Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Upcoming Projects

I cut out the fabric for Vogue 7848 I need to pick up a couple of things before I can finish this dress. Here is a picture of all the pieces pinned together. It doesn't look very good like this... I want to sew it! This is will be the first item of my mini-SWAP.

I ordered a designer sampler for It's called Sugar Snap and it's so pretty. I'm going to make a quilt for halmuhnee (which is Korean for grandmother). They're so pretty.

Finishing Up Some Gifts

Below are some recently finished items... couple of them are REALLY late birthday presents and one baby shower gift.

This is my second apron from Amy Butler's inStitches book... a birthday gift... I love the fabric for this one. Both of them are from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern collection.

This is another birthday gift. It is Butterick 4859. This skirt was pretty easy to put together. I did make a few changes to the pattern. Details of this and the pattern review is found here.



Inside: One of my resolutions was to make the insides nicer... and I did!

Baby Shower Gift:
This was a bib from Amy Butler's Little Stitches book. Overall it was a pretty easy pattern to follow. The only difficult thing was binding the corners around the snap.
A more detailed review is found here.

I also made a matching burb cloth.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

My brother and I made this amazing cream cheese pound cake.

It was delicious! The recipe is from Adrienne's blog, which is found here. You definitely recommend it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer SWAP Mini Wardrobe

I love to plan things out... even if it doesn't come into fruition.  =)  I started planning out some classic pieces to add to my summer wardrobe.  Since I have TONS of fabric AND patterns, I'm going to make everything out of my stash.  Here are the essentials I want:

1. Lightweight (which translates to unlined) short-sleeve jacket
2. Skirt
3. Wide-legged pants
4. Summer dress
5. One or two coordinating tops

Here are the patterns I want to use for 1-4:

The jacket, skirt, and pants will be made out of white cotton twill.  The dress will be made from quilting cotton from Joann which is a pretty blue color.  (The one in the picture is the right design and colors, but the colors are arranged differently... the dark blue is the main color, with white flowers and baby blue accents.)  

I'm not quite sure about the tops... I have couple of things in mind, but we'll see.  Pretty excited about this SWAP and hopefully I can actually follow through on it.

I also ordered Weekend Sewing and T-shirt Makeovers from Barnes and Noble.  These should be coming in this week... I'm so excited about them!  More to come once I receive them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

~Ruffle Trench~

I know this is old news, but as you can tell I'm not very good about posting... =P

A couple of weeks ago, Beyonce was sporting this awesome trench...

After scouring the internet I found it! It's by Jillian Lewis (Project Runway) trench that retails for about $1500.00.

It's so pretty!