I find them completely fascinating. They always remind me of some strange post-apocalyptic landscape, and I love it. There’s a gigantic wind farm near my home and these were taken there earlier this fall.
I also think that its very “typical” Indiana in the fall weather in these pieces. Yes, we have beautiful leaves and foliage, but the sky is very grey from October until March.
More photography and sewing coming soon, stay tuned friends and neighbors.
I’ve been busy. In between finals and whatnot, it became summer all of a sudden. I have this week off and plan to do a lot of sewing/blogging, so hopefully I’ll get back in the groove of this!
Like I said, it is all of a sudden hot and summery. So I “refashioned” some jeans into capri pants today. Took approximately 5 minutes. Very challenging stuff I’m into these days.
Sorry the picture is horrible. I really need to figure out a better way to take pictures of clothes I’m wearing.
One of my best girlfriends and I used to be devoted capri wearers around our sophomore year in college. Our friend Brandon asked her one time why we would ever wear short pants, and not just regular long pants. We thought the fact that he called them short pants was a riot, and here I am years and years later still calling them short pants. Old habits die hard I suppose.
Wild mustard is everywhere in Indiana at this time of year. I know it’s “just a weed” but it covers the fields and especially at sunset is just stunning. There’s a particular field on the way to my In Laws that always is filled with it. Its got a lovely creek on one side, and this beautiful saturated yellow on the other. Love it.
I had a chance last Thursday to go sit by a pond I used to spend a lot of time at when I was younger. It was so peaceful & a great way to celebrate being done with my first final.
Some of my momma’s flowers @ her greenhouse
Flowers the Husband bought me in April 🙂
One of my husband’s friends loaned me a fisheye lens, so I’ve been playing around with it.
Well friends and neighbors, thats all for now. I have a bunch of cleaning I want to get done before a going away dinner for a friend tonight. I have about 3 hours, so we’ll see how far I can get!
The Annie shirt is almost done! I’m not sure how much I’ll actually love it, but thats ok! I learned stuff making it, so thats also pretty darned important.
I’ve all but given up on Me Made March, which makes me very sad. I only own four shirts, two dresses, and a pair of shorts that I’ve sewn, and 3 of those shirts are the only things that are appropriate for the weather in Indiana in March. I had grand plans of doing a lot more sewing this month so I could really participate, but that hasn’t happened. I also planned on refashioning 2 tee shirts and a couple sweaters to help me through it. What road do they say is paved with good intentions?
^I want my house to have a porch just like this!!
Currently tracing an old pair of shorts that don’t fit width wise or length wise to re make them with new fabric. They’re just basic soffe’s shorts, but they’re comfy and they don’t make them a little longer and a little bigger.
Back when I was a camp counselor we lived in these shorts, however, as a mid-twenties respectable woman, I don’t feel that would be appropriate…and after all, isn’t that one of the great things about being able to make your own clothes?!
Well friends and neighbors, it’s day 2 of Me Made March! Woot!
So far, so good. I have suddenly realized that I haven’t made that many clothes, and am VERY glad I included refashioned clothes in my pledge.
News A: I finished marking and cutting out the Yellow sheet princess seam button down… (it needs a name, I’m going to call it my Joyce shirt.) I basted my first princess seam together! Yay! It wasn’t as terrifying as I expected. Probably because I hand basted it and nothing can be scary when hand basting.
I think it’s going to take a while to finish it, so I have devised a devious new way of keeping my projects together. I would like to avoid another loss like the pin tuck shirt. (See News B.)
In the big 2 gallon ziptop on the left is the leftover scraps and pieces of the fabric. Inside that bag go the two smaller bags, one with the tissue pattern pieces & instructions, the other with the cut and marked fabric pieces.
News B: I found that dang pin tuck shirt. I suppose I’m going to have to finish it now. Yippee Skippeee.
News C: I’ve started a tunic. Its Simplicity 4149.
I’m calling it the Annie Tunic because my friend Annie once wore a shirt very similar to it, when I was just learning how to sew in 2008 or 09 and it is the inspiration behind it.
I’m making it out of a crinkly black gauzy cotton. It looks like it should be pretty quick to put together once it’s cut.
(Completely unrelated to sewing – babies in the greenhouse- So tiny and cute!)
News D:I got my point and shoot digital camera back from being repaired today! Yay!
News E: I drafted a new skirt pattern. Its a pretty simple A line skirt, but I had to complicate it with trouser style pockets, a waistband, and a front full length button closure. To be honest, its a knock off of Colette’s Beignet skirt. I am SO pro-small business, especially sewing businesses, and I try to support them whenever I can. BUT the fact is, the pattern is not available in my size, and I wouldn’t look good in that pattern as it is, so I’d have to do some major overhaul to wear it. Its easier for me to just draft a similar skirt myself.
Colette’s Very Cool inspiration skirt:
Hopefully I’ll get the Annie shirt or the dang pin tuck shirt done soon. Ooh or maybe the charcoal skirt…! Happy Wednesday!
This is a vintage sheet I got at the thrift store today, and I think it will make a fabulous shirt!
I bought this mirror a couple months ago, and I really liked it. Its hanging next to our front door, and it reminds me of a giant oval one my gram always had hanging in her hallway. And today, I found another one exactly like it! Well, its a horrendous gold. So they will soon be painted and probably hanging over our nightstands! Yay pairs of mirrors!!
In other news, John and I helped my parents build their greenhouse today! (Side note: it’s no longer in the 50’s and 60’s… its quite cold.)
I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, friends and neighbors!
Well friends and neighbors, I have to admit something to you. I’m not so much a fan of winter. I actually kind of hate it. Its cold and wet and gray. Not my favorite combination of things. Its just rather depressing.
I’ve been sewing though!
I cut this last Thursday evening while watching Highlander: Season 1 (one of my favorite guilty pleasures.) I cut it from a tee shirt that I had that fit well through the arms/shoulder/neck area.
This was my first attempt at sewing a knit garment, so I’m fairly happy with it. Its not great, but it works. I also have about 6 or 7 yards of knit fabric sitting here, patiently waiting for me to sew it up, so practice is much needed!
And finally… pictures of the much blogged about Purple Party Dress!
I wore it for the second time on Valentine’s day when my husband and I went out to my favorite restaurant for dinner.
And here it is with the sweater I actually wore it with. I’m not a huge fan of the sleeves, but I’m not exactly sure what is wrong with them yet. And sorry for the awful pictures. I’ve not gotten the hang of photographing myself. And I can’t find the owner’s manual to figure out how to use my self timer… *SIGH*
Have I mentioned that I got my new Burda? I did. There are several things I want to make out of it.
This might be the very first night time picture I’ve taken with my camera. Nothing terribly impressive, but it was fun to play around with while waiting for my husband to get the car on Valentine’s.
Oh how I hope Spring is on its way! In case its not, I just grabbed some fine wale gray corduroy to make a skirt out of that I’m quite excited about sewing! I have this sort of miniature unpaid internship thing for school, and we have to dress “professionally,” which in my field, is not necessarily suit and tie. I realized I have no bottom half of the body coverings that are warm or wintery or dressy other than one pair of gray wide leg trousers that must be worn with heels. A gray corduroy skirt should fill that gap well, especially if I could get a black pant done too.
Well I’m officially on a snow day! There was supposed to be quite a bit of ice, so we went to my parents’ house to stay warm because they have a wood stove and a fireplace. That way we wouldn’t have to worry if the power went out.
So aside from writing a paper that is still due at midnight tonight, I’m spending my snow recess sewing. I’m making a scarf!