I know! I disappeared! Life has a habit of swallowing me up – especially in 2014. My schedule seems to have taken on a life of its own and I seem to spend much of my time trying to wrestle it into submission.
JEANS IN JUNE & JULY 2014
Yes still happening! I must have sensed an impeding ‘life’ speed humps when I set a two-month deadline to sew some jeans!
When I posted the Jeans challenge a few weeks ago – several people put their hands up – no pressure if your life has swallowed you up, but here were the interested bloggers!
- Lindsay of Baking, Making and Crafting – FINISHED! Angela Wolf Slender Bell jeans – check out the pockets!
- Rebecca of Everyday Notions FINISHED maternity Jamie Jeans!
- Lauren of Lady Sewalot
- Chris of Handmade by Chris (I believe it may be Jalie jeans!)
- Katie of Creative Counselor
- Splinters & Stitches
- Rebecca of Sew Tiger Sew
- Corinne of thesewingaffair.com
- Lisa of Notes from a Mad Housewife
- aem2 of Physics Girl on the Loose
- Laurie of Sew Exhausted
- Nilla of Purple Pleats
- Lindsay of Design by Lindsay
- Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher
- Karina of Cameo of Karina
- Emmely of Infectious Stitches
- Erin of F is for Flamingo
- Amy of Quixotic Pixels
- Becky of Sew and So
Now if I’ve missed you – or you want to join in – let me know via comments or email to sewbusylizzy at gmail (dot) com.
Flickr: Yes, it decided to play nice & I’ve just set up a Jeans in June & July group that you can post pictures into (or get the blog button from).
Instagram & twitter: #jeansjj
Blog Buttons: Right click and save the image – or copy the html from Flickr (use the share button – if you get stuck, please contact me.
MY JEANS CHALLENGE?
I’ve been stitching up the Named Jamie Jeans (when the schedule permits) and am pleased to report that I only have the belt keepers, waistband and hems to do… I did most of the stitching over a weekend – it’s not as intense as I thought!
I’m less pleased to report I don’t think this pattern is for me – great pattern but it’s just not SBL style – but that’s for another a post just for Jamie.
Despite me not being ‘in love’ with the fit of these jeans, I am delighted to report that sewing jeans – ain’t that hard… so don’t be afraid – just grab some denim and give them a go!
JEANS IN THE WILD
Get inspired by the gorgeous Simple Skinny Jeans by Sew Liberated by the always stunning Jolies Bobines.
OTHER SEWBUSYLIZZY NEWS
This weekend I decided I just could not handle the mess in the sewing room – and tackled it… I spent hours folding fabric… but it’s improving… patterns next!
Here’s just some of it… my sateens, poplins, linens and yes… denim… told you I liked it!