Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yay! Today I am officially an adult! At 5:43 p.m., I officially hit the big 1-8. I'm getting three new sewing machine feet for my beloved Brother: a ruffler foot, a rolled hem foot, and I'm debating between a piping foot and a pintuck foot. I'm leaning towards the pintuck foot, though. I started cutting out a pattern for a new dress today as a treat for myself. It's Vogue 2960:
image of V2960I just loved this dress the moment I saw it. It's so quintessentially fifties, and it's the kind of dress that I think really flatters my figure. I have this great stripey fabric that I'm making it in- it's navy with thin white, red, hot pink, lime green, bright yellow, and bright orange stripes. It's really wild, and really cute. (Pictures soon, as soon as I find my card reader.) I'm shortening the skirt to knee-length and cutting the blouse front on the fold and making my buttons decorative rather than trying to make a placket and buttonholes. I want to try and have it by Saturday for my forensics meet (Creative storytellers represent!), so I'm going to be sewing as much as I can over the next few days. I want to whip up a petticoat too. I got the net yesterday at Wal-Mart and found a great, simple tutorial. I can do the gathering while I watch more Supernatural- I'm so glad I finally got the first season through Netflix, it is so good. As my birthday present to you, here is the picture of the lovely, lovely boys of Supernatural:

You're welcome. Please mop up the drool before leaving the site.


  1. Congrats on joining the adult world, Jamie. I didn't know you were so into sewing. WOW. I used to sew a lot. Made all my kids clothes, including pajamas and some coats, when they were young. Got away from doing much sewing when I started writing full time. Not enough time to do everything, although you seem to manage a lot with your youthful energy. :-)

    Your Wicked Company friend. And I do have a tissue handy to wipe my mouth and your page. :-)

  2. Thanks, Maryann! Glad you enjoyed!