Monday, April 19, 2010

Kwik Sew 3115 Yoga Pants

Yes, I joined the multitude of others making the famed Kwik Sew 3115 pants, using my black Polartec 200 fabric (which had the necessary stretch needed using the test on the back of the pattern envelope).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A weekend of Knits

Well, I took the easy road and instead of the walk-away dress, now on hold - I completed two easy confidence building projects.  Which left me with some fun items and check, check, two projects done.  The first up, was Vogue 8634  -  made from a very golden Organic Bamboo Jersey Knit from Michael Levine in LA's fashion district.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Snow Dog

Although this is mostly a "look what I sewed" and "help, I'm stuck with a sewing project" blog - I also report activities with my doggies.  Yesterday, I had the chance to visit Sequoia/Kings Canyon on a return trip from Central California and ran into over 24 feet of snow.  Paddy loved it.  It's hard to believe it's sunny here on the coast and four hours away - it's still winter in the Sierra Nevada!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Walking away from the "Walkaway Dress"

Well, I'm about one day (or less) from "walking away" from the walkaway dress!
The dress I'm discussing is Butterick 4790 - a reproduction pattern.  This dress definitely failed the tissue fit.  And, I'm not considering a muslin (I need a quick sewing fix!).  And I don't think I can work it out.