Thursday, January 14, 2010

First sewing projects of 2010

Late last night I received an e-mail that my sewing machine had been shipped.  This morning when I checked on the tracking, it notified me that it will be arriving TOMORROW!  I thought I would at least have a weekend to prepare for the new addition, but I'm excited none the less!  I cannot wait to start jumping into some of my sewing projects that have literally been piling up on my sewing table. 

First: BuiltByWendy Skirt pattern from my Sew U book.  I'm doing a muslin first, which I'm really never one to do a muslin, seriously.  But I want to make sure that I'm doing this correct and taking my time.  Once the muslin is complete, watch out.  Then I will do the skirt in an actual wearable fabric.

Although in the picture the fabric looks more wild hot pink, its actual more of a cranberry color.  I want to either make this into a pencil skirt or a mini skirt using the BuiltByWendy pattern.  This will be my second zipper (my first zipper will be on the muslin).  I am really excited about using this corduroy and wearing this corduroy!  Not excited about the zipper though.

My next project will mostly use my serger, which will be the first project I have done on my serger!  I am going to make Dress C out of this amazing bamboo black jersey.

Clearly the picture doesn't do this fabric justice.  I honestly can't wait to wear it once it is finished.  But I haven't even cut it out yet!

My mom gave me this fabric because she wasn't sure what she would do with it.  I think it would be great to make an apron with, and maybe one of the bags from my Lotta Jansdotter Simple Sewing book.

Here are the first projects that I am going to do with my new sewing machine.  I can't wait to show you the finished results.


  1. ugh! lady! you're seriously giving me sewing machine withdrawal symptoms! I'm going to have to order the same one you did. my own machine has been broken for (i'm SO ashamed to say) almost 2 years now!!!! :( saddest thing i've said all day...
    i want that apron you're going to make. haha :)
    keep these sewing adventure posts coming. i love them. :)

    OH... p.s. i texted Rob (Blackledge) a few weeks ago because i was in Krogstein (kroger?) and his song was playing!!! i probably looked like an idiot. i said those dreadful words, "I KNOW HIM!!! OH MY GOSH! Aaron, that's ROB singing!!!"

    haha. so ridiculous. :)

  2. I admire people who sew. I would never have the patience for that!

  3. Love Built by Wendy patterns. Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Ooooh ... I wish I could sew! Is it too late to learn?!



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