On Wednesday, I spent the day with my friend Mary. We went out for lunch, to Value Village, to Fabricland, and to Tandy Leather where I bought some remnants hoping they'd work for the final version of my daughter's purse. OH MY... what a wonder world that was of snaps and buckles and rivets and other hardware to say nothing of the beautiful leathers. I'll definitely visit there again. I enjoy making purses - especially with simple shapes like the one above - and I think it'd be fun to work with the remnants, dyes, and embossing supplies to see what could happen.
Mary took several pictures of me wearing the surface designed jeans with a black top and fabulous hair that somehow managed to stay looking great even in a wind - LOL.. or at least in my dreams - only they weren't on the camera when I went to download them. Too weird. I'll try again. I really wanted to show you some finished pictures.
The stretch denim jeans I made using the same pattern lasted two wearings and then the seam pulled apart at center front... I'm assuming because of the high degree of stretch needed for my curvy hips only there's so much stretch in this fabric that it doesn't really make sense plus the seam was serged and top stitched. Has this happened to you? Do you have any suggestions for sewing a more secure seam? I won't have the jeans but I did get to test the better crotch curve and I will have the fabric. I plan to serge it into more strips and then use them to work on the idea that keeps jumping around in my head for creating a open weave fabric that could be used as a hem, collar, or sleeves. It'll be labour intensive but...
... for some reason I don't fully understand, but that just is, I enjoy labour intensive projects. I found these two images in Pinterest one night when I wasn't sleeping. The grey one would be fabulous sewn out of linen and the gold one has the look of a fine boiled wool. All those dots would be too fun... and labour intensive.
When I'm at home, I don't spend any time snoop shopping on-line but when I'm away, it's a great way to gather inspiration. Both of these tops look like potential refashioning ideas and these...
... are interesting pants. I like funky pants and I need to be careful. I've put on some weight since falling in October and I was already a little too fluffy so now I'm super fluffy and I've noticed that I'm dressing baggy because I feel uncomfortable. I need a better solution.
These two top ideas intrigued me. The one at left is a combination of knitting and woven yardage which I'm working on as a goal and the one at right is a fun way to play with a knit, not necessarily a plain one. I have several fabrics in stash that could be used with this inspiration. The skirt is fun too... for the right figure... not mine.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - happy visits, baby snuggles, good friends, and inspiration