Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stashing

***I have the address of everyone who won the giveaway. I promise I will be sending prizes out this weekend. I have some type of issue with going to the post office!***

It's been 30 days since I bought fabric. Yes, I sound like an addict; I am aware :)


This last purchase was stress induced and I decided to fast after realizing I FORGOT that I even ordered it. I came across the pics in my phone last night. Sad. Sad. Sad. But there are some beauties so I will share! :-)







This stuff feels AMAZING. 




The color is a (purposely?) faded look. I don't love it. But it'll likely become a top. 





I don't like this as much as I thought I would. It'll sit though and maybe speak to me. I'm almost thinking M6886 though (interesting print, simple pattern)




Very pretty




Bought expressly to be a wearable muslin of V1387. If I can make it work I will spring for silk. I have never sewn silk!




The color on this is AMAZINGLY vibrant! I want a kimono tee from this. Cute for layering!



Sweater knit that'll likely sit until fall. 




Bought solely to make a scarf. 






Four of these patterns are for my daughter. E.g. The second copy of the bra top pattern. She wants the bandeau top to wear underneath things. So at $1, no problem! :) also a hidden McCalls sweatshirt pattern, S2414, S1918. I had to repurchase M6927. 

While making my black and white top from it, the iron spewed water all over the pattern tissue. Ouch. Ok...I'll just have to try to keep it perfectly flat until it dries...well the next time I went to reach for the pattern, somehow a fabricmart label got stuck and those labels are STICKY. Just ripped a huge chunk out of the pattern. 

I was going to use the (untouched) C cup pieces and do a small FBA but then...it's $1.40!!! My sanity was worth $1.40 so I bought a new one. 

In the catalog for Simplicity 1426, she has on the black and white polka dot bra top and amazing yellow shorts. The catalog incorrectly lists these as S1887. She's actually wearing view D or E of 1464 and if you look past the dowdy model outfit those inverted pleats (??) are pretty dang cute. 

I'm going to make the shorts as a wearable muslin with a plan to make the pants (in red!!!).

I'm rethinking 1462 because, why does it have so many pieces. Gah. 

My hand has been treated AGAIN and I am resting it so no sewing yet. I need to make my daughter's bandeau top, make my polka dot top, ooh I need to make another pair of work pants, and I want to make my jacket. But I want to make those shorts and I owe two aprons and yeah...

310 plans :) as usual...

This morning I wore my Burda jacket in and the receptionist (who sews), asks in mock disgust, "you made that didn't you? Dammit. You make me look bad!" (as she's been sewing as long as I've been alive!) :)

And yep, the weather is still crappy. 






26 comments:

  1. Ha, ha! I have one similar fabric as you, and one that is exactly the same! It will be neat to see what you make.
    I'm glad you wore your jacket and got a well-deserved compliment!

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  2. Great fabric choices! I won't tell you that it is sunny and 75F here in the South! Enjoy the holidays.

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    1. Thanks!!

      oh Annie, my parents live in Georgia. I am always getting updates and horrific reactions to our ongoing winter saga! :)

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  3. I have been looking fr a lace print jersey for ages, shame I am in the UK.

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    1. Oh. Too bad. They had several colors too!

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  4. The cuts that you aren't crazy about are good choices for wearable muslins, at least that's what I do with them. That way, if it works out, I get a wearable garment, but I'm not heartbroken if it's a wadder.

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    1. Great point. There is a Simplicity knit top (1916??) that I've been wanting to try but didn't want to sacrifice a beloved knit for! :)

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  5. Gorgeous fabrics and patterns.. [Isn't it fun to hoard fabrics.ha.. I have shelves that are overflowing, and I went to Hancock's for the pattern sale today.. and Had to buy a few more pieces.lol]
    When the lady said, "you made that , didn't you?" I hope she was complimenting and being nice.?? Honestly Nakisha.. You are the most wonderful and fast learning sewer, I have ever seen... It took me years, to be able to sew some thing that you could semi wear around the house.lol
    Look forward to what you make next.. You encourage me to sew.. thanks.

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    1. It's so fun to hoard!

      Oh yes I think she was. She sews but only out of necessity and loves to see what new thing I've made :)

      Thank you Judy!!! I periodically kick myself for waiting so long to learn! I can only imagine how much fun I could have been having all along! :)

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  6. Great stash! Too much to sew but so little time. Hope you will get real spring weather soon.

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  7. What a great stash you have growing over there, I like.

    You noticed that pattern number error too. I sat in Joanns flipping through that catalog looking for the correct shorts pattern.

    Btw my daughter is in love with your paid bra top. So you can send her yours if you're not gonna wear it. LOL

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    1. Yes! I was like, I've made 1887 and THAT isn't 1887!!! :)

      I could be persuaded to send the remaining fabric for her :)

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  8. That's fantastic, wait persuaded how?

    We can do a fabric trade?

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    1. Just tell me where to send it. Email address is at the top of the page!

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  10. I do not envy you that snow. If you have a hand problem I recommend you get scissors that are spring loaded - I use a pair, and if I don't my hand plays up. I stash when stressed too - but face it, it's a lot less harmful than some other addictions people indulge in :)

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    1. Much less harmful! :) I am more susceptible to injury from knitting and excessive phone use (hahaha!) than sewing.

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  11. Jenkies! Snow! I thought our little 1/2" showing on Wednesday was bad, your weather takes the (unfortunate) cake. :/

    It's so funny about your fabric and pattern choices -- I often like the same things as you, but your makes are so much better than anything I come up with! :p I've actually got the non-faded, ponte version of that blue/black/white fabric (love), and I eyed the lacy black print on cream fabric, until I couldn't think of what to make it into. Can't wait to see what awesomeness you come up with!

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  12. Our weather is much nicer here. Sunny but still cool at 10C just now; beautiful spring flowers. But our patterns are expensive - we regularly pay full price so last time I spoiled a pattern piece, I patched it up! Most big 4 brands go on 50% (or 40% off; or set price of £3.99 (is that about $5?)) at some point in the year. I also envy your fabric choice and the price! ... Those lovely fabrics have unbelievably low prices marked on them! I'm hoping to visit US later in year, with an empty suitcase!! If it happens, I'll get advice on where to shop. Sorry to hear about your hand - what's the problem? It's the computer mouse that gives me problems. Hope you get back to seeing soon.

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    1. Oh I always feel bad when I am reminded how much non-US folks pay for patterns. And then there are BMV sales but I'm sure shipping then makes that an issue. Bleh. You'll have to bring TWO suitcases!!! :-)

      I have carpal tunnel and tendonitis. And I keep aggravating it because I am the most hard-headed person in the world :)

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  13. So I have that black and white lace print ponte but I bought it to use as accent pieces and maybe a skirt. Glad to know that the blue/black/gray print ponte was faded because I went back and forth and finally decided not to buy it. fabric Mart gets me all the time too so I get it, though it haven't had 30 days without buying a piece of fabric! Congrats on that!!!

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    1. Ha! I had one other time where I went 30 days but begin sick...I don't think I can count it :-p

      I'm going to take Michelle's advice to use it as "wearable muslin" for this top that I think will be a bit too boobalicious for work.

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