Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm off to Maui!

Hi All!  I'm on my way to Maui.  I ended up making a few things for the trip:

My nautical strip knit vest, my beach cover-up/pjs, and another shirred skirt in a chambray.  I don't have pictures yet, but I should get one or two on my trip.      It was the quickest thing I ever made.  Only about an hr and 1/2 from start to finish and that is because I made lined patch pockets which I chose not to use.  I also am bringing my zig-zag dress.  Also, I refashioned a skirt that I had for at least 4 or 5 years.  When I lost some weight about 2 yrs ago, most of my RTW skirts didn't fit anymore.  I finally had the confidence to rip open the side seam without the zipper, take the skirt in about 2 inches, and then cut about 6 inches off the length.  It used to hit me at my high calf, now it is a few inches above the knee :)

Also a big THANKS to Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventure.  She just made a "wild" zebra-print jacket. Check out the finishing she did to the seams! Also, Roxy's Mum and  Mary K., Thank you!

This blog has been a big confidence boost for me.  I can actually see myself improving, and your comments are great.  Thanks for the feedback.  It's been a lot of fun to post the things I have made and I love being part of the online sewing community.  


  1. Hope you are having a wonderful time on Maui!

  2. I love Maui! We have a time share there and the only reason we don't go more often is air fare. If you want to go shopping, try the queen Kahumanu mall in Kahului. There is a fabric store in that mall. If you are staying anywhere near Lahaina, you should also check out Whaler's Village - great shops and good restaurants. Have a great time! oh, and be sure and try some of those chili covered dried mangos that they sell at the ABC