This is going to be a very useful case!
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
The next war among smartphone makers will most likely be around health measurement, and the Wello is an iPhone accessory that recognizes that and wants to capitalize early. It offers iPhone users a heart rate monitor on their device, just like Samsung has built into the Galaxy S5, but it also offers up a lot more besides, including sensors to measure your ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature, and more.
It does this using a special chip embedded in the thin case, and two sensors that you touch with your fingers on the back of the case. This provides a “snapshot” of your health at any given time, which offers up the information above, as well as additional information around how stressed you are at any given time. The battery in the case itself is good for two months on a single charge, and the app supports multiple user profiles, so it can work for your whole family
Everything’s coming up flowers! See!
I’m really not fond of facings, so I lined the bodice in this almost neon green…LOL! I LOVE color!
Oh, check out her hem lace!
I might add a waist stay, but in the meantime I will be wearing her, like tomorrow maybe!
All fabric was used from my stash! So, by the big local fabric store sale in July I’ll be able to stock up nicely! And, also adding to my commitment of (at least) a year of ethical fashion, my thrift overhaul of 6 pants, 2 tops and shoes ALL for a whopping $28!
If you’d like to check out what is a year of ethical fashion, slide on over to here!
Peace, Love, Happy Sewing!
My Marlene trousers-turned-periwinkle knickerbockers…not feeling them! Don’t know why — might have had other expectations.
I finished knitting my kerchief!
My “in-between” projects, I’m knitting a simple baby cardigan. I don’t think I’ll have a problem gifting when I complete the cardigan set (hat included). A couple of my daughter’s college buddettes are expecting!
Now, this knitting project was chosen by Mom’s suggestion. What I really wanted to work-on and knit was a cardigan for myself, preferably Miette by Andi Satterlund, a free Ravelry download! I mainly knit lots of washcloths, cowls, socks, etc. My mom who is an ultimate knitter, suggested I knit a baby cardigan to get an idea/feel of garment construction via knitting! In all my years of knitting, I’ve never knitted a garment (although I wanted to and first-time perfectionism got the best of me…so, I didn’t do it)! That proverbial first-time perfectionist monster will get stomped this year! Yeah!
On to sewing: I am making a major dent in my fabric stash! I sewed a couple of pairs of lounge pants for moi!
I love sewing Colette patterns! Why? Because, my FFBA are minor, not major overhaul of the bodice; and I just love her pattern styles — it’s me! With that being said, my current projects are from The Colette Sewing Handbook! The Taffy Blouse using this yummy, slinky/satiny, white w/black polka dots fabric -
…from my stash, of course! And, I am sewing another Pastille Dress using this fun and lovely cotton -
…another stash buster!
Oh, check out what I found at a local thrift shop! Don’t quite know what I’ll do with it, yet!
PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPY SEWING & KNITTING!
Posted in Everyday People, Sewing
Tagged baby, BurdaStyle, cardigan, Colette, cowls, kerchief, knickerbockers, knitting, pants, patterns, Ravelry, sewing, socks, trousers, washcloths
This post has my name written all over it…Thrifty Queen!
Originally posted on Maison Bentley Style:
A few months ago Caitlyn Moran, writer for the Sunday Times, wrote an article on the deficits of money. She decided that once she had money she always chose the easy option..got an Event, need a dress? Buy it. But without it she was forced to be creative – rumble through wardrobe, find something, get sewing machine out. Go to Event as the new Lady Godiva. Her conclusion was that her brain was far better and more inventive in her desperate youth than it is today…and that the ability to adapt and alter is something we need to treasure and nurture.
Time to clean out our closets (soul, mind, and body)!
Originally posted on Let's Reach Success:
On our journey to success there comes a point when we need to get rid of the unnecessary, which is usually what is stopping us from moving forward.
By Luis Hernandez @Flickr
There are so many things in our life that hold us back and don’t let us improve physically, mentally and spiritually. Only by being aware of them, accepting them and letting go, can we free ourselves from the burden and unleash our hidden powers.
Can I say, I will make loads of these jeans! I cut them out one day (I HATE cutting out patterns!), and sewed them up in one day…today!
Any(body) would fit these jeans perfectly! The waistband is rib knit and elastic, there are faux front pockets and fly, but the rest of the jeans are constructed like a “regular” pair of jeans. The pattern suggests to use a twin needle (I didn’t have one), but I did have and used a ball point needle and did the double stitch lines by sewing 1/8″ from the first stitching. I think it came out quite well!
I sewed the sides with 1″ seam allowance because I have narrow hips and “noassatall”. All other required seams to construct were fine. Next time, I will lengthen maybe 2″, I like a little “scrunch” at the ankles. I will also move the back pockets up a little and more toward the center back, or cut them a couple of sizes smaller.
Now I’ve been Sew Liberated, I need stretch cotton in red, black, navy and white for spring/summer!
Love, Peace and Sew!
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Tagged cotton, interlock, jeans, jeggings, leggings, patterns, rib knit, sew, Sew Liberated, skinny, stretch