Saturday, July 31, 2010

Need Some Sewing Time!

My shirt is all cut out.  Ready to be sewn.  BEGGING to be sewn.  Sigh.  So life has been crazy around here and my sewing is unfortunately on the back burner at the moment.  But I have a stack of projects sitting now that I want to get out of my "to sew" bin, so as soon as I'm done painting my boys room this morning, it's back to sewing for me.  Providing the painting doesn't take all day...ugh.  Well, then there's the Boy Scouts activities two of my sons are participating in today.  And a friend might be popping in from out of town.

Maybe a sewing vacation is in order...sigh...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Simplicity 3877

I get to stay home from work today, so I thought I would make it a productive day.  Nothing says productive to me like sewing!  Today I'm going to make a muslin of 2365 and if all goes well, pick some fabric from stash to sew one up.

I've become a convert on muslins lately.  Being able to tweak fitting issues before I cut into my fabric has helped me to have many more wearable items.  Which temps me into buying more expensive fabrics than I would have in the past!

I believe I have a batiste I bought last year from Fabric.com floating around somewhere in a bin.  My office/sewing area is painfully slow in coming along but the paint is finally up and I have some storage.  I "should" really do some cleaning and organizing, but what I should do and what I want to do don't mesh today, and the sewing has won out!

It's hot and steamy here in Houston today, so this shirt is a good choice.  I can wear it to work and have something casual, and I really like the dress option, since that's my preferred work attire.  All of the options on this particular pattern appeal to me, and that's unusual.  I really want to get a good fit since I can see this pattern taking me into multiple seasons (Houston doesn't really have a cold season for any of you who don't know, lol...)