Friday, July 25, 2014

Still Here

I guess dropping off the radar after the last post wasn't the best thing.

Thanks to everyone who checked up on me. It was really appreciated.

Truth to tell, I was mostly ok just seemed to lose the blogging mojo. Actually I lost a bunch of mojo - you know when you just seem overwhelmed in your head and don't get started at all. That's where I was. So many things I wanted to do but thinking too much and never really got started...or got started and stopped.

Been thinking about a blog post for a while, but after putting it off and putting it off, where do you begin ? Start fresh or catch up ?......or do nothing.

I've been sewing, knitting, even reading my blog list although not commenting much because I've just been so far behind ... all the usual stuff to some degree. I just haven't been overly visible on-line.

OK, lets just do a couple of posts to get back into it.

When I got back from New Brunswick after Christmas, I found a new toy from hubby under the tree...

Brother 3034D - Sooo different from my old Singer, sooo easy to set up and use, I needed a project - quick !

The serger came with a lesson - a trip to Club Tissus to sign up for it produced the Jalie hoodie pattern 2911 and a red/grey stripe jersey.

No idea why it took hold so quickly but I wanted that hoodie NOW! LOL But I didn't want to ruin it so I had to make a muslin. Heavy-ish brown jersey muslin and striped version both made within 3 weeks

Love 'em both, and I was off and running.

When PR Weekend Austin was announced I decided I was going. My last PR Weekend in 2010 I wore only RTW - not this time. I planned a whole wardrobe - LOL deluded much ? I did get 2 new items finished...

Vogue 1247 - I really wanted to make the skirt too but it's still not done yet.

Vogue 1250 - Gaylen of gMarie Sews sent me the pattern for this. Thanks g !!! Today there are 292 reviews on PR. My review, once I get to it probably won't add much.

PR Weekend was amazing, I tacked on a day at either end and spent some quality time with Connie who did the same. It was a great time and I met some really wonderful ladies !  Next year LA...I'm planning already.

Daniel Esquivel (from Project Runway) gave a talk Friday morning.

Lots of Twitter & Facebook posts LOL

Pattern Swap

Puppy fix - This little girl was just too adorable and lovey not to cuddle !

Still need to take pics of the purchases and the travel project so I'll stop here for now.


  1. What nice tops and other finished projects!

  2. Yea! So good to see you. I haven't been commenting much these days either. But sewing is happening slowly (as is the dieting - darn menopausal body!). Anyway - I love your V1250 and the 1247 top. That skirt has been on my radar for years - just read a GREAT tutorial on a full belly adjustment. I'm totally going to try that. That hoodie is amazing. I could really see that in a fancy fabric with a pencil skirt. Your hair looks great!


  3. Nice to see you back Claire. LOTS of great looking pieces I especially like the brown top and the V1250.

  4. Someday I'm going to go to a PR weekend!! Someday... ;-) Love your Jalie tops!

  5. Glad to see you back! I've made 3 or 4 V1250s, and love them. I just bought some new pink fabric (like I don't have plenty already) and it could be a V1250....I redrafted the back so it doesn't have that funky seam at the top of the butt (which my ever-so-tactful dearly beloved said makes me look like I have "a saggy a$$" - not what a girl wants to hear), and I like it so much better. Austin is a great city; hooray for you going for PR weekend. And I"m sure the new serger cheered you up. Bob's the best.

  6. This clothing design is so great! It looks fantastic on you and, in particular, I love the colors. It is nice to design clothes online

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