Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rev 'er Up!

It's sewing time!  Can't you feel it in the air?  Our sewing machines are ready to come out of summer stagnation.  

Every year I go through a down-time with my machine.  We get tired of each other and take a break for a while.  I suppose it happens to most sewists who sew regularly.  The beginning of autumn each year is the signal for me to start sewing again, and true to tradition, my machine is into action.

Last week I started a modern quilt to show off one of the fabrics in the shop that no one seems to notice.  Isn't this bird fabric adorable?

I've also got a wedding gift in the making (which I can't show yet), a line-up of  machine quilting projects, and a Burmese silk that's waiting to become a pair of pants...

Patterns- Sewing Workshop Collection Plaza Jacket & PantLove this pattern.  I've made the jacket 2 or 3 times and the pants twice so far.  The pants have elastic 2/3 of the way around, but with a flat front.  One of the seams goes right down the front with interesting detail.  This pattern needs a lightweight fabric, so the Burmese silk is perfect. 

I'm really enjoying our Sewcial Studio classroom as a sewing studio.


Julie Bagamary said...

Cute fabrics.

Deb H said...

Ooo, I like that pattern too. I feel the urge to sew now too, but here I am procrastinating & blogging instead!