Monday, April 13, 2009

A Planning Weekend

I had all intents of spending my entire weekend sewing...but something happned between Thursday night and Friday morning. Even though I had several pieces that needed to be finished I was more in a planning and organizing state of mind.

So instead of sewing all day Friday, I took an inventory of my summer fabrics so that I would know what I had on hand to work with...and no I'm not sharing that inventory with you, so don't ask! *smile* Also by spending some time touching, organizing and refolding some pieces, I remembered some forgotten dreams, thought of some new projects and saw some fabrics that I hadn't seen since last spring/summer.

It was like opening the windows and letting the spring sun and warmth into my sewing area! So all of this inventorying along with some new Vogue and vintage patterns have inspired new dress ideas for my spring/summer sewing.


This is just a precurser to a series of posts that I will be sharing on how I work with my TNT dress pattern. It's kind of long and needs to be shared in two posts but I heard you Sandra and Barb! Oh and the person who was at Metro did contact me ~ so thanks for letting me know that I inspired you and that you had a great time with the infamous Kashi!

Stay tuned...

12 comments:

  1. I'm very close to sorting and picking out my patterns
    for summer :) Just have to finish my jacket!

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  2. I like that sleeveless dress with jacket. Great for hot weather, but having a coordinating or matching jacket for air conditioning, cool summer nights or when one doesn't want to bare the arms.

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  3. That fabric sure looks interesting. Anxious to see what you do with it. I like the pattern too. It is so nice to have a fresh new start after organizing isn't it?

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  4. I have my fabrics picked out and sorted, way too many to get done, that's for sure, but I haven't narrowed down all of my patterns yet. I used some of my 9 hour drive home to do some sewing planning. Do you get thrown off course by new fabrics or patterns? I know that I do.

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  5. Oooooooooooo - I'm so green - you're all organized...would you come to my studio? Pleeeeeeeze!

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  6. I do the same thing. Go through my mini stash,plan what needs to be done according to priorities and weather. If I can't sew one night I make sure I cut fabric,trace a pattern or post- it- note a bwof issue. Then I get down to deadlines and get to business. Of course this is just a plan and we know all to well life happens and the plan then needs to be flexible....!

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  7. I know this dress is probably out of print, but any ideas where I might find a copy?

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  8. You do such a good job of inspiring! Look out Spring and Summer! LoL...

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  9. I always look forward to your posts, you are a great motivator, but I shall really be hovering, waiting for that promised TNT dress one. I love the many looks you achieve (my personal favourites are the recent spring one, and the earlier cadet blue), but as yet have not learned the skill of such adaptation.

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  10. I have this pattern and have made it many times for both myself and my daughter.

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  11. I like the planning stage as much as the sewing stage. Sometimes, I change my mind many times in a matter of minutes!

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  12. I agree with Elaray, the planning is a lot of fun. I usually do it later in the evening when I'm watching television and flipping through patterns. Of the course of a few days, or even weeks, a plan emerges. I'm looking forward to seeing yours!

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