Friday, December 28, 2012

Men's vest

Trying a new pattern.
Men's vest with collar and 3 pockets.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New vest coming soon

I've got a new menswear vest almost finished.  I've only got the buttons to put on so I'll be able to post photos soon.  Tomorrow I'll be cutting out a jacket that I'm pretty excited to try.  And Santa brought me a dress form for Christmas so the design fun can really begin.

I've now got 5-6 people interested in helping with a photo shoot in March so I'll need to have plenty of finished items ready for them.  I do hope to have an actual business up and running in a few more months.  Stay tuned... things are about to get much more busy and interesting around here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Start to finish

Started and finished another sewing project today.  I love having days off my paying job! Today's project was a gift for my oldest son- the model of yesterday.  Nothing too artsy- but a soft fleece shirt in tie dyed blue.
Not the best photo but I don't have the best phone and the good camera is upstairs.
Still, not a bad piece of work for the day.  The partial zipper was interesting to put in. I modified the pattern instructions because the way they told you to do it was kind of bizarre.  My way worked quite well and eliminated lots of hand work.
Now the only holiday project I've still got is finishing the binding on a quilt.  And I've still got a couple of weeks to go!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Steampunk photo shoot

I finished a brocade vest for my youngest son for Christmas but I couldn't wait to share it.  So, I got his older brother to model for me and we had a bit of a Steampunk photo shoot.  I guess it he's going to be doing more modeling for me he'll have to get used to it!
 Nothing fancy for background, sadly.  We still have to keep the vest a secret and it is raining outside.
 I do believe this is his impression of a young Mr Lincoln!
 Obviously up to no good...
And lastly, with a companion, Mandy.