Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hot, hot, hot!

It's hot, hot, hot here on the East Coast.  We are in the midst of a heatwave so I'm hiding in my basement sewing room where it's nice and cool.  Yesterday we had a work function on the roof of a local hotel.  While there was a wonderful breeze blowing, it was still hot, hot, hot.  Then after I left the work function, I met up with the significant other for a late dinner.  All that to say that I'm going nowhere...and I mean nowhere during this heatwave! *LOL*


A few things came in the mail...patterns from Simplicity.  They were running an online pattern sale of $4.99 for their spring & summer patterns.  Since I don't live in Hobby Lobby or Hancock's territory and I don't visit the craft store masquerading as a fabric store, I usually wait for an online sale.  Simplicity just doesn't run pattern sales as frequently as BMV does, so I own fewer of them. However, this is what arrived...


Top left to right:  Simplicity 1812, Simplicity 1802
Bottom left to right:  Simplicity 1797, Simplicity 1796


Also a new issue of Threads...




...which has some great articles in it!  BTW, do you read the tips section?  I do and I found a great tip that I'm going to start incorporating in my sewing room. More about that later...


So you know how new patterns always inspire you to want to sew something new or use them right away? I pulled one to keep around because I want to see if I can work on it this week, I mean I do have an extra day off this weekend and I'm not an outside kinda girl! *LOL* As I was putting them away, I stumbled upon this HotPatterns pattern.




I've really wanted to make this dress since the pattern was issued. But in the  back of my creative mind, I've wanted it from a sueded fabric or a moleskin. I have one in my collection that is screaming to be used with this pattern so I didn't have a summer version in mind. But after looking at the pattern again today, I'm thinking I might own a printed linen that would work well with this pattern. Another dress idea added to the list!




Finally, I've started working on my Trendy Lace Dress and my plan for the weekend is to finish it up and maybe move onto the Simplicity pattern...not only is the weather hot, hot, hot but so is my sewing mojo!


...as always, more later!









18 comments:

  1. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your ideas and hopefully your mojo! Enjoy this perfect weather for sewing.

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  2. I love that HP pattern. Enjoy your long weekend.

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  3. Good plan to stay cool! I guess it is summer. Here it's cold and foggy - typical SF summer. Too bad we cant' exchange a few degrees. :)

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  4. Your sewing mojo is right on and that lace dress is going to be beautiful!

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  5. That lace is really pretty. I've been wanting to make a lace dress after trying one on at Macy's recently. Still trying to find the perfect lace tho. Can't wait to see yours. Hang in there with the heat. Believe it or not, I am not a hot weather person either. So I "get" staying indoors on hot days!

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  6. We too are in the midst of a heatwave. We're getting our August temps now. I just finished a trendy lace dress as well. Great minds... I can't wait to see yours!

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  7. This heat is NUTS.

    however, i really like that Cynthia Rowley pattern. The seaming is so interesting :)

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  8. I am a quiet follower of your blog. I love your inspiration! And you have converted me to find a TNT pattern. Love the lace dress- gorgeous

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  9. It IS a good issue of Threads!

    Looking forwrd to your lace dress.

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  10. Your tea dyed lace is gorgeous. The tint is perfect.

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  11. Rumor has it that a Hobby Lobby is coming to the Middlesex Mall!

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  12. Blast that fan, sip some ice-cold sweet tea and get to that lace dress! LOL. It is going to be amazing by the look of it, already.

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  13. 4 lemons, 2 cups of sugar, ice and water - ya got lemonade. That's what we are making in our house during this heatwave - we are having one in Cincinnati too. Hope you stay nice and cool in your sewing cubby!

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  14. Ugh, it's so dang hot! I love the looks of your lace dress! Can't wait to see it!

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  16. Luv the Lace!!! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  17. Can't wait to see the lace dress... I know it will be so pretty.
    Love the new patterns too.
    It is HOT.HOT.HOT here in Ms. too.
    I have been sewing too.. and staying in the air conditoner.
    Stay cool and Happy sewing.

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  18. Looking forward to seeing your garment! It's hot and I am staying out of it's way :)

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