Thursday, January 30, 2014

My New Baby!

I have been wanting to buy a new sewing machine for a while.  I finally made my decision and purchased a new Janome Magnolia 7360.  The sales lady at the shop was great.  She showed me the different machines and their features.  After I made my decision, she had me take my machine out of the box.  Then she began showing me how to use the machine.  She was polite and patient with me. Now that's what I call customer service.  I'm in the process of making a pair of pants on my old Singer for the Make a Garment a Month Challenge.  Now that this new machine can make button holes in one step, I may decide to make a shirt or blouse that has buttons.  Oh I'm so excited about what I can now do.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

To Buy or Not to Buy...Online!

I went to my local fabric store looking for some material for future wardrobe projects.  I found some silky type material to make a top.  I had to stand on a long line to get the material cut and then another long line to pay for it.  I don't do well with lines.  I'm going to look into purchasing some fabric online.  I've been reading different sewing blogs and have some names of some online fabrics sights I'd like to check out.  Maybe I'll make a purchase for a small project and see how things go from there.  Ooooh I'm excited.  Can't wait to see what I might find.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

MAGAM - January 2014

I haven't sewn for a long time but now I'm excited to get back into it.  I was always telling myself that I wouldn't make any new clothes until I lose weight.  Well guess what!  I haven't lost any weight.  Time to start building up my wardrobe.  I've decided to make a pair of pants (Butterick 3039) out of this dark green suiting material.

Ready-to-Wear Fast

I decided to start 2018 by making a commitment to make my own clothes instead of buying them.  To keep me on track, I have joined the 20...