Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Back in Action for 2015

Hi everyone,

After a year of trauma and angst, I'm r-e-a-l-l-y ready for the 2015 challenge.

I first joined this challenge in 2013 and really enjoyed reading of everyone's success . I live in Sydney, Australia, so my sewing may seem unseasonal, but fits with our climate. Garment sewing is my passion and I've sewn for as long as I can remember - most of my wardrobe is 'Me-Made'.

Unfortunately, my intentions to continue the Challenge in 2014 were waylaid. Much of the first 5 months of 2014 were spent supporting my dear father in hospital. The cancer that he'd faced in early 2013 (and thought he'd beaten) unfortunately resurfaced and aggressively overtook his body. Sadly, he passed away at the end of May. We have been dealing with his estate ever since.

We decided to take a break to the snow in September. Someone wasn't looking after me as I had a very simple fall which resulted in major injury. I dislocated both the tibia and fibia, fractured my tibia vertically and destroyed my knee joint of my right leg!! I don't do things by half. After 2 surgeries, (the first to bring the bones back into alignment with an external frame and the second, to plate and screw the tibia, repair the joint and install a bone graft) and some hospital time, sewing was not an option. Three months in and still using crutches, I'm just getting back to sewing.

I seriously am looking forward to the New Year.

Janine in Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Royal blue cowl neck tunic

Hi all,

I haven't posted here in forever. I have been sewing for myself in the last couple of weeks. I completed my first sew a long a week or so ago. Jocole has this awesome mix and match pattern where you pick the bodice, sleeves, and length. She has the pattern for women and kids. I sewed this top with cowl bodice, elbow length sleeves and A-line tunic length bottom. I used a royal blue ITY knit and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Please excuse the bathroom shot, but I wore it out for date night:)

Rosa



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shop Craftsy's Pre-Black Friday and Black Friday Sales!

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This week, Craftsy is hosting some amazing sales! Here are the details:

On Wednesday and Thursday, Craftsy is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale! You can uncover the Pre-Black Friday Sale: Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & Kits 

From Friday through Sunday, Craftsy is hosting their Black Friday Sale! All Classes $19.99 or less! Now is a great time to get the classes you've been eyeing all year! Craftsy classes also make a great gift, so do some holiday shopping for the crafter in your life.

Shop now because you won’t want to miss these incredible sales! 

P.S. I would love to hear what classes you chose, so be sure to comment below. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Join the Craftsy Affiliate Program!

Hi Sewists!!!

In case you've never checked it out, Craftsy has a great affiliate program!

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I've enrolled in several of the Craftsy sewing classes and have loved every one. Here are a few of my favorites:




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Friday, October 31, 2014

We are kicking off a new challenge beginning January 1, 2015!!!!

We began the original challenge on April 1, 2013. We've had up to 50 home sewers join us on the journey,  and we are kicking the challenge off again on January 1, 2015! 

We will begin a year long journey of home sewing!  We're committing to not purchasing clothing for one year.  Instead, we will build our wardrobe by making it ourselves....



Challenging? YES
Impossible? NO!!

For those who may be intimidated by the challenge of making everything in your wardrobe, you can choose to focus on a category or two. For example, maybe you'll commit to making all of your tops or skirts.

In honor of Helen over at Nanna's Place, let's get started this way:

1. Let's introduce OR reintroduce ourselves (if you joined us before).

2. Include a link and a brief description of your blog and why you sew (and blog).
3. Tell us your sewing goals for 2015.
4. Share the link to the first post you ever added to this challenge blog (or your post that was your favorite).
5. Grab the button code to the right to show your support! 

* Thanks Helen for your beautiful post to encourage us to re-engage!

Join us.... Leave a comment and your email if you're interested in authoring posts.  You'll receive an email inviting you to author posts, share techniques, review sewing books, and display your efforts along the way.

Look for updates in the coming weeks to help you get ready to take your sewing skills to the next level.  More later....  Cheering you on...Vita

Saturday, September 6, 2014

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

As I sat here with my coffee this morning, scrolling through  blog land, updating blogs, bla bla bla you know busy stuff lol! I noticed one of my older post showing  under  the "you might also like " boxes , it was my very first post for SEW YOUR OWN WARDROBE  back in Sept of 2013, with tears of joy I began to recall meeting  new friends from all around the world, the advice, the laughs, the culture, we shared with each other, as I sit here saying good morning, many are reading this saying goodnight, ohh the friends, the joys, the heartaches, the dreams we've all shared from all around the globe, I often wonder where are they now

so I was thinking Vita, how about a  where are they now reunion ? a linky party  to  re introduce ourselves, share links to our first post or could even copy/paste that  post into the new post lol! ,links to the 1st thing we've made, just a good ole reunion party, I'm sure you could come up with a snazzy mane lol! whatta ya think? that's just my thoughts for today lol!

Helen

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Style-Arc and Georgeous Fabric offering Free Style-Arc Ann-T-Top pattern

 I'm prepping to sew and saw where Gorgeous Fabrics and Style Arc are offering the Ann's T-Top pattern free for a limited time. I've already gotten my copy of the pattern.  When you get the pattern you actually get 3 copies (the size you ordered, one size larger, and one size smaller) I don't know how long the offer will be available.

Here's the link: http://www.stylearc.com/gf-promo/





Happy Sewing . . . .

http://sewingniche.blogspot.com

Friday, August 1, 2014

Self draft strappy top

Thanks for accepting me to come and join your challenge. As the weather has been heating up, I wanted a new strappy top... so I drafted my own!

 
For all the details on how I made it and how you can make your own, pop over to http://www.sewingbeefabrics.co.uk/draft-your-own-strappy-top
 
Thanks!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

An overdue apology!

Please accept my apology!
I tried to convert the blogger blog over to WordPress.... I haven't been successful.  The biggest challenge was finding a template that was as "seamstress friendly" as the current one on this site.  Therefore, I've decided to leave it here for now. This works for us....

I have, however, secured a new domain name for us. So, July 1, 2014, the domain name will be www.sewyourownwardrobechallenge.com

If you've tried to post or comment on what I tried to establish as the new blog, ignore it. I will take it down as of today. We can resume operations here.

Again...my apologies. Vita

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Basics...

I have just made three pair of elastic waist pull on pants and a pull on skirt - you can find these on my blog -
click here.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two more Tees

 I've been busy with New Look 6216 again. For details about the top above click here. 

For details about the top below, you will need to click here.

Happy sewing everyone, Sarah Liz.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A simple little Tee...

This is a quick and easy little top to make, using Kwik Sew 3766.  More details on my blog, click here.