My sewing mojo hit me in a flash. On New Years after writing my post on my blog I realized that that post probably have been like my 2nd post ever without pictures and it looked oh so different to not have a update on anything wow. So I put my sewing into over-kill after checking out a bunch of my blogger friends that sews it helped me to get inspired so I worked my butt off.
First I wanted to do me a 2009 resolution.
Crochet Resolution for 2009
To design/create and write a couple of projects
To work on wearables more
To improve on my crocheting stills
To complete 3 full size afghans this year
Complete what I start at least try to
Sewing Resolution for 2009
I want to work more on my tailoring when it comes to jackets/coats
To sell wearables for all sizes and sell handbags on etsy
To start sewing more baby items
To entry into more sewing contests online and off line
Work on improving sewing jeans with zippers
Sew for my new home as in decorating sewing
My personally Resolution for 2009
Lose weight of course that probably is a lot of peoples goal
To finish at least 2 books a month
To get into knitting a little more
To get a home/change locate
Be a great mom of course
Now off to my sewing projects.
First wanted to do a recycle/reuse project.
Where I take these jeans and make it into a purse.
Here go the jeans I used
Purse picture 1
Zipper open of purse
Also the strap is on by 2 buttons on each sides of the purse size is 7/8 color blue. There is also a purple zipper for closure zipper measures in 7 inches long.
Inside fabric is cotton purple.
This here is my own design no pattern followed.
Ok I know you all probably remember when I started this awhile back but, didn't have the mojo to finish it until now.
Here is where I was about a month in a half ago.
I worked on my trench jacket for the pass 2 days so that I could go ahead and complete it and get it off my sewing table. I was amazed at how well it turned out. I was like oh wow why I didn't finish this sooner.
This jacket is most likely to wear when the spring hits because due to it been light weight.
Front view again
Pattern Description: Gray light weight jacket
Pattern Sizing: plus size 2x
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Didn't follow a pattern done, by me using a own jacket as my guideline.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Now instructions to follow I just used what I know about sewing and went with it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the way I did this. For me to have not follow a pattern it totally came out just like I wanted it to.
Fabric Used: Laundere cotton or Twiller, cotton for inside lining, I also used 8 buttons size 1 1/4 4 of the buttons was used to button up the jacket the other 4 was used to put on the outside of the 4 pockets for a little design to the jacket.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: There wasn't any alterations since this was my own.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would totally sew this again. I have plans in sewing this again but, used a thicker fabric like wool to make a coat instead of a jacket.
Conclusion: I loved how this came out. I will wear this around spring time since this is light weight it will work up better during the spring time. I like how it fit. I am totally proud of myself. Learning as I go. People have been amazed that I didn't have a pattern for this.
Show off some books I got for inspiration.:)
Also this is what I have to work on this week.
My sister a baby bag. She is having a girl next month and she has her baby shower this Saturday on her birthday so I was like oh wow let me get started on her a baby bag. She picked out the fabric so I have to work with what I have. Going to change up the pattern a bit because somethings about the pattern I don't really like.
So stay tune to the update on this latest baby bag.
Also I have another recycle/reuse project up my sleeve. My mom want me to cut up a old dress that she never liked that was giving to her as a gift. She wants a purse so I decided to do a recycle again just for her.
Other then that, that is all. No crochet update. Only been doing a little bit of crocheting on my afghan for my bed from time to time but, not much progress at least not just yet will totally keep everyone updated on that as time flies.
Everyone take care have a great week. I know I will. Thanks for visiting my blog reading about my life, my hobbies and so on.:)