Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Bomber done & Receiving Blankets!:)

"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time."

1 Timothy 2:1-6

     Hey y'all!:) I got around to lining my bomber jacket! I did it as per the McCalls blog instructions, but I won't do it this way again. I found it difficult attaching the lining after the main jacket was done, especially to the facing & at the top and bottom of the zipper. I have a bunch of things in the works, especially with Christmas coming up, so I doubt if I'll get around to my next jacket for a little while. When I do, I think I'll definitely use a different method. I'll also select a higher quality fabric for the lining. I picked up a couple meters of this inexpensive polyester lining that frays like *crazy* & it doesn't seem very durable. Ah, oh well, I hope it holds up for awhile, not looking forward to replacing the lining! For now it makes the insides look much better:)

      Now for the blankets... :)

     As I mentioned in my last blog, I planned to make a couple of these cozy flannel receiving blankets for a new friend's baby. Each blanket is just two 1m pieces. I straightened the fabric & placed the pieces RST and cut off the selvedges and cut them as wide as possible. I rounded the corners as well:)

   Using a 1/2" seam allowance, I sewed all the way around, leaving about 6" for turning.

I guess I didn't quite get all the selvedge off:p

   A microfibre needle was perfect! I used a 60 and it was like sewing butter! So smooth! I used yellow at first, to use up some thread I have a lot of but don't use often. After I turned the blanket out and pressed, I topstitched with white thread.

       The finished blankets!:) I've made *sooo* many of these over the last few years.  Its nice to have a quick project that is easily cut and sewn the same day! My son is almost 8 months old & I still use these kinds of blankets often. They're a great baby shower gift too!

 Have a great day all!:)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Bomber Jacket, almost done!!:)

"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
John 1:14

       Hey y'all!:) I'm pretty pleased with how my jacket is coming along!:) I still need to line it, but I was too excited to wait til it was completed before taking some photos! I'm just going to use a brown polyester I recently added to my stash;) Seems like I have a million things on my plate. In addition to my jeans (which I still am planning to finish!), a new friend is about to have a baby, so I'm making her a couple of flannel receiving blankets. I also have a few plushies I'd like to make as Christmas gifts. So many ideas, so little time!

        Would you believe I bought another cut of fabric similar to this tree print but with a turquoise background? The tree print is a bit more sharp as well. There was a sale @ Fabricville recently and I noticed a few other colours in this print. Turquoise, pink, purple, hunter orange, green too I think. Wow, I could make a jacket in every colour, lol! I exercised self-control and just bought one though, difficult sometimes not to get carried away, ha;) I think my beautiful sister-in-law, Leanne, who sews (and hunts with her dad!), would look great in this kind of jacket! I thought of her right away when I noticed the print in pink! What do you think Leanne?:)


      Pendant shot!:) My wonderful husband got for me from Etsy. Its an old-school Singer sewing machine. It looks a lot like the one my Grannie had, the kind with the foot peddle. 

      Well, that's all for today. Have a great day everyone!:)