Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Contest Winners and Updates

Congratulations to Boner and Rachel for winning the pattern giveaway this week! I'll try and have another contest up and going in the next few days.

Also, I'm hard at work making a dress for Promaballoona. I found the pattern on sale at Joann's a few months ago (along with some other amazing retro patterns), and I've been dying to make it ever since. This is the perfect project!

Of course, I can't make a proper dress without a proper sewing machine. After making the jersey dress, my machine just doesn't want to cooperate - or maybe it never really did. I ordered a computerized Singer to replace my mechanical Brother, so hopefully now I won't have as many problems. I was quite pleased to see all the reviews/complaints of the Brother on amazon that were very similar to mine, but I still can't figure out how it still managed to have such a high rating because they somehow got past all its problems. Obviously, it's just not for me.

So once my new sewing machine gets here, I'm also going to finish the curtains (that I stopped midway through because I HATED the stitching from the Brother). The boyfriend wanted short panels, so that's what I'm making. If I have enough fabric, I'm going to do something with ruffles like this:

I'm pretty sure it won't be this nice though.
And then finally, I've got this fabric:

I have no idea what to make with it, especially since I hate lining things. Perhaps a nice breezy shirt or dress? Hm.

1 comment:

  1. That last printed fabric is asking to be a 'tropical' wrap dress.
    Or a sarong skirt/dress.