Silk Blouse

January 6, 2010

9. Make a dressy silk blouse

Isn’t this Marc by Marc JacobsĀ top beautiful? I first saw it at Bloomingdale’s, the cute polka dotted silk catching my eye. I just love the pleated sleeves; it’s such a cute detail and reminds me of the pieced sleeves of the Budding Romance tunic from Twinkle Sews. The front of the blouse also has a pintucked front yoke. Ever since I began sewing, I’ve started to notice design details that I would have never noticed before. Starting to sew has basically opened my eyes to a whole new world. I find it really fun to walk around the mall and see the different jackets and tops and the designs behind them. Being relatively young, I really don’t have more than one dressy outfit. I’d love to try to make a blouse like this one. :)

The List

December 31, 2009


1. Sew a hood for my sister

My sister saw this hood on Etsy, made by the fabulous Joodito . There’s a lot of cool clothes and accessories for sale there, all made from recycled materials, but the price tag is a bit high ($60 for this hood 0 0 3). I’m going to try to make something similar inspired by this piece for my sister.

2. Finally hem the coat I’ve been working on

3. Sew a robe to lounge around in

4. Sew the dress, Next Big Thing, that graces the cover of Twinkle Sews
5. Sew Budding Romance from Twinkle Sews
6. Sew an everyday jacket that can replace some of my tattered hoodies
7. Learn to sew pants or shorts with a zippered fly
8. Fashion some everyday wearable clothes to add to my wardrobe.

First steps

December 31, 2009

Hi everybody and welcome to my List of Sewing To-Do’s! I started sewing last year and I love it. I’m constantly thinking about my next project and keeping all of my ideas in my head is becoming a bit overwhelming. That’s where this List comes in. With any luck, having a plan (sort of) and a place to keep my sewing ideas organized will help me become an even better sewist. Plus, I love reading of all the sewing blogs out there and would love to be a part of that community. :) Happy New Year’s Eve!


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