Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Resource Library: Favorites

I love reading blogs and catching up on posts before bedtime.
There are so many posts that I love and like to revisit and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.
 
I was surprised to find out that the headquarters is so close to Fabric Mart!
R.I.P. Lilly!

This is a great tutorial on how to wallpaper your wall with a projector and sharpie!
How cute would this be in a child's room or as a fun accent wall or hallway?
(It's easier than it looks!)

I love making pretty fashionable pieces that I wouldn't wear everyday. But then I run into a problem.
I have nothing to wear to my day job. It doesn't seem like such a bad thing until you are actually in the position of deciding whether to wear pajamas to work because the only thing in your closet are party dresses. And as fun as it would be to wear party dresses to work, lugging bolts of fabric up and down stairs just doesn't really permit such attire.
 
 
 
I personally signed up for Me-Made-May to attempt to wear more of my sewing projects as well as create more pieces to fill in the holes in my wardrobe.
It might be a little late to sign up with So, Zo for this challenge, but you could always try to challenge yourself!
 
The Stitching Odyssey wrote a little post about her frustration with sewing lately.
I know I personally get a little upset when I spend a lot of time on a piece and it comes out a dud. Ill-fitted, uncomfortable, the zipper breaks, etc.
She states in this post that she is not doing the Me-Made- May challenge due to her current mishaps in sewing.
 
But I am going into the challenge with opposite feelings.
I want to work on getting better at create items that fit me the first time I make them. I will be taking my time to do the muslin and fit the garment to me first before cutting my good fabric.
I will also take my time fixing up some of the items I have made. Maybe they just need a new hem, or a less puffy sleeve, or to be taken in at the waist.
 Here goes nothing! - Katie
 
 
What has been your favorite post lately?

2 comments:

  1. I suffer from the "party dress" syndrome, too. Those kind of clothes are just more fun to make---and the fabric is more fun to buy. Alas, life is so casual these days. How can we make casual dressing more fun?

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  2. I LOVE to make dresses! I am a stay at home woman with my own sewing business. I hate to wear shorts in the summer. My closet is filled with dresses, mostly easy care knit. I wear them all summer long. They are more fun to make. People always ask me why I am dressed up. I do it for comfort. I always tell my friends I was born in the wrong era. Sewing is in my blood. I, too, have mishaps in sewing. I usually put them aside and when I am in the mood I go back and try to fix the wrong. Sometimes it does not work. When that happens I just reconstruct it into something else if at all possible. I hate waste.

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