Earlier this year I purchased the book "Sew U" by Wendy Mullin. I was disappointed when I got the book because it seemed so elementary. I kind of put it aside for a while.
When I started thinking about the one pattern, multiple looks contest, I remembered that this book showed many variations for each pattern. (It comes with a basic shirt, pants, and A-line skirt patterns)I decided to switch some of my tops from the "Wardrobe Contest" to use this pattern so that I could do both contests at once. Plus, I just really want to get a basic shirt that fits well. I finished this one last night and sewed the buttons on this morning. I really like it.
Today I went to the Pfaff store to look at their embroidery machines. I think I am going to get the Pfaff Creative 2134 with the money I am making teaching summer school. It is exactly in my price range. I've always wanted a Pfaff, and actually they are the only brand that has service in town. Now I have a tangible goal that will make teaching summer school worth while!
And WHAT is up with the "contest formally known as SWAP"? Too much ado about nothing. Now they have changed the rules. Only ten garments instead of 11. Tops only have to go with 2 of the 3 bottoms. And now, you must make an accessory such as a hat or handbag. Hmmm... lets see, one person makes a 15 minutes scarf and another makes a week-long bag project. We also have the option of slippers. Huh?????? Yes, I can see wearing slippers with my Marfy dress or black gauchos. Of course, I suppose I should have planned a lingerie SWAP (yes, I'm using the "s" word.) OK, I must be tired because I'm griping and complaining. It's almost midnight. I better shut up and go to bed
I only got back on the blog to post this picture for Karla Kiser who says that my cat looks like he lost all his stuffing. I don't think he ever had any to lose. Poor thing, He's the longest, skinniest cat I've ever seen. LOL
Friday, June 08, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 6:06 PM