I know y’all love my ambitious plans. I would love, love, love to get all this done in one month but I will settle for the jeans and the maxis.
I hope to copy these jeans for the PatternReview Jeans Contest. I didn’t bring much of my jean stash with me so I won’t see what color it will be until Sunday. I know I have a lovely heavier weight chambray that would be perfect but that is not technically denim. The vintage pattern is a size 12 but I have the Thurlow pants and several other jean patterns to help me out with the grading up.
Estimated yardage 2.5
I would love to make a copy of this Anthropologie shirt from last season.
I’m thinking M6035 will get me there
Estimated yardage 1.5
July is my birthday month and surprisingly as slow a sewer as I am I always manage to make something to go out in. This year I’m thinking V1223
Estimated yardage 2 + 1 & 3/8 for lining
Next will be a bunch of M6559 maxi dresses and a pair of Sewaholic Thurlow shorts. That pink stripe one may end up being a knit pencil skirt though.
Estimated yardage 6.5
3 plan jane solid knit Sewaholic Renfrew t-shirs- Estimated yardage-4.5
So that makes about 18.5 yards with all of it counting towards the Stash busting contest on Pattern review. I can say that living in this small town has benefited me in that I’ve bought all of my fabric and notions online for the past two years so I can date my recent stuff pretty well.
Thanks so much for all the comments on my last post. It’s good to be missed but hopefully after Sunday you won’t have to miss me at all. Maybe even you’ll get sick of me in your feed.
Long time no see, I know, I know. All I could do these past few months is twiddle my thumbs and dream of when I could sew again. My poor babies have been packed up in boxes since November.
Purchasing the home fell through, but we were so far in the processes that our apartment had already been promised to another. So we still had to move and unfortunately to a smaller place where I couldn’t unpack my sewing at at all. The good news is that we are moving as soon as the girls get out of school to a place that will allow me to unpack my babies and get back to work. Not my own dedicated sewing room yet, but it’s coming….I can taste it.
In my hiatus I’ve bought fabric and patterns, and more fabric and more patterns . I was smitten with the May Burda so I got that too. I must confess I have avoided all your blogs in fear of being consumed with jealousy by your ability to create. Now that there is some light at the end of the tunnel don’t have a heart attack if you see me commenting on stuff from months ago.
I know long time no see! Buying a house can be a hellacious process. Our closing was suppose to be on the 19th of November, but we are still at the apartment living out of boxes with no end date in sight!!! It could be any day now or it could be two months from now.
My machines are packed in boxes.
My fabric is in plastic bags and boxes.
I contemplate unpacking them but my dresser/cutting table is gone.
Every inch of free space on the floor has a box in it it seems.
If I really get inspired I could go to Lowes, get big piece of wood, and put it on the bed for a make shift cutting table.
Or I could sew small.
I bought Brooklyn two American Girl dolls for Christmas.
Yup the dolls I said I was never ever ever paying that kind of money for.
But it was all she wanted and I know if he was here my dad would have gotten it for her. They always looked forward to Grandpop’s Christmas present because no matter how expensive or impractical he always got them exactly what they wanted.
She had just found out about them in September when a catalog came in the mail. I made it 9 years and slipped up with damn mail. She always gets the catalogs and InStyle magazines first. So since September that is all she talks about. She found out girls in her class have them, there is a store in Dallas where you can have lunch with your doll, and there are YouTube videos and channels devoted to them. Hooked i tell ya!! I rationalized that I manage to have one child that never got into the doll thing, and the second doll was so cheap thanks to some Today Show deal that I couldn’t pass it up.
The doll itself is one thing but their clothes ain’t cheap either, so when Hancocks had there recent sale I decided to get her dolls some patterns.
In my mind I was thinking: Awwww she can sew her doll’s clothes which will be a minimal dent in my fabric(remember I hate sharing my fabric) and will further her love of sewing.
Now I’m thinking: I could totally hook these dolls up!!!
Not much fabric so i don’t need a big cutting area and I could probably whip out several outfits a day!
Yup. Crazy doll lady in the making.
Or I could knit.
Even though I’m in the process of packing up all of my sewing possessions I’ve bought 2 more Craftsy courses, because I’m a sucka for ‘we miss you here’s a discount’ emails.
That’s eleven Craftsy classes! ELEVEN!!!
Anybody else notice that every time you get a sewing related email, 9 times out of 10 its going to be a Craftsy class advertisement? BurdaStyle, Threads, McCalls, and of course Craftsy seem to send me several emails daily. Of course I don’t want to miss out on an announcement about a new class or a coupon to entice me to add to the pile, but man maybe they should get together and stagger when those bad boys go out!
In case you want to add to your Craftsy addiction here are my current courses:
The sewing ones:
I’m also enrolled in the Scarlet Suit Jacket course but I guess that has become “course that must not be named” because I didn’t see it on the main page but I could access it just fine.
Next we have the Knitting ones:
And one crochet course:
SMDH I feel like a Pokemon card collector!!!
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I have been sewing folks but nothing to show for it yet. I have also been house hunting which is fun, BUT I have to drive about 5 hours to do so and come back, so needless to say on those days not much of anything gets done. Looking at houses has inspired me to really beginning thinking about where I will sew.
I’m going with the houndstooth this time!
I can really see myself wearing it if that makes any sense. I could technically see myself wearing a version in all the fabrics I dragged out, but I always came back to this one. It’s a little on the light side so I’m going to look for something a tad bit thicker than muslin to underline it with. I’m also going to keep my lovely lining a surprise.
I only have 6 buttons that match and fit the size requirements though so hopefully these standard issue black ones will be there. I always buy buttons when they are on sale even if I don’t have a project in mind. 6 buttons seems to be my limit on large buttons and 8 to12 on the smaller packs cause every time I found a button I thought might work I only had six of em! Those seemed the least likely to give me any hassle with finding two more.
I’m keeping the sewing goals for October pretty light. Just going to work on my two jackets and see where the sewing mojo takes me. I do have the pattern drafting sew along starting in November as well as the Thurlow sew along that LLadybird is starting at the end of the month so I will be milling over those and “trying” to sew a wardrobe….in my mind.:)
What are your plans for the month?
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