We are all about the manias here at Casa Del Aguas. The boy is out in the garage working on a giant orc axe. The Wonderhub has been practicing surf guitar and building ukuleles. I've been learning to sew clothes.
Burda patterns are kind of cryptic but worth the extra effort. The ones that I've done have nice quirky touches that make it worth sorting through the scattered instructions and lack of little triangles to match pieces up. http://www.burdastyle.com
I know this is monochromatic. I'd normally pair the grey top with a bright scarf and jewelry. And the pants are just flannel PJs that I'll wear with a teeshirt.
I have ten to twelve more yards of this purple color in linen and cotton. I'm not sure what I'll do with it all yet. And below is some of the things that I'm working on. The scoop neck top is don. I'm going to try the knit pants next.
Here's a page listening what fabric I have left. I have tons of patterns that I get on sale for a buck or two. I've found that Simplicity patterns live up to their names. I've also been hacking each pattern a little bit to adjust the fit. The peasant top that I made was voluminous so I sewed a stretch of elastic in the back to nip in a waist. The thing that I would like to learn is what makes larger size clothing look good. I'm on a mission!
Do you sew? Anyone have any tips? Is there a trick to folding patterns back up? To me they seem like the devil. Anyone have a really fancy machine that they love? Tell me your story.
Sew on! Marilyn.
"One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it." ~ Gabourey Sidibe