Taffy Blouse Remix

After my first attempt at the Taffy Blouse didn’t turn out so perfectly (my fabric stretched and the final top was was too big), I decided to give it another go.  The new one still isn’t perfect, but it is a big improvement from the first one.  I may just not be meant to work Read More …

Closure

I’ve been working on the fit of my Bombshell Bodice for a couple of weeks now (along with a few other projects of course).  I’ve got the fit almost perfect, so I figured it was time to find my zipper.  Lucky me, since I’m making a top instead of a dress, I need a separating Read More …

More Muslins

Over the last week, I’ve been working some more on my Bombshell Dress top.  I started with the first muslin that I made, which fit perfectly, except for the length.  Since I wanted it to be a top and not part of a dress, I needed to add a full 4 inches to the length. Read More …

It’s a Craftsy Class

I am currently taking my first ever Craftsy class, and I’m pretty excited about it.  For those of you who don’t know what Craftsy is, it is an online community where you can take video classes to learn new techniques, and create projects. I debated about taking the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class for Read More …

Taffy Blouse

It seems like all of my clothing projects start out the same way.  I haven’t yet decided if this makes it boring, or if it means I’m starting to see the method to creating clothing.  Either way, the first thing I did was pick out some excellent fabric for my blouse.  On the recommendation of Read More …

Back in the Groove

It started with a squeak and with every stitch a new one.  My machine is really due for a service. It’s to be expected with the large number of hours I’ve put on it recently. But the squeak wasn’t the only problem. The first major issue was when my bobbin started pulling multiple threads.  That Read More …

Shopping Spree

Every year my mom and I go shopping for my birthday.  This year was no different, even if we did have to do it about a month after my actual birthday.  – Working on Kayla’s wedding, and life in general seems to keep most of my weekends booked – but we finially both got a Read More …