Monday, August 25, 2014

New Look 6228 - Knit Pencil Skirt

Pattern Info:

My first venture back into sewing for myself will be this cute pencil skirt. I have seen showcased on a few boards that I lurked and knew I had to make it. The sizes range from 4 to 16 so with these awesome curves I am blessed with I graded it between size 16 and 18. I knew I wasn't going to be able to sew today so I am hand basting the skirt while I multitask. Such a ugly word when you are trying to get in the zone, lol.  Because I will need to work on a fall wardrobe it only fitting to have classic pieces. 

Material Selection:

I will be sewing View C in black and View A in blue. Both will be in ponte knit and hopefully before I start on the blue one I will be able to find some stretch piping. As of now it is eluding me in my surrounding area so I might have to order it online, will see. The views call for 7/8 and 1 yard of 60" material so you can make quite a few to enhance your wardrobe. I already can tell this pattern will get utilize alot too. 

Cost of Project:

Free, Everything is in my stash except the stretch piping. It always something else.


Will let's get this journey started. I also have knitted a scarf that will accompany this too and will showcase that soon. Wish me luck!

Stitching and knitting and loving everything about it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back home

Ahh my beloved sewing machine is back home. It's only been two weeks but it seems longer especially with getting back in the groove and feeling creative. Now that my machine has been serviced I do believe she is ready to go!  Now I must figure out what will be my first project. Hmm will it be a skirt, dress, jacket or pants? I have some material in my stash and plenty of patterns, decisions, decisions.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Getting Started

Hi Everyone, my name is Sabrina and I am getting back into sewing and knitting full force and wanted to share me journey AND pick up some pointers too! A collect dolls too so sometimes you might see them here as well.

This is the my newest endeavor where I will showcase where my creative flows and what becomes of it. I would like to thank everyone who blogs I have lurked over the last few months to encourage me to get back in to sewing and knitting for myself and others. Oh yes, sometimes I sew for others but I have one particular fashion doll that I have started sewing for again. She is a demanding client too, so she helps me remember all things you first learn when you sew and you know we have all been there!

I would place my sewing and knitting skills at intermediate. Once I master my tailoring skills in sewing then I will say expert. One of my goals is to make my son a custom suit and I want it to be absolutely perfect. So yeah, I need to step up my A game and I will.  As for my love of knitting, I can pretty much knit anything I just can't get pass the cost of some yarns so I need to work on that before I classify myself as expert in that creative venture. I rather have the textiles instead of the yarn so that pretty much how some projects come to light, lol.  A lot of time the textiles win!

Thanks for stopping by and I am excited to be on this journey and all the opportunities that might and could come this way.

Yes, even my dolls sew!