Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Self-drafted Apron

Using scraps from the Market Bag and Hot Pads, a matching apron was in order.  I wanted something simple so drafted this on my own.  Turned out pretty cute.

Black and silver bra

This is the last bra I plan to make for a while.  Famous last words.  Love the fabric which is black knit with shiny silver flowers.  While bras are not too difficult to sew once you have the pattern fitted, they are tedious as none of the seams are very long.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

White bras

One of my first projects with the new sewing furniture was to complete two white bras.  One is out of tricot and the other out of cotton knit.  The knit one is a lot easier to sew on and they are both comfortable.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

New sewing furniture

I haven't been sewing lately because I have been working on a major organizing project for my sewing room. The local sewing store had a sale on Koala furniture and I decided it was a good time to move the sewing machine and serger off Costco plastic tables.  Furniture arrived yesterday so now it is time to get back to sewing.  While the delivery service did take the furniture out of the box and place it in the room, they didn't install the corner top and shelves.  Luckily the instructions were pretty good and I was able to get everything put together.  Love the new furniture and can't wait to get time to put it to use.  The good news is that the sewing room is really cleaned out and organized.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Black and White Polka Dot Bra

I took Ann St. Clair's bra making class a few years ago and have been making my bras since then.  Making my own bras enables me to get a custom fit and lets me have very fun bras that aren't always available in larger sizes in ready to wear.  This bra is made from the Queen Bra Elite pattern.  It is one the kits she sells and I think it cost me $16.00 for the kit.  Love the polka dots.