Monday, March 02, 2009

I'm taking my time

Now isn't that an interesting title! *LOL* But I am...I have been struck by the wonderful garments that are being shown all over blogland...and I know that these garments were not rushed...were not thrown together...but lovingly constructed and given the proper amount of sewing time.

It is the beginning of March and soon the warm breezes of April will be blowing and I will want to make spring and summer dresses. Heck, I want to make them now!!! So these last two outfits (the red suit and the pantsuit) need to be completed...there isn't even that much left...so they should just be completed.

In that mindset, I did not make another pair of black pants. I am taking the four pairs of pants to the cleaners tomorrow and getting them back in a few days. I have plenty of other outfits that I can wear in my closet...I will wear several of them. So I started working on the green/beige striped wool crepe jacket...the pants are finished. They haven't been worn. They are lonely waiting for the jacket to be completed...it's time.



One sleeve is in...one more to go. The hems are pressed up and ready to be sewn down. Buttons have been chosen. I am taking my time...getting the elements sewn in correctly...realizing that I will be grateful when the suit is completed and I can pull it out of the closet and wear it.



I am taking my time!

18 comments:

  1. I love how you rationalize taking your time and lovingly going through the process. the jacket is looking great. g

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  2. Love that fabric and the lining.

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  3. From the little peeks you're giving us that suit is going to be sensational! Love the old gold lining.

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  4. Nice fabric and the lining is pretty...

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  5. Good girl for taking your time. I am feeling just the opposite, like I have to go full speed ahead to get everything accomplished. Love what you're doing here.

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  6. Smart you. I get in such a rush to be done and then I'm not happy with the finished product.

    That lining looks amazing.

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  7. Sigh. You are sooo right. I'm new to sewing, but I spent the weekend making 4 cushions. It was great practice at putting in zips, doing it a few times gave me practice and no-one is going to be looking at them much. I was determined to finish this weekend, so I pushed myself on the last one (and I was overconfident, after all I had done this three times already, wasn't this the time it all came together?). Well, I ripped one seam about three times, it took twice as long as expected to sew up, and it still was, probably, the worst of the four, LOL! Next time, I take my time!!

    Anon in Ireland

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  8. I appreciate these comments. I get overwhelmed with UFO's. I have a small quilt top that needs a border, back and binding, an unfinished blouse and now I'm starting on a jacket with my ASG neighborhood group. Fortunately, after tonight's tissue fitting, I can set it aside until I get the other two done.

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  9. If the lining is a picture of what's to come (with the finish) it will probably be amazing! The lining looks like a wonderful weight,very rich looking not some of this thin stuff that's out there. The color is pretty too. Have fun, that's part of what it's all about!
    I'm working on putting a new back onto an old poly quilt we use on our bed. Nothing all that spectacular looking! So, yes, I will get through with this as quickly as possible!

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  10. It's funny you should talk about taking your time. Ever since your post about your weekend sewing and the subsequent comment you received about the preparation period, I have been pondering my sewing time. This past weekend I made a denim skirt and a pair of jeans. I sewed them start to finish over the weekend, with no rush. But, like you, I had spent weeks with the idea for these garments percolating in my head. Even before I had the fabric. I had traced the patterns, made a muslin for the skirt, washed, dried and pressed the fabric and then finally cut it. When I sat down to sew, there was no rush, everything went together perfectly and I ended up with two well fitted and well made garments. You were right about your whole life being preparation time. I am always planning in the back of my mind, even when I'm doing other things! Looking forward to seeing your red suit!

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  11. I posted an award for you today on my blog, take a look.

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  12. Slowly and lovingly put together is the best route to getting a garment you love.I try not to rush through my sewing projects,because I'll overlook those little flaws that give garments that"homemade look".Enjoy the process.Your suit fabric and lining are looking good.

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  13. that good projects .... Carolyn. The gold lining is divine.

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  14. Good for you! I totally understand about "taking my time". That's how BB seems to be going.

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  15. Good to take your time.

    You have already received this award, but I just gave it to you too in my post of today.

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  16. The award is right back at you, sister. You seem to echo my thoughts many times and your confidence comes shining through and has been an inspiration to me!

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  17. I like the lining color.
    I have so little sewing time these days that I can't help but take my time :) and when I actually do sew...it's truly enjoyable.

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  18. I received the sisterhood by 3 - passing it on to you because I do enjoy you so much - thank so much for sharing with us. Be good to yourself!

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