Monday, January 27, 2014

Organization (again?!?!) and Sewing plans

I discovered a horror upon horrors...TWO patterns that are in my stash were not cataloged on Pattern Review!

GASP!

I keep my pattern stash updated there as it's easy to sort by company, category or both and decide what I should sew next. I like both sewing the popular things with tons of reviews and sewing the potential "sleeper" pattern with no reviews. So I was not happy about finding patterns that aren't in the log because I use that more often than my physical patterns to decide on a project.

So I printed out the list and will go through them sometime in the next week. I sorted by pattern name (you can't sort by 'type') because I should be able to then quickly go through and check things off.



Also, for my February MAGAM project I'm thinking a vest. I like vests...and I want a vest...My two patterns I'm deciding between are McCall's 6149 (view C) and Simplicity 1499 (view C).


I'll have to go home and "pet the stash" a bit to decide on a fabric. Definitely a dark color - you can never, ever have too much grey or black! The McCall's pattern is lined (which presents the opportunity for something fun on the inside), the Simplicity pattern is not. But the simplicity pattern has that cool asymmetrical zipper...while the McCall's pattern has a cool angled hem line. Decisions. Decisions. :)

Also, I cannot stop looking at the weird hip wrap that was a part of the 10-2013 US edition of Burda Style Magazine.


It's impractical. 
It's a bit weird. 

I like it.

I would make it using stash fabric...I have a cut of flannel, a cut of some heavy black fabric (twill?) that I got from the remnant bin at Hancock and some faux suede. It can't take that much fabric...

I mean, what's to lose?? We all know I am very good at laughing at myself and then moving on to something else! :)

Not much sewing will be happening today. Even though I planned ahead and picked up a rotisserie chicken for dinner tonight, my daughter needs help with precalc and when there is any sort of homework help going on between her and I, boy-oh-boy. She has already told me I should never be a teacher. ;-)

I hesitate to lay out plans because then I want to (quickly) diverge. But I'm thinking in the coming week I'll be sewing my BurdaStyle magazine pattern (that I traced!!), this hip wrap and perhaps a plain white (knit) top.

WAIT?!?!

Did I mention I scored BIG at Hancock the other day?? I happened to stop in for a Butterick pattern and spotted a knit fabric on the spot the bolt table that I liked the last time I was there for the stb sale. Well the dang fabric was $.69/yard!!! So I went back and grabbed every knit that I liked. There were no "good" wovens (I bet that wool got snatched up quickly!). And now, I'm upset I didn't grab that khaki colored cotton sateen!

Anywho, I ended up with 6 1/3 yards of white cotton knit(SCORE!), around 2 1/4 yard of the green heathered knit I was interested in, almost 2 yards of a purple/black argyle knit and about 2 3/4 yards of a funky red plaid knit for...$10!!! TOTAL!!

So expect a few white tops around here! :)

15 comments:

  1. Your pattern organization is impressive! I didn't even know you could catalog patterns on PatternReview... cool
    :-) chris

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  2. What a fantastic way to keep up with your patterns.. I will check this out..
    What a great find at Hancock's .. Love those sales.. [That is why, my stash keeps growing.ha]
    Anxious to see your 'hip wrap" never seen one???????????? Not sure about this one.hahahaha

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  3. Oh it's FANTASTIC! I think you might have to be a paying member.

    Oh Judy. I'm not sure either! Lololol!!!!!! The *only* reason I'm letting my curiosity get the best of me is because I have the fabric at home for t!

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  4. Aw I'm jealous of your fabric find. I would love some white knit for that price. I have an all white party and I need some to make an outfit :(. I recently traced burda pattern as well, so excited to sew it up. It's the personal touch blouse in the november issue. I can't wait to see your finished product.I really like the burda pattern designs..but tracing them ..I don't know.

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    1. The tracing actually wasn't bad! Shhhhh. I hope to finish the item tonight or tomorrow and blog! :)

      It's more of a tshirt knit, not party worthy! :)

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  5. Mrs Smith, you are more obsessive than me with your pattern review lists:). And I would have stashed as well, with prices like that - lucky you :)

    I quite like the little wrap. I think it would look really nice over a skirt - sort of a little skirt over a skirt. A peplum effect almost. But then I also liked those sort of fashions in the 80's.

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    1. Ah. I was born in '79. Maybe I missed all the 80s fashion and can't tell when it's being revived! LOL!

      My favorite thing is to look through my patterns and think of the possibilities!! I should play your game too. That seems so fun!

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  6. I love when i can pick up fabric for incredibly- no, insanely low prices! Good score.

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    1. Thanks Annie! I've been trying to "fabric diet" but who I am kidding?!?! :)

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  7. I had to LOL when I read your comment about the BS "weird hip wrap" from 10-2013. The truth is - I LOVE IT TOO!

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    1. I'm going for it. And if nothing else I'll have busted some stash :)

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  8. What great finds at Hancocks!! That's where I should have been shopping this week...Good luck with the Burda pattern, and helping your daughter with her homework. I have to take lots of deep breaths while helping my son with his, and he is only in 1st grade!!

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    1. Yes. I need luck. 15 year olds somehow manage to know everything (insert dripping sarcasm )! :-D

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  9. I've been reading your blog for days now and I love how in like six months/a year you say you're habe too much black/gray!

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  10. I've been reading your blog for days now and I love how in like six months/a year you say you're habe too much black/gray!

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