?
- What is your least favorite aspect of sewing?
I can’t wait to read your answers! And please check out the nominees! I love these ladies and their blogs!