A few thoughts that came to me during my week of sewing. These are in no particular order...just as I thought about them...
1. I love the feel of a lined garment in my hands...especially one lined with bemberg lining fabric. The heft of the garment is comforting and the cool sleekness of the lining is refreshing.
2. I'm one of those people that not only change my sewing machine needles when using different fabrics...but I also change it after every 3 or 4 garments sewn. Does anyone else do this?
3. My serger can still intimidate me. Using it still hasn't become intuitive yet. On the Mixed Fabrications dress I changed the serger thread three times, and I found myself warily approaching my serger always hoping for the best. I can't wait until I'm as familiar with it as I am with my sewing machine...on the other hand...I love that I don't have to mess with the tension anymore and get a perfectly balanced stitch no matter what fabric I'm serging.
4. Speaking of sewing machines, have you seen the new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000? Oh my is that a pretty sewing machine! I'm like a myrna bird always attracted to new and shiny things...sigh... That machine is awesome, as well it should be for a starting price of $10,000.
5. Now that I've overstuffed the fabric closet, I'm finding that I'm turning to it more and more when I'm thinking of a new project. No more heading to the internet to look for fabric or the bricks 'n mortar store for fabrics...nope...now I just reflect on what's living with me! All of the fabrics for the dresses from the sewing vacay came from The Collection. The only thing purchased was the lace for the Lace Inspired Dress.
6. Can someone please tell me why floppy ties or bowties on women's blouses are called pussy bows? That comment was left more than once on the Pinstripe Inspired Dress so I just wondered why and when it originated?
7. Another comment on that post asked what the cost of the Pinstripe Inspired Dress was? The cost for that dress was $28.85. The most expensive part of the dress was the bemberg lining (which I've become addicted to!) at $20.85. So the fabric and notions came to a grand total of $7.50 - besides a great fabric bargain - there is something to be said for buying notions in bulk!
...a few of the things that ran through my mind while I was sewing...
...as always, more later!