Monday, December 26, 2011

I'm sew excited!
I've purchased my pattern (Butterwick Pattern #5672 - Maggy London knit dress), the fabric (grey jersey knit), and the lining (navy tricut). I also purchased an invisible zipper (the pattern calls for one), but after reading several reviews on I don't think I'll add the zipper. I can't wait until I can wear my finished dress!

In other sewing news, I made my first order from For $39, I ordered black suiting fabric for a jacket/dress combo, I ordered pink (my favorite color) polyester for a dress, lining and interfacing for all 3 projects, and black felt for a flower scarf.

Needles Up,
Always Audrey

Saturday, December 24, 2011

So Over It - No New Year's Resolutions....

So, I have decided that this year I will not make any New Year's Resolutions.  To reinforce that, I started this blog at the end of December, there's no pressure here to become this brand new person after the countdown to the start of 2012.

In other news, I went to Joann's Fabric's yesterday and picked up some great items.....
Butterwick Patterns for $1.99
** B4790 Retro Butterwick Wrap Around Dress
** B5603 Retro Butterwick Fitted Dress
** B5610 Butterwick Pullover Tops
** B5672 Maggy London Dress

I also purchased the fabric, lining and invisible zipper to make B5672 (view B with sleeves), but after reading several reviews on - I've decided to make the dress and lining without the zipper.  This is my next project....I'll let you know how it goes.

Merry Christmas & Needles Up,
Always Audrey

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Watch Me Daddy: Felt Flower Scarf Tutorial

Watch Me Daddy: Felt Flower Scarf Tutorial:  Click on the link to see the original post.  I found this on Pinterest.  This is a great flower scaft tutorial -->  I'll upload my pictures, once I've completed this project.


As a teenager, my Grandmother Aughtire taught me how to sew.  Every Saturday, we would go to the fabric store, cut patterns, prep fabric, baste stitch, machine sew, and generally make magic.  I made a shirt, a reversible vest, and a pair pants.  I loved those clothes because I made them.

This Christmas I received a sewing machine....and, I'm itching to make more than just a fashion statement!  I've already started by making a pair of pj pants.  The picture above (we'll call it - Workstation #1 Ironing board & Iron) has the fabric and pattern --> this was before I cut the fabric.  I'll be sure to post a picture of the finished product.

Stay tuned & Needles up,

Always Audrey