Friday, March 6, 2015

Somewhere over the Rainbow..


My sewing table is a MESS. And I didn't make this mess just for this picture. It's been like this for weeks. Aside from some new fabric on there, I have been staring at a growing pile of UFO's.... all because spring won't come!  This isn't the longest winter ever but it's definitely been the most unproductive.

I've started many projects. Unfortunately when I get near the end I get distracted and move on to something else because the weather won't permit me to wear what i'm making! It's all very cruel, really. So I've bid my time watching Game of Thrones and House of Cards til the warmth comes back with my sew-jo.

I've also bought fabric! My last fabric purchase was the 1st of October so I think I've practiced some great restraint lol. Not that I need more fabric.....



I just saw a shiny Fabric Mart sale email for knits that hit a weak spot. So I ended up getting 22yards of different knit fabric and 17 yards of wool suitings. I also got 2.5 yards of some pebbled coating that I will probably use to make something specific that I have in mind... not a coat lol



I know I had a lot of fabric in my stash already but I realized that a lot of the patterns that I have and would wear required some plain fabric that would make me wear the garment often. Alot of the fabric I already have is very patterned or very textured lol Fabricss that don't make well for many hard-working 9-5 garments.

Last weekend I went to NY to visit The McCall Pattern. Meg gave me a tour and I met many of the people that work behind the scenes. It was pretty eye-opening. When I think BIG4 I think of some huge untouchable company with factories and offices and people all over the country.... nah lol. They do all they're work right there in NY. One big floor of employees putting in work to run a largely successful company. It was refreshing. Being able to laugh with some of them and ask questions to others. Everyone knew everyone and everyone was important. I like them lol

Anyway, Meg convinced me to go to the Garment District when I left there. I did (even though I didn't want to lol) and I came upon H&M fabrics where I found some faux-leather for 8.99/yd. I snagged 2 yards and decided that was enough money for me to spend lool. I did go up to Mood too but I was so overwhelmed that I walked around and then walked right out. lol I think that Mood is one of those places where you need to go in with a plan. I'll try that next time.


Anyway, that's all that's going on here. Starting tomorrow the temperature here in the DMV is supposed to go up and STAY up for at least 2 weeks! I really want it to get warmer so that I can go running. I've gained a bit of weight since December and my measurements aren't quite what they were before so that is also keeping me from the sewing machine lol. T-25 isn't really cutting it. Running should help when the sun returns. Hopefully my sew-jo (and blog-jo for that matter) will come back with it! *crosses fingers*

Talk to you soon :-)

16 comments:

  1. You're in good company! I've lost both sew-jo and blog-jo for quite some time now! Trying to get them back this weekend, I hope...my fingers crossed as well! Good luck to you!

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  2. Really, I was thinking about your yesterday because I hadn't seen you in a while. I wore my poncho (you inspired) and I think about you every time I wear I wear them (I say them because I now have two of them). Wondering what you were up too. Your cutting table made me laugh, and made me think of a spin-off post since it looks like it's a cousin of mine! Great fabric haul too!

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    1. Faye, that is really sweet! I really appreciate you thinking about me :-)

      I did see your other poncho! I want to make another as well but maybe in some lighter weight fabric

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  3. oh i'm glad you got to h&m! maybe you felt my residual energy form the 15 minutes i snagged there while you were at mccalls:)).

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    1. Well that had to be it because I didn't want to go in any of the stores on that street but h&m was calling my name so I just had to stop lol

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  4. I'm dying for Spring and I think an assortment of -jos will return then!

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  5. I hear you on all accounts: weight and blog jo in particulary. I don't tend to claim sickness but I've noticed SAD introduce itself to me last year. Ugh. On a brighter note House of Cards is everything!!!

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  6. I hear you on all accounts: weight and blog jo in particulary. I don't tend to claim sickness but I've noticed SAD introduce itself to me last year. Ugh. On a brighter note House of Cards is everything!!!

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  7. Yes, we have a nice day as I write in the DMV. Like you, I haven't done much sewing (did a little yesterday). I guess I like T-25 cause it so close to Insanity (just less time). Hard for me to do straight running (I like bleachers, runs, walks-gotta mix it up). I've gotta get on the horn and back to the employee gym more starting this week. Oh, loving going natural. I'll try and post a few pics on my blog this week.

    Can't wait till mine gets as long as yours. :-). (That's a long time coming cause I just started the journey in November). Take care! :-)

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  8. Buying fabric an having it on hand when a project strikes is key. I think you chose some really good ones! And you trip to McCall's, well, I'm jealous!

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    1. That's exactly what I tell my mom! but I don't think she buys it loool

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  9. Yes, we have a nice day as I write in the DMV. Like you, I haven't done
    much sewing (did a little yesterday). I guess I like T-25 cause it so close
    to Insanity (just less time). Hard for me to do straight running (I like
    bleachers, runs, walks-gotta mix it up). I've gotta get on the horn and
    back to the employee gym more starting this week. Oh, loving going natural.
    I'll try and post a few pics on my blog this week.

    Can't wait till mine gets as long as yours. :-). (That's a long time coming
    cause I just started the journey in November). Take care! :-)

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  10. No new fabric since 1st Oct? wow, I really need to learn some of your restraint! You deserve all that lovely new fabric! And oh boy, that faux leather... That is GORGEOUS.

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    1. Well I figured that I could probably start sewing what I've been stashing lool. Thank you!

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