Monday, January 19, 2009

Sewing Like The Wind

I was very busy on my sewing machine last weekend. I needed to re-introduce myself to my family. I got the t-shirt finished. I really love the way it turned out. I want to make it again. I have a few fabrics in my stash that I'm thinking about using.

Instead of sewing the pleats, I used gathers, but I think mine looks really good. I'm not crazy about rayon lycra knits. It shows every bump and buldge, but you get the idea.

My next one will either be a poly lycra or a cotton lycra knit from my stash and I'll get started on it today. I finished my pattern draft for the CWC layered tunic.

I hope to get both of these cut out and sewn today. I'm working only 1/2 days next week so if I don't get them done, I can work on them this week. I'm actually enjoying using my stash.

As another entry to the Fabric Stash Contest, I made this Ottobre tunic top. I really like this pattern even though it has a slightly pregnant look on me. You can't tell so much because of the very busy print.

I almost forgot, Jacqui of Sweet Notions nominated me for the Kreative Blogger award. I would like to thank Jacqui for this thoughtful award. While I'm not as frequent a blogger as I'd like to be, I hope that I can do more sewing this year deserving of this award.

I've been awarded other award by wonderful bloggers in the past and I've forgotten to include them in my blog because I wasn't blogging very regularly. However I'm going to do better at posting so this should not be a problem anymore.

Here are the rules of the award~ 1. Copy the award to your site - 2. Link to the person from whom you received the award - 3. Nominate 7 other bloggers - 4. Link to those on your blog - 5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated. In no particular order I present this award to:

Bunny at La Sewista! who makes the most beautiful heirloom items.
Trina at The Slapdash Sewist who truly does sew like the wind.
Caitlin at Caityquilter who's life I can relate to in so many ways.
Michelle at Happilycaffinated who is a fairly new sewist and impressing me with everything new thing she sews.
Muffet at Eyelets in the Seams who is doing some great things with the Lutterloh pattern system.
Keely at Keelysews who loves to sew for her family and makes the most beautiful things from Ottobre Magazine.
Christina at Assorted Notions who keeps me in touch with what the younger crowd is wearing these days and has a real sense of style of her own.


  1. Wow! Do I love this red top. Your drafting skills just amaze me, Sherril. Looks great on you.

  2. And thank you so so much for the nomination. Greatly appreciated, Sherril!

  3. I *ADORE* your tops, the red one especially. The gathers are way better than the pleats in the RTW version. Where'd you get that red jersey? I'd love to get my mitts on some.

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am honored! I really love the way your red top turned out. I think your gathers are nicer than the original, and it's such a great look for a t-shirt. That red is a really flattering color for you, too.

  5. I love the gathers so much better than the pleats! I can't wait until I can copy RTW (though I'm pretty sure it will be a long wait.)

  6. LOVE that red top. Your look fantastic!


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