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Thursday, June 26, 2008
But what I do to relax and unwind is sew, cut or sit and read in my sewing area! Even when I worked in corporate and after a super, crazy week, I would come home and sew up a storm on a Friday night. Back then I made lots of clothing for my daughters and for me. I even made things for other people! LOL
This week I haven't sewn anything so far. But I did a few things in my sewing area. I managed to cut out another suit that's from an old Butterick pattern. This suit doesn't require a lining, but I think I'm going to add one. I haven't cut the white fabric yet for pants because I'm not sure if I want it to be pants or capris. I'll decide soon.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Another entry for the stash contest. Saturday afternoon, we'd gone out shopping again and in the evening I was not certain that I would do anything in my sewing area. But I went downstairs anyway and looked at my stack of fabrics for the stash reduction. I've had this linen type fabric with sequined embellishments for over a year. Chose an easy pattern, S4528, View D. Cut out and sewn on Saturday night, worn on Sunday morning!
These are my latest fabric purchases from Saturday afternoon. Yeah I know! LOL! This was at the Joann's in Schereville, IN. The first picture is of two pieces of silk I found in the home dec sale section. They're only 27 inches in width. So I visualized a simple jacket out of the top piece and a simple top out of the bottom piece and purchased accordingly. The sales lady was very helpful as she rolled out the fabric while I figured that a sleeve would be here, then another one, etc..
These three are other fabrics I liked. The turquoise/aqua print will be a top, the pink will probably be a two-piece simple suit, and the animal print which is a stretch knit will be a top. There you have it!
So Milli & I have decided that this is it for our summer fabric purchases! She bought fabric as well so I didn't do this all by myself, LOL! She doesn't have a sewing blog just yet, but maybe soon. She'll be sewing for a cruise that she and her husband are going on at the end of July. My sewing goals for this week is to make a skirt (already cut), a pair of white slacks, make the lining for a chiffon print skirt and perhaps make a top to go with the skirt.