Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sewing Machine!

Today I finally received the package I've been waiting for all summer! Patrick's mother was kind enough to send me her mother's Viking.
Completely ignoring my growling stomach, I quickly opened the package, read the manual, and began sewing. 3 hours later I remembered I was starving..
Anyways I just thought I would share with you my excitement and look out for more posts soon, now that I will be able to sew again! I am in pain I am so hungry!! MUST EAT NOW!
Thank You Mrs. Daly for the Sewing Machine!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Learning to Sew! Properly!

This summer I took a sewing class and we learned the basics. Seam-finishing, applying zippers, how to manipulate fabric (pleats and gathering to name a few), and putting together and altering patterns. This class has given me even more motivation to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
I keep changing my mind of my ultimate dream job, but who says I only have to have one! I want to experience all types of jobs dealing with fabric! Be it clothes or home decor, it all sounds so wonderful to me.
Here are my very first garments!

I really should be wearing pants with this tunic. If it was a little longer I would totally wear it out like this.

Hand-sewn embellishments! Didn't take too long... plus it was actually therapeutic.

I look forward to getting a machine soon, so I will continue practicing my new skill!

If anyone is interested in buying either of these pieces let me know! The skirt would fit a curvy lady with a 31" waist and a 40" hipline and the Tunic would fit in between a 38" to MAYBE 40" Bustline.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Something I am giving my Papa. It's him in 40's.
**If any of my family sees this, please keep it a secret until I give it to him. He's been anxious for it for a long time and I finally got around to finishing it. SO SHHHH!

Sat outside and drew the other day, polar bears and Kirby st

Friday, August 7, 2009


Here are a few pages from my sketchbook!
Summer classes are all over with!
I will post up my work from them tomorrow.