Friday, 27 September 2013

First time failure

Well after weeks of refashioning, to get back into the swing of sewing, I finally made my first complete garment. Unfortunately it didn't go so well...

I made a sort of Sorbetto by Collette patterns - sort of because I took out the front pleat (I have two other tops with front pleats) and extended the shoulder because I'm not fond of sleeveless. This is a great little top with fabulous versions all over the blogosphere. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. I should hasten to add this has nothing to do with the pattern or instructions and everything to do with the fit on me. See what I mean?

Actually that picture doesn't do it justice. It is actually much worse...

Although to be fair I think some of those back wrinkles are from how I'm standing. But still there are obviously issues.

I made a size 18 based on my bust measurement. However, after much reading around I think that maybe I should have made a 14 with an FBA. So I am now doing extensive research into FBAs starting with this excellent tutorial  from Alison at i could make that! I'll let you know how I get on.....

Monday, 16 September 2013

Well it's certainly not white and boring

I was prompted to post this by Kristy's earlier post here. I recently bought a machine after nearly 30 years without one (best thing I've done in ages).

Many commenters noted that modern machines are all white and boring - well not if you live in Asia!

Happy sewing.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

So why Sew sew hot (updated)

A little explanation of the title might be in order. It is hot here ... all the time. Well technically there is a cool season but the temp still doesn't often drop below thirty. So as much as I love jackets and I really love reading about other people making them (and lots of other lovely warm and snuggly makes) there won't be any of that here. There will be lots of cotton and cool and comfortable.

Are you a hot climate sewing blogger? Please leave a link in the comments so that I can follow you.

This will be the last intro post, I promise. From now on it will be all about the sewing and will include photos because we all know they are the best bit incredibly informative.

Updated 1/10

I have been inspired by my sewing machine (and not having ever been inspired by the original blog title) and so have changed the blog title to Creating my own happiness...

See the post Not so white and boring for the source of inspiration. Let's hope it continues to inspire (but more in a sewing kind of way).

Claiming my blog on Bloglovin

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So I have lurked for a while and now it's time to leap in.

I haven't sown for nearly 30 years but am really enjoying getting back into it. I have been tremendously inspired by so many wonderful bloggers  and by the generosity and kindness I have witnessed while lurking. Basically I want to be a part of the truly lovely sewing blogosphere. So I promise to do my part and to start participating and commenting not just admiring you all from afar. Let the fun begin!