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