Pin-up sew along project pt 1

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The holiday season is now drawing to a close, and with it my vacation. To fill in the gaps of free time I have, I have finally started working on the pin up sew along project!!!

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I have drafted out the pattern pieces for the bombshell bra to my size and am currently working on my second muslin sample/toile.

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I’m going to make both bra designs from left-over pink satin I found in my fabric hoard, with pretty antique lace overlay with lace from my huge barrel-o-lace!!

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So far there is much fun being had in my little workroom 🙂

Learn more about the sew along by Anna: A Few Threads Loose
And Sarah: OhhhLuLu blog

Pattern available at this link as a sew along package: The Pin Up Sew Along Kit on Etsy

Or separately: French Bra Pattern by MrsDepew on Etsy

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Nothing wrong with a little Discipline

Today, after what was possibly THE longest production I’ve ever worked on, I realized that it was JUST GOING TO KEEP GOING. I felt drained. It’s been three months, and we won’t be going in to tech week until the end of January.

Some people might think “Hey! What are you complaining about? You just got the mother of all project extensions!” but to me, what it really means is that what is already an exhausting job when I go full speed, has been slowed down and dragged out. I feel more tired on this show, with minimal actual work, than I did when I was sleeping on the workshop floor five nights a week, hand sewing 50 Victorian gowns.

Go figure, right?

So, I decided that maybe part of the problem was just that I wasn’t sewing. I was going nuts. It didn’t matter WHAT I sewed. If some one had asked me to sew them a teddy bear , or slip covers for a new sofa, I would have cried with glee.

So, today, after cooking an army of cupcakes for my Birthday party on Sunday (yes, I bake my own cake, I’m just picky like that), I decided that I was going to buy myself a birthday present. I bought myself two “sew along” pattern sets, and I have every intention of completing the sew along’s, going day by day!! Not only will it be fun to sew items for myself, but it will give me ample opportunities to work on my sewing skills, and will keep me busy busy busy over winter break, while my shop is shut down!! 🙂

Oh. Yes. This also means there will be more frequent (SHORTER) posts as I go through my projects. Which will be fabulous! 🙂