Monday, March 29, 2010

Colette Macaron Finally Finished!

Finally!  I finished the Colette Macaron on Sunday.

Really, the difficult part was putting the lining in and having to construct the dress with a fabric with squares on it (plaid-inspired).   Bottom line:  Love the pattern; initially, I didn't love the result - the lining was a bear - but today (the next day) I do like it much better. . .if I can look past the flaws....Colette Patterns did excellent drafting - it's my sewing skills that need improving.    Maybe I'll add a belt (like Gertie's Macaron ). . .or a thick belt . . .

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Very close to being done with the Colette Macaron

I'm so close. . . I've finished the dress minus the sleeves and the lining.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Britex Fabrics Polartec 200 Purchase

Greetings all!

I have recently had the chance to visit Britex Fabrics in San Francisco - I bought two yards of Polartec 200 fabric - in black (2 yards) and clover (almost a sage, 2 yards) to make some comfy pants for J. and I.

I also bought a variety of "frogs" and some scissors (which I plan to use to cut my dogs fall near their eyes) - I had a hole (as usual in the elbow area) in my favorite black cashmere sweater and "was forced" to repair it:).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

To Serge or Not to Serge

Hello readers,

I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow for a conference but hope to get an hour or two of fabric shopping as well!  I'm now researching fabric shops!
But I do have a question for you - to serge or not to serge??

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Slow goes the blogging: Macaron Muslin

Yes, I've been very slow to blog - a hurt ankle and a trip to Virginia are to blame!  I completed the Colette Macaron Muslin last weekend - here are my findings: