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Scarf up, it’s September!

Because it’s September and this part of the hemisphere the weather changes our wardrobe automatically does too. Whether we want to believe Summer has gone by, we have to. Fall is definitely here and Winter just around the corner. I won’t spoil your September with talks of Winter. 🙂

On a sewing note, I couldn’t resist trying my first knit scarf.I did whip it up using you know who? The Serger. It was amazing. Even though I wished I had used the sewing machine instead. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so I figured if I had used the sewing machine the finish would be some what perfection. Nevertheless I love the look and I couldn’t wait to package this up for my friend who I had in mind at the time. It’s her birthday next week. I figure I would get the ball rolling with this. Can you tell she likes. HBD my friend! ( premature surprise….lol before her birthday…..I guess I couldn’t wait..lol)

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I wanted to give her a multifunctional piece that can add some pizzazz to her wardrobe this Fall/winter. So I mirrored the infinity scarf and came up with this piece. The fabric was perfect and the colour too.

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Watch out, there may be a few more this season. But my pal is already claiming rights to this piece. Haha. Models are hard to find. So I may give her September as her month. But watch out. October! lol( I will probably be making a few more of these lovelies) wink wink 🙂

 

These can be worn a number of ways.

 

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Thanks for stopping by, more to come!

 

Just keep sewing , just keep sewing what do we do we sewwwwwwwwww….

 

God bless

 

UtaC

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Sewing just got a little more interesting for me!

So there has been an addition to my sewing family………

Tadah!

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My very own Serger.!!! OMG. One of those machines I thought I would never figure out, use, much less own. But hey, times change right and here I am now a proud owner. One of my friends, an awesome woman, who at one point made some fabulous bags had this sitting in her basement for the past years. She had never used it and it was just sitting around.

I was so thrilled when she said you can have it. Really…..me……a Serger….. Yes. 🙂 Thank you!

Of course the day I picked it up I was up all night trying to figure out how to thread this thing. Finally with the help of my mom, a tweezer and a torch light we got it together. Phew! That was the biggest hurdle. But now I know how, I am good to go.

Plugged it in, lights came on, and then I hit the presser foot. No idea what would happen, but it started to work and I was like aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it works! YES.

 The reality of this new addition:

Professional finishes!

This was the first thing that came to mind. My pieces can now have this added finish. I don’t need to be an expert to own one of these. I will make the best of it as I do my different projects. Sewing just got a little interesting with my new toy.

No more “ratchet” ends. They will now look a bit more like this…….I am still working on settings and all that. Tuning it up nicely, but so happy I actually have this to add to my learnings.

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It’s been a great summer on the sewing front. I feel like I really stepped out in my sewing and I have learnt alot. Don’t kid yourself, I am still learning and I am not there yet, but I feel like I have inched my way out of many many many comfort zones in regards to sewing. But at least I am proud to say “yes, I can try that”.

I do have a small list of unfinished items that I endeavor to complete before I visit the fabric store again. (Self control you guys)

Thanks for following, encouraging and staying with me as the sew journey continues…..September is a refreshing month and because I want to go to the fabric store soon I will focus on these unfinished projects sooner than later!

Just keep sewing just keep sewing, what do I do I sewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….

 

God bless

UtaC