Sunday, March 22, 2009

Do you count lining?

Okay ~ it has been a very busy weekend. I've only had snippets of time to sew here and there so no finished items. Also with a new baby around, I am just not that inspired to spend hours at my sewing machine.

However, I've thought about sewing and worked on "The Pantsuit from Hell!" I am waivering...I may not finish this jacket. Every time I start something on the jacket, I am unhappy with the result. Then I have to lay it down and walk away from it...so it's taking forever to finish. I am just not happy with the project so far...*sigh*

Of course, it's also been two weekends since I've actually completed something and I'm antsy and fabric shopping. Not huge amounts but it got me to thinking...do you count lining fabric in your fabric totals? See my last two fabric purchases have consisted primarily of lining fabric for certain projects...some cotton batiste to go under an embroidered cotton fabric...and some china silk because it was a great price. But do I count them in my monthly total or is lining a notion?

So I'm coming to the court of public opinion and asking you. Is lining part of the fabric collection or the notion collection? I mean I purchase lining in large amounts - 5 yards is usually the minimum amount - I mostly try to purchase 10 or more yards at a time. And every garment doesn't get a lining but so many of them do...that I am just wondering... Notion or fabric? And do you count lining as part of your fabric collection?

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Thanks for all of the wonderful wishes on baby Daniel's birth! He is such a quiet little thing, smiling in his sleep, quietly whimpering when he wants a bottle or needs his diaper changed. I am sure all of this will change...but he is a joy to hold and snuggle now! So one last Daniel picture.



He will make infrequent showings here on my blog - it is a sewing blog after all! And no, I will not be making any items for him. His mother received quite a haul at the baby shower including several knitted and crocheted items, therefore, it will be quite some time before he needs something handmade from his grandma!

I am back to work tomorrow...so more later!

46 comments:

  1. Sadly, I don't. Lining is usually an afterthought. That baby is so adorable that he's making my ovaries ache. You can add a picture of Baby Daniel at the end of every post!

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  2. Linings are definitely NOTIONS! Never count that toward your total fabric yardage!

    I've given up a lot of sewing time because of my grandsons. Funny thing--I don't mind a bit. Enjoy the little one while you can. These are moments you'll never get back.

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  3. I don't count it as fabric, don't count it as anything actually, just need it LOL. That baby Daniel is too adorable for words...

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  4. I would also consider lining a notion not actual fabric. Your Grandson is so precious, treasure every moment because time really does fly, my Grandson is 6 today and I can't believe it's been 6 years already.

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  5. I don't know, I never thought about that. Maybe? It still occupies scape in the fabric closet. :):):)

    Congratulations on your precious grandbaby. He looks adorable.

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  6. Ooops, lol, I meant space.

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  7. I count lining along with interfacings and notions because they make the project wearable.

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  8. Well, I've been counting it as fabric, but I may have been in error. Perhaps lining is more of a notion, you know, like buttons or zippers. You wouldn't not buy buttons would you?
    And I want to hold the baby.

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  9. I do not count it as actual fabric either. Heck, then I'd have to count my bolts of interfacing too!

    Little Daniel is adorable! I can almost smell that soft baby smell.

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  10. Daniel is soooooooo cute :)
    I'd say true lining shouldn't be counted in the fabric collection.(I sometimes buy fabric for lining, that should be counted as fabric :))

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  11. Proud Grandma Carolyn....

    Lining is a notion....so no worries on "impacting" the fabric stash!!

    Here is a thought for making stuff for Daniel - decorate some cloth diapers to use for burp cloths. I just did this as a baptism gift for a 2 1/2 month old. I knew she didn't "need" anything so I got her mom to hand over some of the cloth diapers to "decorate." They were a HUGE hit...I'll be decorating the rest of the plain ones for her now! :) Baby has to look good even when she is spitting up...same goes for Daniel!

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  12. Lining should be counted as a NOTION (of course my reasoning is selfish...I don't wish to count it as a fabric purchase.)

    And Carolyn, that little baby boy is so adorable. I can just imagine picking him up and cuddling him. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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  13. Just adorable. And lining is NOT fabric! My story and I'm sticking to it. K

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  14. Hi,
    Lining is definitely not fabric!
    Its just lining, lol!

    The baby is adorable. Add pics any time.

    Maureen

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  15. I count lining as a notion like interfacing. Such a cute grandson.

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  16. I don't want to count lining as fabric. You can end any post with a photo of Daniel. I'm past the baby part and my DD's are not there yet, so please let us (me) enjoy the more than occasional peek at that beautiful little guy.

    As for the jacket, if it fits nicely, consider stashing it away, you might feel better about it next month or even next season.

