The Other Things I've Been Sewing
I've been working away at quite a few things recently, Garden Path, the 30 Minutes Per Day projects, and my *other* project from my list of things to do in 2009: the bras. I'm part of the sew along blog that Sigrid has started, and it has been a lot of fun and very interesting. It is a private blog, so I won't be able to give you a link. A private blog is nice because fitting issues can be discussed without the whole internet taking a peek.
Here is what I have made thus far:
The first bra I made from a SewSassy white kit:
Right, I know, it isn't white, but I couldn't help dyeing it another color after it was done because I didn't want white. This is a color I call Tropical Punch and is much more fun than plain white.
I also made this set, which I call Houndstooth Flower Power:
Another set that I dyed all the pieces for and then made is this one that I call Key Lime Pie with Whipped Cream:
I'm currently working on another set, which I'll be calling Trashy Leopard. I've only got the bottoms and the cups done, but I think you'll get the idea of where I'm going with it.
I'm having fun making the sets and dyeing my own supplies. I've started dyeing my own supplies because white, beige and black are pretty readily available, while all matching colored supplies (straps, elastics, etc. ) are not. You know, like the pretty RTW things you can buy at VS or other retailers for a lot of money and are not necessarily guaranteed a good fit. Pretty kits in lovely colors can be ordered from overseas, but with the cost of shipping, it can be expensive. Stay tuned because in the next week or so, I'll have some special posts regarding this whole topic!
Parting Shot: Rodent! My husband complained because he was tired of my screensaver. So I told him to change it to something else, and this is what I got:
Of course, I was not going to have that beady-eyed rodent staring at me every time I sat down at the computer, so I had him change it again. I now have a nice tiger cub.