Geez. What am I supposed to do with all this? 
Two sewing machines
One large box, one small box, and two plastic bags filled with fabric
Fabric that doesn’t fit in the above picture
Three containers filled with random sewing accessories and buttons
Tons of polyester filling
I want to keep all of this and it wouldn’t be a problem if I had a craft room… but I live in my dad’s guest bedroom during summer break, and in a campus provided apartment during the school year. 
HOW DO I ORGANIZE AND PACK?

Geez. What am I supposed to do with all this? 

  • Two sewing machines
  • One large box, one small box, and two plastic bags filled with fabric
  • Fabric that doesn’t fit in the above picture
  • Three containers filled with random sewing accessories and buttons
  • Tons of polyester filling

I want to keep all of this and it wouldn’t be a problem if I had a craft room… but I live in my dad’s guest bedroom during summer break, and in a campus provided apartment during the school year. 

HOW DO I ORGANIZE AND PACK?

I made a comic-making kit for myself! It has a spot for every single one of my pens and pencils and I love it!

Felt characters.

So for once I’m going to actually try to keep track of how long it take me to make things! Soooo.  So far I’ve cut out the pieces for 3 characters, it takes about 10-15 minutes each.

On to SEWING!!!

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I’m making adventure time characters!! I’m super excited about this project.  Got all this felt at micheal’s for only $7.90!

Yay book pages!

Yay book pages!

Sewing my final book tonight! It’s a mobius strip of the cycle of the moon.  Gotta sew soooooo many pages. Blasting Lenny Kravitz and gonna order pizza later. Whoot!

Sewing my final book tonight! It’s a mobius strip of the cycle of the moon.  Gotta sew soooooo many pages. Blasting Lenny Kravitz and gonna order pizza later. Whoot!

Anonymous said: You're clearly enjoying your sewing, your wearing such a smile with all your excellently sewn clothes in your photos! What is it you enjoy the most about sewing? And the least, for that matter?

Hurray! I love messages! Thank you!!!

Anyway… I really enjoy using the final product and being able to tell people that I made it. I actually have my pencil case open right now and my professor walked by and said it was “a nice little set-up.”  He was really impressed by it.

My least favorite parts are cutting out pattern pieces, and dealing with knots in my machine.  It’s 30+ years old so it’s a bit temperamental sometimes. 

Thanks for the question!

I finished the pencil roll!
Bias tape is a really awesome thing.  Look at how pretty the edge is!
Tutorial from here: You Go Girl!

I finished the pencil roll!

Bias tape is a really awesome thing.  Look at how pretty the edge is!

Tutorial from here: You Go Girl!

My computer is dead.

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Well actually it’s not dead.  Which is a VERY good thing.  It is however at the repair store because the fan was making bad noises.  So I’m using the terribly old

desktop computer that apparently can’t even run tumblr right.  i have no idea if this post is working.Good newS?  My dress is finished! but I can’t get pictures for now

Dress Progress #3

Hello! 

I am VERY EXCITED right now!  Why? Because I’m almost finished with my dress!

Now, last time I updated, I said I was almost finished, but I ran into some problems… Mostly, the skirt was quite crooked and it fell to an awkward length.  Instead of being the cute happy dress I envisioned, it turned out to be a lopsided mom dress.  There’s nothing wrong with Mom dresses, but I’m only 18.  I don’t want to wear a mom dress.

SO.  I cut off the ruffle.  I cut a good six inches of the body of the skirt.  I ripped the seams holding the bias tape to the skirt so I could reuse it and then I ripped out the seam of the ruffle.  This was important because the main reason everything got crooked was my carelessness when sewing the ruffle the first time.  Remember this picture?

Even with the bias tape covering the seam, you can see how crookedly I sewed it.  After fixing all of that, (multiple days later because I was disappointed and had no motivation)  I sewed on the zipper and I still had a problem.  It was WAY to big around the waist and across my back!

Not a very flattering picture is it?  Look at all this extra material!

Fortunately, I was prepared for this situation.  I knew that it was going to happen.  My bust/waist/hips ratio doesn’t fit into the standard sizes.  Generally, I buy a dress to fit my boobs and pray a belt can bring it in in a flattering manner at the waist.  Otherwise things hang stupidly.  But the benefit of sewing things yourself?  Being your own tailor!

I pinned the fabric over along the zipper.  Estimating how much would be necessary based on how it fit when I tried it on.

And because the pins were pointed away from my body, I was able to put it on before sewing to make sure my estimations would work.  And they did!  I have since sewn this seam and it fits so nicely now. 

I only have some bias tape, a few buttons, and raising the hem left!  That is my goal for tonight.  Expect updates on the other projects I worked on today soon!