Sunday, February 12, 2012

1912 Project Update

I received my first pattern for the 1912 Project. It is a bonus pattern for a slip. It was delivered via e-mail. I love that I got it right away. I was a bit challenged with getting the thirty pages to go together properly, but with the help of a few folks on Facebook, I am now ready to cut and sew.
My plan for this pattern and possibly some of the others is to make it in muslin, than fashion fabric according to the suggest materials list. I am also contemplating doing an up cycled spin.
Stay tuned for pics.

Friday, February 3, 2012


I can't believe it is February already (happy birthday to Robin and Jim).
I have been busy working on new products and shopping for new items to up cycle. Robin and I found some great things in Arizona this past weekend. I can't wait to get started on them.
I love Project Runway. A few people have asked why I don't audition. While I really enjoy designing and sewing I am not sure I could be competitive with the awesome talent that is on the show, but I have decided to give myself a challenge. I am going to do "Project My Way". I think it will be fun to duplicate the challenge on Project Runway each week, but with my own spin, such a recycling and on a much smaller budget. I have a few to catch up with, but am excited to get started.
The first challenge for Project Runway All Stars was using material from a Dollar Store. I will be shopping this weekend and have set my budget at $20 instead of the $100 that the All Stars had. I would appreciate any feedback. If anyone is interested in joining me in this challenge, please let me know and we can arrange to get your work posted.
Have a great weekend and for you European folks, stay warm!