Hink for Ladies by MaeT

{March 26, 2009}   Sorry…

Hey all…sorry I’ve been so lame on the posting. I’ve not been sewing much the last 2 weeks, as I’ve been dealing with some life stuff. Hopefully I’ll be able to put something up next week. I did purchase the pattern for the Harry Potter gown, but haven’t been able to get the fabric yet.


{March 12, 2009}   An ambitious undertaking…


My frined Abbey and I will be geeking out this spring, attending LeakyCon 2009 – a Harry Potter convention being held in Boston in May.  While there, we will be attending the Ball so we’ve decided to both make dresses for it!  After much searching through Simplicity, Vogue, Butterick and McCalls I’ve finally found the PERFECT dress for the ball!  It’s Butterick 4571 from their costume collection.  My goal is to make it in Blue and Bronze for the Ravenclaw colors, as I claim myself to be in the Ravenclaw house.  I thought this dress would be perfect for it because 1) it’d be easy to work the 2 color scheme together and 2) it reminds me of the Grey Lady who is the Ravenclaw ghost in the books.

I’m going to have my friend Kate help me to do a bit of resizing of the pattern and to move the waistline up to an empire waist, as that is more flattering on me!

Wish me luck on this endevor!  Hancock is having a sale on special occasion fabrics right now, so I’m hoping to get it this weekend!  I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.  I may get some pics up of the dress Abbey will be making, too!

{March 6, 2009}   I got an award!?!


Lisa over at The Hem Line nominated me for a blog award!  I’m very honored and surprised!  I wish I could update my blog more often, and hopefully given time I’ll be able to, but for now I only update when I’ve finished a project.  Thank you so much for this award!

So, now it’s my turn.  I’m supposed to nominate 10 bloggers, but I just don’t know that many yet, so I’ll do the best I can.   With that, I nominate the following awesome bloggers:

1) Elania at Sew Ducky, for being my guide and inspiration in this new sewing/blogging world!

2) Erin at Dress a Day, for showing me inspiration!

3) The Slapdash Sewist, for having amazing style!

And here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

et cetera