Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warorot market

I was unimpressed. Lots of lovely cotton lawn, but only one shop had jersey. It was poly and expensive. I saw a trimmings shop, but it was closing when I got there.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sewing Studio at The Ring

The Ring is up in Nimman, near the university. The sewing studio is on the second floor, tucked away down a hallway. I loved it! They're quilting-focused, so I just bought some good scissors and a marking pen.  The owner is such a doll- she checked whether the pen worked by using it on her shirt! There's a sewing circle there, but I've never been.

They only have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SewingStudioAtTheRing?fref=nf

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

80's does 40's

I prepared a bunch of clothes before moving, including some underpants from B6031 (these will remain unblogged) and this rayon number:


I picked it up for a fiver at a thrift in Myrtle Creek, hence my parents' house in the background. I just removed the shoulder pads and the center panel, overlapped the center sides by 1/4 inch, and hand stitched them together. Then I took some fullness out of the shoulder and shortened the hem.



But that's not the important news; I'm officially a college graduate.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Talk About Your Blast from the Past

I recently shared a blog post on r/sewing, and the freakiest thing happened. A girl I knew in middle school recognized me (‽) and wrote me an e-mail. Long story short, she's still awesome and you should be reading her blog: Audie + Eloise.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sewing Lovers' Club

There's a tiny quilting shop in Airport Plaza! It has rotary blades, stretch needles, and thread. There are also (shitty plastic) sewing machines and fat quarters. I'm considering going back for a portable ironing pad next month.

Sewing in Asia

Fabric:

Rakuten shops: Hideki, Fan-annex, how to (Japan)

Patterns:

Very Purple Person has a list of Japanese patterns

Misc:

There are lots of shops on Taobao, though I haven't bought from any yet.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bra Sewing Bloggers by Size

In case you want to find your body double. Watch this space.

26:

All's Fair in Love and Lingerie - 28FF/26G 

28:

Lladybird - 28DD

All's Fair in Love and Lingerie - 28FF/26G 


Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G


30:

Cloth Habit - 30 D

Very Purple Person - 30D

Sewaholic- 36 E, 30 D

32:

Clothing Engineer - 32 C

Brown Paper Patterns - 32 E/F, 34DD

Sew Glamorous - 32 F/FF

Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G

Gin Pins - 32 G

34:

Fehr Trade - 34 B

Brown Paper Patterns - 32 E/F, 34DD

Sigrid - 34 DD

Starcross - 34 G

Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G

36:

A Few Threads Loose - 36 B

Sewaholic- 36 E, 30 D

So-So Sewist - 36 H

38:

Kathy Sews - 38 B

Needles and Haystacks -38 DD

40:

42:

Uncategorized:

Madalynne

Makes the Things

K-Line

Stitches and Seams

Dixie Diy

Merckwaerdigh

Michelle's Creations

Kazz the Spazz