Thursday, December 26, 2013

Finally time to start sewing for me!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. 

So where have I been and what have I been sewing?  Well been working, arguing with my sewing machine OZ (but we came to an understanding...operator error and learning), and making some sad
infinity scarves, and comfy pants as Christmas presents for my daughters and friends.   My daughters both received a sad little infinity scarf for Christmas, but they were both thrilled with their scarves.

 My baby Kristen is a big fan of the mustache craz and oldest Jacqueline her scarf was made out of a jersey red knit.   They were so proud of their scarves...even though I thought the scarves did not turn out as good as they could have, but it was all about the smiles on their faces.  They even put in orders for more...but first time for momma to sew for herself.

 So I joined in a sew along.  Sarah Liz's "Make a Garment a Month Challenge".  Still trying to figure out how to put the button on my blog....so stayed tune.  My first garment is going to be a pattern that I have been wanting to sew for the longest time:  McCalls 6844 view C. 

I was browsing the clearance section a few months back, when I came across this print for $2.00 per yard.  So, loving a bargin, I snatched it up and ofcourse there was only 2 yards on the bolt (sure wish there would have been more).   So when I bought the pattern, I knew instantly this was a perfect match.  Can't wait to see how this turns out.

But before I start on this project I need to finish two more infinity scarves I am making for a very special friend.   Yes, I am getting the hang of something so simple with not using a pattern.

Talk to you soon again!
Diane

Friday, November 29, 2013

UGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ok, I am about to trade Oz in, my straight stitch keeps messing up on the bobbin side.  I have checked the bobbin, taken the bobbin out, and reloaded it, I checked my needle to see if it was
threaded correctly.  I even went as far as checking youtube to see if there was a tutorial on threading
a Pfaff machine (which there was, and I am threading it correctly).  Checked my needle tension, ect,
repeated the process over and over until I am blue in the face.  I am in such a sewing mood, and NOW this....any suggestions...other then walk away for a moment regroup...and try again.  Help anyone?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here goes my first project

Well, since I  have not sewn in awhile....I believe the last thing I made was a poodle skirt when my oldest daughter was in grade school.  So I am going to start easy with a simple skirt, which requires no zipper or buttons.  Gotta start with training wheels or in this case elastic waist band...


 stay tuned......

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Let my sewing journey begin...

To begin...this blog is not going be about the classic movie "Wizzard of OZ"...this is my blog about sewing.  The name is basically is a tribute to my dad who's nickname was Oz or Ozzie in the Air Force.  He passed away on April 24, 2012. 
I caught the sewing bug way back when I was about 10 or older, taught by mom, grandma...and a few Home Ec classes...I started sewing and designing my own clothes in High School.  Back then this was the less inexpensive way to fashion...but today its a different story.  As life I happens, 3 kids and several years later...I decided to start sewing again.  So I pulled out my old sewing machine "Trusty Rusty"...an old avacado green Brother sewing machine...the exact one I learned to sew on.  We shared many of wonderful stitches...rip outs and restitches...So off we go, but ole Trusty Rusty...is loud...so I called my dad to ask him about the new sewing machines and if he could do some research for me...I told him I did not want a new digital sewing machine...just the thought of it made my heart shutter.  Well to make a long story short, I went to visit my dad in Oklahoma and when I arrived...he was so excited to see me and had a suprise for me...he gave me his own sewing machine...I had on idea he sewed...it had only 12 hours usage and was not digital.  I was thrilled with it, and he was thrilled his daughter was going to start sewing again.  We had a great visit...but little did I know that would be one of the last times I would get to see my dad.  Three weeks later, I received a call to get up to Oklahoma quickly.  What turned out to my dad checking into the hospital as scratchy throat...he had terminal cancer and passed away with in two days of me getting up there to see him.  So this is where this begins with my Pfaff and ole Trusty Rusty in tow (will never get rid of my first love) I am going to attempt to start sewing again.  Just for the record...I am a Brother girl...so I will also have to get use to Pfaff...so let the journey begin...my tribute to my dad...Remembering Oz...

I have also, been following many other blogs, but one the has been an inspiration to me is
fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com. 
 
So lets get started with this journey.  But first let me introduce my sidekicks:

 
Trusty Rusty....still has some good mileage to go.
 

 
My dad's and now my new machine....Oz