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  17. I never count my linings. They live in a separate section of my sewing room, far removed from the fabrics. Looks like we all agree about lining being a notion! As for the jacket, perhaps you could use Cidell's 'magic closet' technique?

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  18. I usually count lining under notions myself. By the way, adorable picture of the grandbaby. He is truly precious.

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  19. I don't count lining coming in...but then when I sew it up I always want to add it to my tally! I suppose I can't have it both ways.

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  20. I think it is a question of intent. I think I remember something about conserving funds, etc., as part of your motivation. The only compromise to the spirit of your goal would seem to be buying lining to complete a current project vs. buying lining to stash. Just my thought. Linda

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  21. I'm with the majority on both issues:

    1. Linings are notions

    2. Daniel is adorable! :)

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  22. As many others have chimed in, linings are notions. I do have a stash of linings, just like thread, zippers, buttons.

    And Daniel is a cutey! I can understand why sewing is not a priority at the moment.

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  23. Looks like we are all in agreement on both points:

    Lining is a notion
    Your grandson is adorable

    I love his little booties ...

    BetsyV

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  24. Good question. but...
    If you use the same fabric on the inside as you did the out and the fabric comes off the same bolt is it liner or fabric?
    I've always thought of it as fabric. Funny how we perceive things. Everyone think it's a notinon.

    Enjoy your baby moments ~ they grow up so fast! nothing like holding a new baby :)

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  25. First, I have to comment that Daniel is so beautiful. How can anyone not love this child!

    I don't count lining as fabric. I keep all my linings in one banker's box, so it's manageable. Even if it's silk and designated as a lining, it doesn't count.

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  26. Lining most definitely does NOT count.

    And, I want to scoop up little danny boy and smother him with kisses.

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  27. I'm with the others, lining is a notion, and Daniel is gorgeous. Even if this is a (rather inspirational) sewing blog :).

    Anon in Ire

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  28. A baby! Kiss and hug him for me. Congrats again.

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  29. I never count lining towards my yardage totals.

    Daniel is adorable!!!

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  30. I never count lining towards my fabric total. As far as I am concerned, it's a notion, one of those things that you have to have to make your pattern.
    Baby Daniel is just adorable. Enjoy.

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  31. Lining is totally a notion! If it's not then my fabric total is A LOT bigger than I thought it was!

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  32. I don't count lining or interfacing - even when I'm on a complete fabric fast, those are always permitted purchases because they're something needed to "finish" a project.

    I have a whole separate storage area for linings, just so they don't get confused and think of themselves as fabric.

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  33. To Daniel: Aww, woojie woojie woo! You are just the cutest little thing.

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  34. Sounds like a perfect baby, like you said, for the moment. I hope mommy is getting all the rest she can now, before he changes his style. LOL. I am loving the retro feel of his crib set!

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  35. I'm with the majority here. Lining is a notion definitely!! Daniel is so squeezably precious. I'm with Dee Dee, I just want to hold him. Sewing is actually my 2nd favorite thing to do. Holding and being with my grand babies come first!!

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  36. You can post pics of Daniel any time or day. I love his booties! I love baby pictures.
    I think lining is a notion.

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  37. What an angel! Makes me want to just reach thru the screen, pick him up, and bring him to the rocking chair for some luvin'. You are blessed, Caroline!

    As for the lining, it is what I consider "utilitarian". Thats up there with basic thread colors and interfacings. You have to have this stuff so you might as well buy it when you see it at a good price. I am all for the bulk buy on this.

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  38. What an adorable baby. Makes me think of how time flies! Congratulations with your grandchild!

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  39. Lining is a notion!Beautiful grandbaby!!

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  40. Daniel's cutie pie for sure - post pics anytime !

    Lining ? Definitely a notion...or my total's big fib :-)

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  41. Notions! Lining is more like a finishing tool than fabric. As long as you use that batiste *just* for lining! lol

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  42. Lining is definitely a notion and baby Daniel is beautiful. A little pic. every now and then we help us sew even better. LOL.

    Karen aka Karendee

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  43. Think about lining this way; would you wear it on the outside of say, a jacket or pant? I think not! Lining is a notion! At least for me it is. LoL... and besides lining is nice... just not as nice as fabric!
    And I'm going with the crowd here, that little guy is a sweetie. Glad to hear he is quiet for now... probably won't last forever.

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  44. Interesting post. Over the weekend I purchased 5 yds of lining. I was telling a friend about the lovely fabrics I purchased, but I didn't include the 5 yards of lining. With that said I would consider it a notion.

    Daniel is a precious one and what is a sewing blog with a pic of a precious bundle.

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  45. Salut! Mary Tidwell . payday loans

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