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Monday, February 18, 2008

Jacket Complete

My jacket is complete, but I haven't had a chance to take pictures. Hopefully this will be done tomorrow and I will post.
I wish I could be where the picture is in my blog heading!!! It is SO COLD here!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

What I've Been Working On

Here is a photo of how far I am on Simplicty 3631. I have to topstitch the bands on the sleeves and then apply the neck bands. Everything is going together easily and I'm looking forward to finishing this jacket tomorrow evening (during our next forecasted snowstorm LOL!) The skirt was completed last week. I fininished it in one evening. I don't have the pattern number nearby, but it is an elastic waist skirt with topstitched hem. Easy. It feels good to have something almost finished!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Spring Butterick

The new Butterick patterns for spring are up on their site. There are a couple of cute dresses though, 5179 & 5180. To me, most of the new patterns are similar to things I've already seen. I'm not real excited so they should hurry and present something else, LOL.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

HOORAY!! All of hems on the six pair of pants for my sister are DONE!!! I am so happy. If she had not called to ask to get the black pair to wear this weekend, I would have continued in my slow pace and got them all to her on Sunday. Now my other sister's pants are still waiting. All I need to do is replace the zipper. LOL I've had those longer than I had the six! LOL

A lot of bloggers have been wondering where their 'mojo' for sewing has gone and I was wondering about mine too. Although I had not considered calling it a mojo, LOL It seems like I was on a roll and then I wasn't. Sometimes I just don't feel motivated and can't get into a sewing mood. We've all been there. Well, after seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on those pants, I kept thinking, I can't wait to sew something! Now I have felt this way before and will again I'm sure. So maybe next time I just don't feel like sewing, perhaps I'll tackle some other project that will help put me in the sewing mood. In my previous posts, there are a couple of things that were put aside, but I'll finish them up this weekend with pictures!

I have a few new patterns to help after finishing up the other things:
Vogue 1042 - I like the top because it has the bra-cups and is fitted and flared skirt, but the jacket is nice too.

V8473 - Love this jacket!

New Look 6788 - I just really like this for Spring.

One other thing, I have not added any new fabrics to my collection so far this year! Hmmmm That will probably change soon! LOL Until next time.