Sewing for the home: fin

So, I did not miraculously turn our apartment into a perfect, finished home in one month. I AM NOT MAGIC. All I have been told are lies. However, it is pretty much at a point where people I know and love can come over and I know they aren’t judging me. I am not where I could host, like, craft night or something yet because I was raised a certain way. And that way means that a house with a pile of unshelved books and not enough hangers for the…

Focus Month: Sewing for the home

Whew. This has already been quite a month, with moving and everything. But I am still doing my focus month thing, it’s just sort of morphed this month. March’s focus is setting up the new place and Sewing For The Home. It’s cheating a bit, allowing “setting up new place” to be part of the focus, but sewing for the home involves figuring out some furniture things, getting curtain rods and all that awesome interior design stuff I get hot for. Primarily it’s “sewing for the home”, but there’s auxiliary…

Week 12: Finished

Oh spring, how you totally screw with plans because, hey all of a sudden there’s great evenings that last waaay later and oops, didn’t blog.  So, totes should have posted this last week, it’s been done but not shot. I took the idea of the white motley clown suit and the idea of the shiny trapeeze-wear and made something that maybe could have been “high fashion” if I’d made the pants about six inches shorter. I have learned that I love rough piecing.  Unlike what I did with the Murray…

Week 10: Finished!

So, I tried something different for me, going for shoulder poofiness. Not sure how I feel about it, turned out kind of messy, because I was trying to use the already existing pleats. I both like and loathe the pattern I came up with. It makes me want to try Spoonflower again. What I do know is that I like the bottom of the jackety thing, there are aspects of this design that I will probs incorporate again. Problems: Over-designed? Skirt length: ungood. Maybe waist definition would have been good.…

Week 10: Setup/Sketch

Man, I really wanted to post this earlier, because I had the main idea sketch, sorta?  But I hadn’t made my fabric yet (the trick this week is that the contestants designed a fabric pattern, got it digitally printed and then used it in their piece) and didn’t want to commit without seeing it. So! Being without the time or money to have fabric printed, I pulled out my screenprint paints and made my own pattern by hand. Here’s some process pictures: And it will work with the basic idea…