Monday, January 19, 2009

Whip Out, Simp 3790

This was a whip out, not that I am particularly proud of that. I was just in the mood to sew and didn't want to commit to a big project. I spent a bit of the morning practicing bullion roses and tired of that pretty quickly. So this is what a stash dive turned out. Its a nice cotton lycra from the Fix in Manchester, NH and will be good with jeans to bomb around in. I think it will be gorgeous in a charmeuse. The pattern is knit only but I think that could easily be dealt with. The sleeves have a lot of ease and I will cut down the caps next time. I did use the Steam a Seam hem trick, one of my favorites. I did not fret over this top and it shows, BUT I will make it again, be real fussy, and do it up in much nicer fabric. Is that what they call a "wearable muslin"? Yikes!

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Design Dreamer commented on my use of a ruffler. I haven't really used it. It has been sitting in my drawer forever while I continue to do my own "ruffling.:" I am determined to master it. Last attempt provided me with lots of broken needles but I now know what I did wrong. I do like the tiny pleated effect it can do. Keep ya posted on my self lesson.

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Does anyone out there have a Cricut? That is an intriguing little toy that I am considering getting. I can actually use it for DH's business and am trying to convince him of that. But I am not a scrapbooker. Let me know if you have one and how you like it. Also, it seems pretty pricey for the peripherals like cartridges, vinyl, etc. TIA.........Bunny

8 comments:

  1. I too would be interested in whether that cutter is worth the money.
    I've had a bum day of sewing myself.. your top turned out nice.. a lot better then my pot holder I'm working on. it too was a case of wanting to sew and not wanting to use too much brain power and it showes for sure :)

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  2. Bunny, nice word "wareable muslin"...... a hug and see you soon,

    Paco



    Bunny, me hace gracia esta palabra : "glasilla llevable"...... Un abrazo y hasta pronto,

    Paco

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  3. Gracias, Paco.

    The cricut we want is 299.00 on a good day. I need to be able to professionally cut out magnetic letters and this will do it. We can have them made by the sign shop but for the amount we need it will be almost as much. Still on the fence. I don't know anyone who has a Cricut.

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  4. All three of my daughters have the cricut. And they all love them. One's a cheerleading coach and has to make signs all the time and uses it mainly for that. The other daughters use it for scrapbooking and crafts. If you only want to cut letters and don't need huge ones you could buy the cheaper smaller cricut.

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  5. Hola Bunny... ayyy que temperaturas... me dio escalofrios... esa blusa esta lindisima... pase a ver tus rosas... besos nela

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  6. Mis rosas vienen, Nela. Se acabo esta manana. Estoy casi terminada con la trajecita y me da mucho placer.
    Si, donde vivo es estremamente frio!

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  7. Stumbled onto your blog from somewhere else...

    I have been researching the Cricut after one of the late night infomercials.

    Check out the Wishblade Sillouette (?)- a bit more pricey but connects to your computer so you don't have to rely completely on cartridges.

    I don't have either yet, I am still trying to decide but I am leaning towards one with more flexibility than the Cricut offers.

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  8. Your "wearable muslin" looks very nice!

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