I am drinking a seasonal brew, Legend Brewery's Punkin Ale, while admiring the lone pumpkin my garden produced this year. DS#1 was going to brew his own pumpkin ale using small sugar pie pumpkins from our garden. As you can guess, we had to change our plans. We bought already brewed beer to enjoy in the pleasant fall weather.
The tattoo is fake. It is a nylon sleeve printed with a tattoo, which I bought to freak out my kids, impersonate certain sewing bloggers, or wear for Halloween.
I found some printed mesh fabric at Fabric Mart that reminded me of arm tattoos of the type shown below.
|Tatoo by Nazareno Tubaro|
|Burda Sept 2012 123|
The pattern included front shoulder panels, which I made out of leftover suede scraps. I did not use the neck facings or make the slit at the back neckline as shown in the pattern. The neck is bound in self fabric and fits over my head with no problems.
I also sewed a pair of pants from Burda 7746, an out of print envelope pattern. The fabric is dark brown poly, rayon, lycra also from Fabric Mart. The pants are okay. A bit looser in the hip and crotch area than I like. This is not a criticism of the pattern, more my body shape and the pattern design. Other reviews were very positive.
- Cutting In...Cutting Out: The Latest One-Seam© Pants Instructor: Louise Cutting
- Guide to Modern Tailoring: Pre-Construction Prep Instructor: Cynthia Guffey
- Essential Tips for Fitting Instructor: Sarah Veblen
- Iconic American Sportswear Instructor: Sandy Miller
- Guide to Modern Tailoring: Finishing for Fashion Instructor: Cynthia Guffey
I ran into several sewing friends I had met originally at other events; Pattern Review Weekend in Phila. ASG sewing retreats, ETM, DC. It is so fun to make new friends and then see and talk to them again at other sewing related events. I also got to meet Meigan from Get My Stitch On when she came up and introduced herself. I was glad she did. I was disappointed I did not get to meet her when she was in town for the Hollywood costume exhibit earlier this year. I had a great time.
|I should be raking|
|Hiding behind the wood pile|