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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our 18th anniversary

Yesterday was our 18th anniversary. I started the post, but didn't get to finish or upload photos. My kids are covered up due to privacy. We were 23 at the time of our wedding, so you can do the math. We actually went out Friday when we could get a sitter. I won't bore ya'll with the usual sentiments, but have enjoyed being with him, good or bad.

On the sewing front, he was gone Saturday making some extra money working for a friend, so I was able to mock up in a cotton remnant Simplicity 4138, view E. It came out cute in the daisy print, but mathmatically it doesn't add up. I have up to size 16 on mine, I measure about an 18 in waist/hips, so I added some to CF and CB and took smaller SA all around. That sucker is huge! And being cotton, doesn't really drape, so I remade another version in a rayon crepe, adding only a little bit to CF/CB and keeping normal SA's. The rayon crepe is softer and drapier. I have some rayon jersey that I can make my B3070 into in an ivory to go with the print in the crepe. This version is much better, but the waist to hip ratio may cause some bagginess when the elastic goes in, so it will have to have a shirt on the outside. I am searching for TNT's and thought this might be a good casual skirt. It may be with the right drape. I am toying with the daisy one, making it smaller so it can be used. If not, I may finish it out and list it on etsy. If anyone is interested, let me know. After that, need to find an A-line or straight skirt to make into a TNT.


gwensews said...

Happy belated anniversary! And wishing you many more. Good luck on your skirt quest. I hope you find the perfect pattern.

BConky said...


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congratulations and for many more years.

hugs, Paco

That Crazy Ajumma said...

I must've missed this post...so sorry.
Happy Anniversary toooo youuuu!!!