Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Update! It's Been A While

It's been a while since I've blogged. I'm not short on material, just short of time. Lots of things happening: church, work, and sewing(life in general). Last week was our Annual Men and Women's Unity Conference. And to sum it all up in one word: "Excellent". So I took a few days off. The media crew was expected to be at church for the duration. To top that I'm taking a non-linear editing course at CAN TV every Monday from 5:35 to 9:30 pm. It's fun, but exhausting. Work: playing catch up and major testing of two new upgrades to one of our servers. Argh!! Now the good stuff: sewing..., lots of projects under way (DD and me). But I'm currently working on two clergy robes for a regular client. This will be the forth and fifth robe that I have made for her. Here are a few shots of one of them.

Inside front. I used the "cross" fabric for the front facing. It's underlined to the waistline.

Back view. I like the look of the print from the collar to the yoke.

Back Vent. I only have the set the shoulder pads, sew on the snaps, hem and press. Then finish the second robe.

Also, sharing and teaching the gift of sewing with my DD and niece. Saturday before last we had a four hours sewing lesson. The young ladies were thrilled and did learn how to sew thread the sewing machine, sew a straight stitch, sew the zig zag stitch, and make button holes. At the end of the session, each had made traveler shoe bags.

Last week Trudy Callan and Ivalyn Actie nominated me for the Kreativ blogger award. Thanks ladies. I'll post my nominees soon. I'm playing catch up with blog reading and posting.

Happy Sewing!


Cindy said...

Good to hear from you! I just began teaching sewing too. Exciting to pass on the hobby!

marLou said...

Yay, your back! Happy belated b-day. Everybody seems to want to learn how to sew, including me. That's why I read your blog.

gwensews said...

Bless you for teaching sewing. We do need to pass it on, especially since it is't taught in most schools any longer.

That's a beautiful blue color robe. Very elegant.

Gail said...

I am a synagogue rather than a church goer, but I'd sit up and listen to someone wearing that beautiful blue robe. You obviously put your heart into it.

Antoinette said...

Beautiful blue fabric on the clergy robe!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Your match-up on the back collar and yoke is sensational!

amber said...

That robe is really beautiful.

How fun that your daughter and neice are learning to sew. I just started this summer and am absolutely kicking myself that I didn't start years ago. I hope they fall in love with it like I have! :)

Eugenia said...

That robe is so beautiful and the fabric is just lovely. I'ts great that your DD and neice are learning to sew - it's so nice to see young people enjoying making things for themselves.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful fabric.
It is so nice to see that your daughter/niece are interested in sewing. They sure have a qualified instructor :)

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I agree - amazing how you matched up the back and collar, and how you centered the yoke so that a circle hits right in the middle. Wow. Is this robe a self-drafted pattern?

Cennetta said...

Thanks for commenting on my recent sewing activities.

A Sewn Wardrobe - I used a costume pattern to make this particular robe, Simplicity 5386.

Thanks again,

Josie said...

That colour and fabric is fab! BTW I have tagged you with an award on my blog.


The clergy robe is beautiful! I sent you an email regarding the fabric.

Kat said...

Sure glad to see you back! That robe is a beauty. It is so nice to see some "young" ones at the sewing machine to carry on the art of sewing.


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