Monday, March 31, 2014

A little magenta in my life

So after coming up with my new sewing plan, I decided to go off course and sew up a dress I had already cut out of a fun and bright magenta polyester fabric I had picked up at a thrift store when I was home in Michigan over the holidays.  I used a Burda pattern, but did not include the pockets because I wanted to do french seams, since the fabric was super ravel-prone and I wasn't feeling confident enough to try out my serger yet.  It came out a bit too much like something from the maternity department, but I was happy with the finishing of it.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Trees!

I just had to share this awesome mug I ran across on Etsy today:

It brought back some good memories of watching Bob Ross painting his happy trees, and who doesn't like to smile on a Friday morning?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sewing with a plan

I've been doing a lot of wardrobe organization and style planning lately, and have been attempting to tame my schizophrenic color palette a bit. I first tried to figure out my color season, even going so far as to buy the infamous "Color Me Beautiful" book and color swatches, but I am hopeless and cannot tell if I'm cool or warm, dark or light.  It might have helped if I actually knew what my natural hair color was, but oh well.  I'm just going to assume I'm very neutral and everything looks good on me.  Sounds like a good plan, right?  I did try and narrow down the colors I love a bit, and came up with this palette:

With this in mind, I decided to prioritize my sewing list (which is long enough to take me at least a few years), oh, and buy a lot more fabric, of course.  I didn't intend for the vast majority of my purchases to be in the black/white family, but I did need to increase my neutral category quite a bit.  Also, apparently it's impossible to buy a black/white striped tee.  Every striped tee I could find was navy/white, and while navy is in my palette, black is by far my neutral of choice, so I figured might as well sew them instead.  Anyway, below is my current project list, which includes a lot of knits so I can finally get around to learning how to use my serger!  

capri pants     

   knit dress of some sort

knit tee

knit tee


knit tee

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