It's very hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since our grand celebration of Canada's 100th birthday in 1967. I was 19 years old ,in college, and working for the summer in Montreal. There was the World 's Fair called Expo 67 in Montreal and we were so proud to be Canadians. It was just before Pierre Elliot Trudeau became our Prime Minister and today , his son Justin Trudeau is our PM.
Life was good then and it is now . The only difference for me is that I was young then and am just about to be considered old now. (Sigh ) LOL.
I've never sewn so much in my life as I have for the past three months.
I mentioned I was putting on my second Fashion Show in early June and it was a huge success. I sewed over 100 pieces and they are pretty much all gone. With the help of my Sewing Group, we raised $1200 I took out $300 for my expenses and the rest went to the Food Bank and a local school Breakfast Program.
I no sooner finished that event when it was suggested I make stuff to sell to raise money for our church. That was yesterday and last week , with the help of my trusty White Superlock Electronic Serger and my wonderful Janome DC6030 sewing machine , I created another 45 pieces. I've become a one woman assembly line !! I know. That doesn't make sense. But I've gotten so I can make 8 or 9 pieces a day.
I have many pics of my various pieces on my Flicker site but here are a few of my favorites.
The Five Way Wrap (look here for a tutorial )
The Floaty Topper
My brand new Twisted Wrap ( I got this idea from Peggy Sagers' June 19th Webcast ).
Bathing Suit Cover Ups
Diana's Tops so named because I discovered this style in Vancouver and copied it On the left is the original, on the right my own copy and here , a folder of some of the ones I made for the Show. At Diana's Sewing Lessons, I have the complete directions for making this top prepared for a Worhshop I held for 8 ladies who all made their own versions.
Kacy's Wrap by Silhouette Patterns using this Let's Sew Video.
For my Fashion Show I made one special door prize. This time it was this caftan
I used an OOp pattern for this.
For each of my shows I carefully sewed a special item for a silent auction . This time it was this linen jacket using my all time favorite pattern V8065.
Look here for detailed views and close-ups of finishes.
My jacket went for $110.
I raised anther 500 dollars on my latest venture and now I need a break . My neck is hurting and my Sewing is going to be slow sewing for myself in the next little while. I need a new summer housecoat and a nightie. I also want to make Sandra Betzina's new jacket pattern V1549 in white linen I bought in Paris last year.
i hope to blog more regularly in the next little while so please come back to see me and enjoy the summer weather