September 18, 2009

I like the word city behind anything with importance.  Ice cream CITY!!!  Anyway, I’ve been sewing a lot lately.  A lot for me at least.  Here are some of the things I’ve made:  (Don’t hate on the pitiful pictures, please.  I don’t know how to work the bigbad camera’s self timer and I’m home alone.)

This is Simplicity 2646.  I wanted to make a fallish shirt, so I went with the longer sleeved version.  I should’ve seen the freaky sleeve coming when the sleeve pattern piece was as big as the front & back pattern pieces!  I took at least 2 inches off and did some extra pleating down the side so it doesn’t poof as much.  Also, Tara tells me I am a size 12 in sewing, but I should’ve gone with a 10 in this case.  Noted…

autumn shirt

back autumn shirt

I didn’t use a pattern for this shirt, just kind of made it up as I went along.  I’ve been trying to make a pajama top for about a week, but keep failing big time.  I have no business trying to make a fitted pajama top.  None at all.  So I went with a pillowcase look – ha!  Had to use a little math to figure out the top with pleating and all, but everything went well!  I guess sewing and (simple)math go hand in hand which has been and will continue to be a problem.  Me no likey math.  I can wear this under cardigans too.  And I can wear it around the apt. and feel cute because I’m wearing something I made!

tan polka dot tank(disregard the wrinkles..)

I made this today in about 30 minutes.  This is one of Nate’s old YMCA shirts that was headed to the Goodwill.  Instead it will now be a pajama top/under cardigan shirt.  I cut across right under the arm pits, turned the shirt upside-down and rounded the sides up (kind of like a baseball shirt), pleated the top, added straps from the leftover fabric from the back of the shirt, and zig-zag hemmed the bottom.  I think I like pleats.  Have you noticed all of these shirts have pleating?  Maybe I’m just not ready to make a fitted shirt.

blue tank(don’t look at the wrinkles again..)

back of blue tank

Thats about it on the sewing front.  My quilt is on hold for no reason at all except I’m lazy.  Tara is coming this weekend – I think I’ll have her help me put it together.

Here are some pictures of the Zinnia Nathan brought home this week.  (Thanks to Ms. Cindy at his work..)P9180354P9160330Little did Ms. Cindy know, Zinnia are my very favorite flowers.

I just killed a spider with a flip flop and let it fall on the ground.  I have no intent on picking it up.  Is that bad?

Anna thinks she owns my fabric.



-Will be making these soon.  I need more baking in my life.

-Listening to A Fine Frenzy’s new CD non-stop.

-Learning important things at my job.  Gaining patience.


6 Responses to “sewing-city”

  1. Nate said

    my Y shirt is so much more beautiful now!! anna is such a pretty girl. she just licked her lip and winked at me… doesn’t she understand that i’m taken already?

  2. Jaime said

    I can’t believe Anna looks so grown up! My baby girl. How did her and Johnny get along? Good work on all the sewing! You sewing master city girl.

  3. charlyann said

    the paisely is just a wordpress theme. when you go into themes and search for a new one just type that in and it should come up. good luck!

  4. Hannah said

    first of all, I didn’t know you had this blog… adding it to my google reader now!

    secondly, you are making such cute clothes!!!

    thridly I hate spiders!!!

    and lastly, i LOVE a fine frenzy

    oh yeah second lastly, I will definitely be investing in that book… what bookstore did you get it at?

  5. Kourtney said

    AMANDA!!!! You’re so good at this!!!! I want to see more :)

  6. Lindsay said

    hey you! thanks for the comment on my last post! i miss you and wish we could paint together too! GREAT JOB on your sewing skills seriously! those tops are SOOOOO cute!!!

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