2010 SPU 2 - Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Chinese New Year!

Edit: I forgot to write a summary/intro or whatever to this update.

2010 SPU 2 = 2010 Sewing Prowess Update 2

Today's photo is another one of my favorite model, Scampi! She's the sweetest, always making sure I have company when I sew or lurk in sewing blogs.

Valentine's Day was a relaxing day at home after the flurry of Chinese New Year celebrations -- very yummy, but tiring! For VD, I made sewn card and envelope and it is very crafty-looking and private so I'm not posting it here. But suffice to say, I spent a few late nights completing it under the radar.

For myself, I completed the coffee date dress muslin and I'm eager to make it in proper wearable fabric.

Also, I found myself having lunch near Tessuti, and of course, I couldn't resist going in for a quick look. I still couldn't bring myself to spend so much money fabric -- $100+ per meter of Italian silk? i want, but I'll just ruin it!

I did score a few things from their remnant table: 2 meters of a wool-blend for Ric's pants, 1.5 meters of shirting cotton (perhaps the fashion fabric for the coffee date dress) and 0.7 meter of a thick, dark blue knit with black flecks. All half price! Still way more expensive than what I'd usually pay for, but the fabrics are way gorgeous.

As soon as I stepped of Tessuti, I started staring at men's pants and realized I have no idea how to make welt pockets! Ay yay yay, need to practice that before I attempt the pants.

Current Projects
  • Minimalist Cowl (Retro Print) - Completed and post written, but photo not taken yet.
  • Coffee date dress (muslin) - Completed, but post not written and photo not taken yet.
  • Hepburn/Givenchy inspired dress (muslin) - Muslin fabric cut
  • Fitting Shell 

Future Projects
  • Baby quilt
  • Headphone Case
  • Ruffle Halter
  • Wrap Dress
  • Top using Nani Iro 1m fabric
  • Casual shirt for Ric
  • Pants for Ric
  • Minimalist cowl top (dark blue fabric from tessuti)
  • Coffee date dress (suiting fabric)

Completed Projects = Sewing Prowess

Repair Projects
  • Reinforce Ric's jeans' zipper
  • Hem pants 1
  • Hem pants 2
  • Change bag handle
  • Remake linen jacket
  • Remove unnecessary zippers of 3 tops with side zip - completed
  • New zipper for Ric's pants - completed


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