Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sewing Machine Shaming!!!

I've had to use pliers to change the needle for a while and sometimes the needle drops into the lower part of the machine to be lost forever.
 I guess it's getting picky in it's old age!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight Jacket


The design of this jacket is extremely useful to throw on to go to the gym as well as wearing with a pair of jeans for a casual fashionable look. Its front pockets are perfect for stashing your keys or phone, while the front zipper allows you to zip up against any possible chills.

Pattern went together easily and quickly. Extremely straight forward, no nonsense instruction that a beginner with some general sewing knowledge could tackle. Zipper insertion usually scares beginners but the separating zipper is easily attached and a great zipper to learn zipper technique. Pattern is the Stand Up Eight Jacket by Mind, Body & Sew.

Fabric was bought from Nancy's Notions and is now sold out. It's called ONYX SYMPHONY JACQUARD KNIT FABRIC 
Textured jacquard double knit with raised dimensional designs
Coloration: black
Pattern: abstract arrows
Stretch: 25%
50" wide
94% acetate/6% Lycra double knit
26” Black Activewear Separating Zipper

Model is my daughter Hannah
Photos by Me