So, I must do *something* sewing related daily. If I don't, I feel out of sorts. My hand is feeling MUCH better today (btw, I fixed those cruddy pics in yesterday's post!) and I think I'll be up for some weekend sewing. I might con my daughter into cutting my dress out by using cookies. :)
One thing about fabric shopping is it begets fabric shopping. Yesterday I attended an all-day seminar for work and tried my best not to think about the fact that I was one highway exit away from SR Harris fabric warehouse. Sooooo I have 1 yard of this crazy wide (> 60") Nike sweatshirt fleece, 1.25 yards of black jersey (Score!) and 1.25 yards of this luscious coral cotton sateen.
I have an idea for the sweatshirt fleece - a little pattern hacking. I'm trying to branch out and think beyond the pattern envelope.
A shell for the black (can you believe I have no plain black top?)
Shorts for the coral sateen.
Speaking of shorts, I was perusing the Simplicity site (painful as that may be) and came across 1430. I had totally missed this pattern!! Look at those perfectly normal fly-front shorts!!!
I finally finished cataloguing my pattern collection. There were about 10 that hadn't made it into my Pattern Review Pattern Stash Catalog. Now that it's updated, I know that I have 270 envelope patterns, 12 Lekala patterns and 3 Burda Style Magazine. I also discovered that I have 10 duplicate patterns.
Two were by accident and I think I shall do a giveway on the 'ole blog. The others are on purpose; styles that my daughter also liked (she's a pattern size 6), styles like M6744 where I like the long and short version so for $1, I bought two...rather than tracing (lazy. lazy. lazy and prior to my BSM fascination), etc.
1 Deer & Doe
1 Kwik Sew
1 Maria Denmark
1 Closet Case Files
13 New Look
3 Sew Simple
I have 58 dress patterns. 58! I'm never going to make 58 dresses!
I want to enter the PR "New To Me Pattern company" contest and as I've sewn B/M/V/KS, S/Burda/NL, Burda Style Mag, Maria Denmark, Lekala, Deer & Doe uhmm...I'm running low on options :)
The Grainline pattern is the Lakeside PJs, CCF is the Bombshell swimsuit and Jalie is the jeans. Those are all out. OUT! :) I'm thinking of the Marfy 1913 top and/or the Thurlow shorts. I've got 2 weeks!
Then there is the fitted blouse contest right behind it. This Butterick 5678 is making me ready to move on. I last sewed the 14-C cup and it was ok with a little pulling at the bust. I went up to the D-cup and now I have extra fabric between shoulder and bust and it looks like the curve of the princess seam is hitting too high. Tips? Advice? Help!!!!
Hopefully I can sew my dress tomorrow night/Saturday a.m. and finish this top.