The Drought Comes to an End

I doubt too many people noticed since this blog has a fairly small readership, but in case you were one of the few that noticed … I’ve been AWOL since early March!

No excuses really, just work and life have been busy.  I have been doing some things though!

1)  This post drought began when I joined my husband in Hawaii (he was there for work) for a long weekend back in March.  Quite a nice little vacation, perhaps that is what set my blogging back to the speed of slow.



2)  My friend Tiffany requested  her own version of McCall’s 6119.  I did version B for her, which had slightly different straps than my version C.  I think I prefer the straps for hers, though they were a bitch to turn right side out.



I liked using the tweezer / elastic threader to pull turn them right side out (the rightmost picture), but I was afraid of ripping a hole in the knit fabric (which I have done before way too easily with Fred).  So I was very careful and tended to alternate between just turning with my fingers and the tweezers.  The middle picture above shows a completely turned strap along the top (and pressed) and a halfway turned strap along the bottom.  Can you tell I used my tissue paper trick to prevent the wavy seams problem?  😉


The final product came out well, even though I was paranoid about the fit, since I have only sewn for other people … once before?  (Her kids Halloween costumes actually …)  I did not wind up needing to take it in or anything, and managed to get it to her in time for her family’s vacation recently.  Here she is showing off the tunic.



3)  I’ve also been working on my Simplicity 3750 top.  I’ll do a separate post on that soon.  I have completely finished mine, and it was not without incidents … Thankfully the one I am making for my friend Suzanne should go more smoothly since I made lots of mistakes on my own!

4)  And this past Friday, the first of two Jo Ann Fabrics stores opened in the Charleston area!  Naturally, Elizabeth, Liz, and I went opening night to check things out.  I left with 4 different fabric purchases.  I bought a matte powder blue satin that I plan to use for my winter fairy skirt costume.  I bought a blue and silver brocade that I really loved, maybe for a corset someday.  And I bought these:

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Both are light soft cotton prints.  The giraffes may look familiar – I used a similar print in a brown flannel to make pajamas a while back (the last picture from that post shows the pjs).  And right my current plans for this prints?  Also pajamas.  I might even make some capri or shorts length ones.  But first I will wash them so they shrink now rather than later.  Also, any leftovers of the wiener dogs with rain boots will be used to make a tiny bandanna for my dog.

So that is what I have been up to for the last month.  Apologies for the lack of posts.  Since I don’t foresee myself getting a ton of motivation in the next few weeks either, I’ll probably try to post around once a week rather than my usual twice a week.  We’ll see.


2 comments for “The Drought Comes to an End

  1. April 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Hooray for dogs in rain boots! I love that fabric. Don’t fret about the lack of sewing motivation. It happens. I feel like we’re going to get really fired up about sewing projects this summer – particularly as DragonCon approaches for you!

    • Tyraenna
      April 15, 2013 at 8:57 am

      I hope so! 🙂 And I love the dogs with rain boots too!


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