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  1. Just remember the knit needs to have horizontal stretch or you will not get it over your head. Lisa
  2. Here are the pics...tonight is Date Night, so I need one to go into the restaurant. Lisa
  3. Basically, it's a 19"x19" square piece of knit fabric that you serge or zig zag stitch into a tube. I just wear it around my neck when I don't need a face covering and pull it up when I do. I have used them when rowing in the winter to protect my face. I will take a few selfies and post. Lisa
  4. I have been officing from home since March 16th. I will be back in the office every other week starting June 8th. This week I decided to search my scraps and make coordinating neck gaiters. I will be styling at the office. Lisa
  5. I booked with the offer on Wednesday, and yes, $200pp plus port, fees, and taxes due at the time of booking. We booked the Nieuw Amsterdam for Feb 2021. We did the free inside and did not upgrade. I am fine taking the risk with a guarantee inside.
  6. I decided to take tote bags using an old Holland America canvas bag for the pocket. I made one for my sister, and am starting mine today. I started off deconstructing the HAL bag, then dying it. I dyed Stacy’s orange, and will dye mine fushia. I made sure to serge the edges before dying to minimize the fraying. I really liked how Stacy’s came out. Lisa
  7. I drafted the pattern and made the dress. I am very happy at how it came out. I spent yesterday sewing another dress from that pattern. Still have to hem it, but it should be finished sometime this week. Lisa
  8. Hey Gang! I have been crazy busy with work the last two months, and forgot to check in the sewing board. I have been working from home since Mid-March and I work for a janitorial supply company. I am very grateful that we are considered essential. Anyway, besides making masks, I have been taking online classes at Sew-it-Academy with Mimi G. I am learning how to draft patterns. So here are a few of my masks (Walt is high risk so he gets to go for car rides and stays in the car while I shop or take Fargo to the vet) and a dress that I drafted. Lisa
  9. Happy New Year to my fellow seamstresses! ❤️❤️❤️
  10. I tried something new today! I used stretch lace to make a pencil skirt. I have never worked with lace, but I had a vision when I saw this one at Hobby Lobby. So, I bought a yard for $5. I lined it with nude swim lining that I had in my stash and did the waist band out of leftover black ponte knit from a previous sew. I still have to hem it, but I am very pleased with the look and fit. The lace is on the heavy side, so the swim lining kept it from being ridiculously heavy. Lisa
  11. What is everyone sewing this month? I finished up the Christmas gifts with bowl cozies that are microwave safe and 11” Christmas Trees. Now it’s on to sewing skirts for my cruise next month. Lisa
  12. This is the free pattern I used for the scarves. I adjusted the pocket size to accommodate large cell phones. There is a video at the bottom that shows how to sew this one and turn it right side out. https://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/free-pocket-infinity-scarf/ Lisa
  13. The alternate fabric is an 8 inch x 8 inch pocket. The scarf is not fully lined.
  14. Exactly that! And I am making them as Christmas gifts. Here are some that I made last weekend. Lisa
  15. Oh yes, the water was cold and the air temperature was around 50 degrees with 15mph wind. Breezy and Chilly. Morning races were in the upper 20's, so really happy we raced at 6:10pm. My clothes were soaked, so once we got the boat put up I stripped down to my sports bra and panties to put on sweats. Brrr...Hannah was a little surprised that I got changed in front of everyone. I was frozen and didn't care. Current project is flannel infinity scarves with 8inch zipper pockets. Yes, I am trying my hand at wovens. 😲 Lisa
  16. Pcur, great job on the top! I did my rowing race on Saturday, so now I have time to sew again. I trained really hard for 6 weeks and we had a personal best time. Hannah and I both happy and pretty sore after racing 5k on the very choppy Tennessee River in Chattanooga. I am wearing the purple shorts I made with fabric I ordered from Mood. The color matched Hannah’s Clemson purple shorts perfectly. I am the one with the number on my back in bow seat. Yes, we race with our backs facing the direction we are going. The person in bow seat of sculling boats is responsible for calling steering commands. Lisa
  17. Thanks! We are Rowing for the Cure this season, so ditching our regular black, red, and yellow uniforms for Pink. I prefer the pink and purple. I will have Walt take pictures when I have everything. Lisa
  18. Thanks Everyone! For the next month I am in full training for The Head of the Hooch Rowing Regatta in Chattanooga, TN, so there will be very little sewing in October. The only thing I need to make are purple rowing shorts. My double partner and I are wearing these shirts this season with purple shorts. Hannah rowed at Clemson, so she is wearing her college shorts. I ordered fabric from Mood to make mine. Oh, we Row for Atomic Rowing in Oak Ridge, TN, the secret city from WWII. Lisa
  19. We had a fantastic cruise and managed to take a few pictures of my creations. We were having so much fun that we forgot to take pictures. Lisa
  20. We found out yesterday evening that we are not going to Bermuda...YAY!!!! I have a tendency to get sea sick, so the thought of dealing with the rough ride to Bermuda was worrisome. We are now going to Princess Cays and Nassau. It will be our first time to Princess' private island and we are there from 7am to 5pm. In Nassau we are staying on the ship and making it a pool day. My outlook is, I am on vacation and this itinerary is still better than a week at the office. Carnival gave us a 25% FCC, which makes me happy. We have 3 cruises booked in the window to use it, so I will apply it to our Carnival Mardi Gras cruise once we get back. Ok, now it's time to finish packing and head to Charleston. I hope y'all have a fabulous week of sewing and post your creations. Y'all inspire me to sew more and more. ❤️ Lisa
  21. Carnival Sunshine, departing September 22nd, is now going to Princess Caye and over-nighting in Nassau. Official per John Heald's post a few minutes ago. Lisa
  22. We are also on the Carnival Sunshine leaving Charleston on Sunday for Bermuda on Wednesday and Thursday. My husband and I are referring to this as our Mystery Cruise. We don't know where we will end up going, but we will have fun no matter what. Thank you for all the updates! 🙂 Lisa
  23. I am off from work tomorrow, so I will be adding a few warmer things to my luggage. I am also throwing snorkeling gear in the trunk. If we find out on Saturday or Sunday morning that we are going to the Caribbean, then I can throw it in the luggage. Apparently, 80% of Bermuda is without power from Humberto. I have a strong feeling that we are not going there. Oh well, Walt and I will have fun wherever we end up. 👍 Lisa
  24. I have done a bunch of diving and snorkeling over the decades, and at a minimum I am wearing a rash guard. I also have worn a full body dive skin. Amazon has some fun ones. When I am out on deck or in the water I am covered up. If I am in the shade of the boat, then I hang out in my cute 2-piece. Lisa
  25. Somehow I managed to make 5 more outfits in the last week for the cruise. I have officially stopped sewing for next 2-3 weeks. We are driving to Charleston on Saturday and board the ship on Sunday. I plan on having Walt take lots of pictures of me in the me-made garments and will post when we get back. We are supposed to be in Bermuda on the 25th and 26th, but we shall see. My fingers are crossed for Bermuda, but I will be happy and stylin' wherever we end up. Happy Sewing, Lisa
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