Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – March 8, 2013

Posted March 10, 2013 by causeiwanna
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Day 2

band

band

All I’d plan to buy was three more pieces of lace.  Of course, I got more than lace 🙂

Here are all of the pieces of lace I’ve purchase over the last two days.

brown navy black lace

brown navy black lace

Black – day 2 purchase.  Navy and Brown  -day 1 purchase

white red plum lace

white red plum lace

Plum and white – day 2 purchase, red – day 1 purchase

Lace pieces

Lace pieces

I couldn’t resist these pieces of lace.  I can just see then as embellishments for a bra.  All lace was purchased from Luc Smiers Fine French Laces www.cottonlace.com

Jalie 2921 and Christine Jonson 1219

Jalie 2921 and Christine Jonson 1219

jacket sleeve interfacing

jacket sleeve interfacing

I bought these two patterns Jalie 2921 and christine Jonson no. 1219.  I’ve wanted Jalie 2921 pattern ever since I saw all of the reviews on patternreview.  Christine Jonson no. 1219.  This looks like an easy summer wardrobe.  I purchased these patterns from Carol Steinbrecher for Conselle.    I also purchased a yard of this interfacing.  Carol uses it on jacket sleeve hems.

I’m done with the expo for this year.  I noticed at lot of sewing vendors did not attend this year.  I hope this isn’t the shape of things to come otherwise they should rename it the Original Quilt Expo.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Atlanta March 7, 2013

Posted March 9, 2013 by causeiwanna
Categories: Atlanta, Conference, Sewing Equipment

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band

This year, I decided not to attend classes and concentrate on buying sewing notions.  The expo had plenty of notions for quilters but very little for garment sewers.   I did find a few things.  Click on photo to enlarge the photo.

buttonhole cutter

buttonhole cutter

seam guide and buttonhole cutter

seam guide and buttonhole cutter

Vendor – A Fine Notion Texas  I’ve been wanting a buttonhole cutter for a while but I’ve always hesitated to buy one because of shipping costs.  This set contains a buttonhole cutter knife, circular cutter punch and hardwood cutting block for $7.95.  Score!  One can never have too many seam gauges.  This one is much larger than my favorite seam guide.  I’m eager to try it.

Seam Allowance Curve

Seam Allowance Curve

Vendor – Carol Steinbrecher for Conselle/Style Solutions www.stylesolutionsllc.com

I’ve seen this Seam Allowance curve on etsy.com and Shams blogged about it.  I bought the 5/8″ ruler.

microtip scissors and  finger light

microtip scissors and finger light

Vendor – Scissors Man www.famorecutlery.com I bought a second pair of micro tip scissors and a finger light. I’ll give a review of the finger light later.

steel thread spool holder

steel thread spool holder

Vendor – Marathon thread Guy www.marathonthread.com I have a plastic Dritz cone thread holder and I haven’t been happy with it. It’s very filmsy.  This thread holder is heavy and solid.

3 stretch laces for bra sewing

3 stretch laces for bra sewing

Lace vendor – Luc Smiers Fine French Laces www.cottonlace.com  The website doesn’t show a lot of the Stretch Tulle Net Lace but that’s what I bought.  This is my most exciting purchase!  I couldn’t believe I found lace similar to what I’ve seen Sigrid use on her beautiful bras.  I bought a yard each.  I’m seriously thinking of going back tomorrow to buy more. Woo-hoo!

closeup red lace

closeup red lace

closeup blue lace

closeup blue lace

I won!

Posted March 7, 2013 by causeiwanna
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(Warning!!! Don’t play the Little Miss Sunshine clip at work or with the volume up.  It could cause momentary hearing loss.  Just kidding about the hearing loss 🙂  It is loud!)

Little Miss Sunshine – I won

I like podcasts.  I listen to two sewing podcasts Sew Forth Now and Enchanted by Sewing.   I enjoy both podcasts but you have to wait a while for the next podcast.  One day, I searched sewing podcasts in iTunes and found Disparate Disciplines.  W00-hoo!  The first episode I listerned to had two sewing friends discussing “Are you a ‘sewer’ or a ‘sewist’? and there was a giveway!  Not only did I discover a new podcast but I discovered two new sewing blogs:  Disparate Disciplines and Three Dresses Project 🙂  Anyway, I entered the giveaway for Cake Patterns “Tiramisu” dress and I WON!

Cake Patterns - Tiramisu Dress

Cake Patterns – Tiramisu Dress

Thank you so much Leila!

My new Burda Patterns

Posted February 21, 2013 by causeiwanna
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I wasn’t able to get a few of the Burda Style patterns that I wanted but I’m happy with the three I did buy.

BURDA 07108 burda 7243 8087_sb.indd

Burda Patterns

Posted February 21, 2013 by causeiwanna
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Wow!  Burda patterns are on sale for $2.49 at Hancock Fabric  February 21-24, 2013.  I’ll be there with my list.

Burda 7513 dress

Burda 7513 dress

F.B.A tutorials and update

Posted February 2, 2013 by causeiwanna
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I saw this full bust adjustment tutorial [  http://www.lazystitching.com/2012/05/full-bust-adjustment-on-a-pleated-bodice/  by Lazy Stitching] today and knew I needed it in my library.  I’ve had lisette 0459 or 2209 in my stash for a while but wasn’t going to try it until I figured out how to do an FBA on a pleated bodice.

dress with pleated bodice and jacket

dress with pleated bodice and jacket

Thank you Lazy Stitching!  She has a whole host of F.B.As for various garment types. (Woo-hoo).

I haven’t been sewing lately.  My new job keeps me pretty busy.  I did however participate in the Bra Sew Along host by Amy of Cloth Habit.  I will post about my experience later this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Difference Between A $99 Suit And A $5,000 Suit, In One Graphic

Posted September 7, 2012 by causeiwanna
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Enjoy this article.

The Difference Between A $99 Suit And A $5,000 Suit, In One Graphic

One day I’ll get to the Made-To-Measure stage 🙂