Monday, January 5, 2009

My Sewing Mojo Is Gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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.

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Anonymous said...

Oh Lesa, that is a beautiful jacket. I can't believe you just did that all on your own, no pattern. WONDER WOMAN for sure. I also really liked your bag. Can't wait to see more.

Laura said...


That coat is absolutely gorgeous! I'm amazed too that you made that whole thing with no pattern! I think you could definitely sell a coat like that!

Great job on the purse too - you always amaze me with your creativity!

Sheila said...

I agree you did a fantastic job on the trench coat and double congrats on creating your own version.

Melissa said...

Oh Wow! You have been busy. I just love that jacket. :)

T. Joi said...

I LOVE the jacket. Great job.

Opal said...

I love the jacket and you have some really great goals set for yourself......

Susan said...

That jacket is fabulous! I like everything there is about it. The jeans-to-purse creation is amazing,too.

Sewuptight said...

That jacket is just marvelous! I really like it. Good job.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You do magick with a sewing machine!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

The bag is too adorable and I love your jacket it fits you to a T. Also, I got that sewing bible book from my sister in law for Xmas. Very nice book, wish it was abit more advanced, but it's great to have.

Aminat said...

Your jacket and bag are so gorgeous. What a lovely jacket without using pattern, you are so talented. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I hope to be better like you great sewist out there.

Christina said...

The trench coat is amazing!! It looks awesome on you! The purses are great too.

Great resolutions! I'm hoping to do more sewing this year!

Cennetta said...

Happy New Year! Great job of the coat and bag. It looks like the mojo was in over drive and only needs a little break. lol

God blessings for a prosperous year.

Tanya said...

You always amaze me. I can only attempt really basic things without a pattern I probably would never attempt something like that without a pattern. I love the purse too. Wishing you all the best in 09 I'm sure you will meet all your resolutions.

C. Dishmey said...

You mean it WAS gone. You kicked toosh with your bag and jacket!!

Lisa H. said...

Your trench coat is fabulous.The restyled bag is really cool.I'm glad you got your sewing mojo back.What a great recovery.