Saturday, February 05, 2011

I Got Nuthin'

Like the title of the post says...I got nuthin!  Last weekend I realized that I just couldn't imagine sewing summer clothing in the midst of these dreary, cold, wintry days...so I turned to the internet and purchased a few maxi dresses to take with me to The DR.  There was a sale...and since I'm not looking for a perfect fit...I bought the dresses...amazingly they work & fit really well.  So that's one thing off my to do list.


My desire to sew seems to have fled.  I think since work is crazy retarded and I need to get so many things done before the trip...sewing has fallen to the bottom of my list.  I did start another straight lined skirt last weekend...but I didn't finish it because the need to sew is just not that strong.

The skirt is made from a piece of silk/wool blend tweed that I bought during PR Philly Weekend at London Textiles.  It was a find from the boxes that we all pawed through and was purchased specifically to make a straight skirt.  I added silk organza as an underlining instead of fusing a knit interfacing to the back of the fabric.  This is where it stands now...


I don't know if I'll get back to it this weekend because I have to pack and clean but most importantly The Little Prince and his mother are visiting.  I want to spend as much time with them as I can...so once again sewing has been relegated to the bottom of the list.

However, I have been fabric shopping and showing no restraint!  Somehow knowing that I'm getting my sewing room back and a new, redesigned, more functional room to boot has just let me fabric shop with abandon.  I will share the pieces either as they arrive or as I use them.

So that's what I've been up to...and the posts will be scarce again this week since I leave for the DR on Wednesday.

...as always, more later!

28 comments:

  1. Have a fun trip. Nothin' wrong with RTW, why stress over a trip that should be fun? That's what malls are for.
    Thanks for commenting on my top-to-be. Where should I place the bottom hem? On the white or on the black? And black sleeves? Maybe bit of the print on the bindings? The skirt was so easy and I'm so stupid stressed over a tee shirt. Good grief.

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  2. the dresses will be great. Enjoy the break from winter. Can't wait to see your skirt. g

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  3. Hey Lady, I understand wholeheartedly. Looks like you've got lots going on. You did score some pretty maxi dresses that I know you'll look cute in! Enjoy your trip!

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  4. The maxi dresses look great, and I'm all for anything to simplify. Enjoy your visit with your daughter and grandson. Bet they've been missing you!

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  5. Thanks for your comments on my blog! Enjoy your trip!

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  6. I'm in a weird sewing place this weekend, too: There are 3 or 4 projects bouncing around in my mind, and I can't decide what to make. I want to have a week off to make all of them!

    Enjoy spending time with your family and have a great trip.

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  7. Have a great trip! I'm sure you will love getting into the warm weather for a while.

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  8. Beautiful dresses. Have a safe trip and enjoy the warmth

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  9. Sometimes our desire to sew temporarily leaves us - no biggie - it will probably return when you are away and can't get to a sewing maching!
    Have a lovely holiday!

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  10. have a wonderful relaxing trip!! :-)

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  11. Once you are on that island I just know you will come back with all sorts of "summer sewing mojo." Have a wonderful relaxing time.

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  12. U know my take on maxi dresses. I love them with a good ole cardigan! I hope you have a safe trip

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  13. We missed you on Friday! I hope you're getting the rest you need. Have a great time on your trip.

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  14. Hope you have a great time on your trip. Get there safe.

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  15. Yes, getting ready for a trip and having company will certainly eat into sewing time. Hope you have sunny days and a great time.

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  16. Have a nice trip but please don't stop sewing and blogging! I like reading your blog so much, it would be a pity if you'll stop...

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  17. Sometimes life creates natural sewcations, and when you go back to your sewing with renewed insight and creativity, you realize that you did need a break, but might not have done so on your own.
    Enjoy the breather and your trip!

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  18. I often find that when I don't want or can't sew, buying fabric makes me feel good. Hope the mojo returns when you're ready for it!

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  19. Well, hope that you enjoyed your time with family.... hmmm or is that next weekend? Oh, well either way, hope you have/had fun with the Prince and "his" people! LoL..
    nothing like family to make your whole day!
    Take care.... keep warm!

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  20. Have a wonderful trip. Enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather.
    We're in sunny FL now, wearing sandals, shorts and sleeveless tops.
    Have a rum drink and think of me on a boat! (my drink of choice is Mount Gay and tonic with a wedge of lime)

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  21. THE MACY'S DRESS.

    I got quite excited while watching "What Not to Wear" last night. I love this show and do look forward to the reveals after all the hard work and sometimes soul searching.
    What did this weeks winner wear for her reveal to friends and family? She wore the MACY'S DRESS!!! I though about you immediately.

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  22. Give yourself a break. And enjoy your trip.

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  23. I hope you're somewhere in the DR right now, warm and toasty and sipping a drink with an umbrella!

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