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Monday, November 26th, 2007
5:36 pm
Pajama Pants
I'm making pajama pants for peoples. It's going well, I've made 3 today, and the first one being the first one, it took a pretty long time. However, the other 2 are going pretty fast, except for my breaks. I believe I have 6 more to make, plus 2 children sizes.

I'm almost thinking of doing pajama pants commissions. I don't have any idea if people would want me to make pajama pants for them, but depending on the price of the material I think I would charge $20 a pair. $10 or so for the cost of the material and $10 making the item. I'm guessing that is pretty cheap. The flannel they sell at Fabricland is quite nice - Jordan and I have a flannel sheet set and it's so cozy and the stuff at Fabricland is the same quality. I saw flannel pajama pants for sale at Fresh Air Experience for $60. Unbelievable. So Expensive!

So, if you're interested talk to me!
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
5:17 pm
sewing machines....

so, I need a new sewing machine....

I have only ever bought one, an omega that is getting old and not working most of the time

so I want to buy a new one

so I ask you this:

what kind do you have?   do you like it?   any recommendations?   where to buy???  

I will also be googling on sewing machines, and if I learn something new, I will let you know.  

Current Mood: pensive
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
9:28 am
Customer Appreciation Sale
Fabricland is currently having a customer appreciation sale (aka buy this stuff so we don't have to count it for inventory). Everyone gets 50% off on things not already on sale!

Buy your silks and notions people!
9:06 am
bathing suits anyone??

I picked up some fabric and a pattern for 2 bathing suits the other day at fabricland, and got the stretchy needles for my machine....but as this is an ambisious project for myself, I think, any pointers, suggestions, funny stories of things not to do that I should know of?

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
10:16 pm
Recent Sewing Projects
Below are my most recent sewing projects

Pineapple Dress McCall's M5095Collapse )

Kimono-like shirt Simpllicity 3893Collapse )

Current Mood: artistic
Monday, June 4th, 2007
1:11 pm
Hi Folks!
Just a little heads up to people who have Sewing Club Memberships with Fabricland -

This Wednesday to Saturday we're having another 50% off sale for members only. This sale is on items that aren't already on sale, so get your notions and expensive bridal and drapery fabric.

Also, I do suggest getting a rotary cutter and cutting mat, even if you're not a quilter (which I am not). Rotary cutters are like the pizza cutters, but extremely sharp, have a sheath that's connected to the blade and can cut through layers of fabric. It's ultimately a great time-saver for cutting out patterns too - you don't need to cut out the tissue paper first, you can place it on your fabric and cut through the paper, and a couple layers of fabric as well with great precision (of course depending on how you cut!).

Current project - pineapple dress. Almost done, having troubles with the bottom hem :S

Current Mood: working
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