July 6, 2018

Faye's Sewing Adventure is Back Again...

...it's been far too long since I've written a blog post.  I have sincerely missed posting, but you know - LIFE!  I finished my high school year at the end of May.  I then made my annual transition to college life by getting use to teaching online - which by the way isn't as complicated as I thought it would be.  It's actually really nice getting to learn something new.

I kept thinking that I would sit down and write a blog post, but kept putting it off because I hadn't sewn anything new.  I finally said forget about being absent for such a long time - today is the day.

In mid June I joined my family in North Carolina for the celebration of my grandson Malachi's graduation (the youngest of four grands).  I am so proud of him as I am of all the others.  He's North Carolina A&T Bound promising to become the family's first engineer.  I believe him too!


 and got to meet my newest great-granddaughter, Novah Skye for the very first time.  She is truly a added blessing.
 In the meantime, I had to switch up sewing machines because it was way past time to have my work horse serviced.
My Janome 3022 is really a good electronic machine that I only pull out every now and again.  I actually hate switching machines and getting use to another one.
But I got my BabyLock Sophia serviced in record time with a bonus.  They replaced my automatic threader mechanism for only $12.99.  It's been broken for a long time, but when I checked on getting it replaced earlier I was quoted $169.00.  I said "no way, I'll just thread it the old fashion way".  I'm ready to get some real sewing done now and get back into the swing of things...


June 10, 2018

Hello Sewing Friends...

...it's been a while I know - just shy of a month to be exact, and I must say that I have missed writing my regular posts.  You automatically know that when there is no blogging, most likely there is no sewing going on.  I needed to take just a minute to get a grip of my work life summer transition.  That being done, it was time to take care of the sewing room...
Took care of the floor area first so sewing could take place
It's amazing how much I really, really miss sewing when I just don't have time to get to it. So when I got a chance, I needed some really quick gratification to get me back into the swing of things in the sewing room.  I had a couple of birthday gifts that I wanted to make so I chose Butterick 6425's cold shoulder knit top because I had made it up four times already.
                 


Same pattern two looks) with just a bit of modification added to the second top).  Both fit well thank goodness, and I was able to get two June birthday presents taken care of.  It feels good to be back in my sewing environment...






May 12, 2018

Hello Sewing World - I Want It All Pants Fitting...

...back in mid March - before I got deeply involved in planning the #2018TOPSTHATPOP Sew-a-long, I had started back in on pants fitting.  Remember my "I WANT IT ALL" posts from last year? Well I still want it all but this time I'm approaching pants fitting brand new way.  I finally took a deep breath and ordered a "made for me" pants sloper from Bootstrap Fashions.  I had always been a little leery about plug in your measurements computer generated patterns; but finally figured "what the heck", and gave it a try.  I am so tired of trying to tweak to achieve a correct crouch curve fit!  So with the help of Andrea of Sew to Fit I plugged in my numbers and then ordered sloper pattern # 85309 complete with seam allowances.

The sloper was pushed to the back burner while I facilitated the sewalong. I had to actually search around for it this morning.  I got a little nervous at first, but finally found it crumpled in the bottom of a work in progress project basket.  I pressed it before taking the pictures (didn't want to subject you to a wrinkly mess) so I could really see what I'm working with.
So it's just me in the sewing room this morning in my Sami Cami and my new pants sloper.  I like these results very well.  My plans are to add side slant pockets and move forward with this sloper to successful pants...

May 2, 2018

Announcement: #2018 Tops That Pop Random Drawing Winners...

...OMGOODNESS the #2018 Tops That Pop Sewalong was awesome this year and sew much fun!  April 15 to April 30th seemed like such a long span of time, but it just flew right on by.

 
This sewalong is so meaningful for me.  I deem it a big deal that so many of the sewing community jump on the band wagon with me to wake up sleepy sewing motivation, and add POPS of colorful tops for spring and summer wardrobes.  So I have to give a big THANK YOU to all that signed up and submitted tops. I also THANK those who wanted to submit but things just didn't work out that way.  Guess what, there's always next year!  Every intention was appreciated!

Having sponsors for the five (5) random drawings was also a big deal for me.  I'd like to send a big THANK YOU TO:
 KAI SCISSORS
THE MCCALL'S PATTERN COMPANY
SEWN MAGAZINE
MADAM SEW
AND RACHELLE GREEN of PLEASED TO GREET YOU 

Now on to the Random Drawings








WINNERS PLEASE EMAIL YOUR MAILING ADDRESSES TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO:  fayedoll@cox.net


Be on the look out for the #2019 Tops That Pop Sewalong next April, Lord willing.                 And as always, thank you for reading here!
Now on to more of Faye's Sewing Adventures....






May 1, 2018

#2018 Tops That Pop Sew-A-Long: Final Submission Post (Picture Heavy)...:

...
  FINAL SUBMISSIONS POST - #2018TOPSTHATPOP SEW-A-LONG                      
 Deadline for Submission was: 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 30th




80 Participants (including me) Signed Up
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE: 125)
Click here to take a look at our amazing #2018TopsThatPop Pinterest Board

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT:
  1. I will review of all Submissions,
  2. All submitting participants will be assigned a number,
  3. Random Generator.com will be used to draw five (5) winners,
  4. Each winners will be notified and must submit mailing addresses to me by email.  
NOW FOR THE GRAND FINALE







Carli's McCall's 7601 Racer cut tie neck blouse

Elizabeth Ashley's McCall's 6513


Elizabeth Ashley's McCall's 6513
Elizabeth Ashley's McCall's 7629














Tonya Martin's Simplicity 8601

How amazing!
         Be on the lookout for the winner announcements

#2018TOPSTHATPOP SPONSORS
KAI SCISSORS
THE MCCALL'S PATTERN COMPANY
SEWN MAGAZINE
MADAM SEW
RACHELLE GREEN - PLEASED TO GREET YOU

April 29, 2018

#2018 Tops That Pop Sew-A-Long: Day 15...

...15 Days Down, with only 1 more days to go
 Day 15 - #2018TOPSTHATPOP SEW-A-LONG

IMPORTANT NOTICE
  Only one more day to go 
 Deadline for Submission: 11:59p.m. Monday, April 30th


80 Participants (including me)


Kelly Carrington's Butterick 6334
Linda Faye Lewis - Simplicity 1362
Linda Faye Lewis - Simplicity 1362 #2
 
 
#2018TOPSTHATPOP SPONSORS

Kai Scissors

The McCall Pattern Company

Sewn Magazine

Madam Sew

Rachelle Green - Pleased to Greet You

Faye's Sewing Adventure is Back Again...

...it's been far too long since I've written a blog post.  I have sincerely missed posting, but you know - LIFE!  I finished my high...