As you can tell from the title I've been a bit obsessed with sewing lately!
I finally put my old sewing machine and serger up on e-bay, sold them and replaced my 10 year old serger with a new one. Nothing fancy but it does what I need it to to do. I'd already replaced my sewing machine last year with a Brother Inovis QC1000 which I love. I'd dumped the embroidery because well I didn't use it much anymore, my computer crashed that had my designs and to upgrade the computer meant upgrading the embroidery software-which is ridiculously expensive....
All of this has renewed my sewing mojo and I've made like 5 skirts. They are all the same pattern New Look 6470.
2 sundresses (well they are the super simple "swimsuit cover-up" types)
and have plans for a few more plus some summer dresses. I really want to make myself a maxi dress with straps wide enough to cover my bra straps!
And I'm on a bag kick!! I've so far made 2 of the Mini Bow Tucks pattern. I adore this pattern! It is SO well written and easy to follow. If you've been thinking about trying a purse pattern-this would be the one!
With at least 3-4 more in the works.
Then I made up 2 of these cute little RunAround Bags. They're great for travel. I plan to make a few more of these as well.
Lets not forget my stint with the Grids and Grommets bags...I've made 4 (the first is unfinished because I can't get the grommets in) a big , small , and a medium one. It's a cute pattern but don't feel it's the best written. It can be a bit confusing...I found some tips somewhere on sewing it and they helped alot with my 2nd-4th bags!
And yes there has been knitting but that's a story for another day!