Thursday, December 27, 2012

Planning and Anticipation...

Only tomorrow left to work before my sewcation begins. So last night I took some time and pulled out notions to pair with fabrics from my sewing list.  Now if someone could explain to me why I have so much and yet in this instance, not the exact color I need...*sigh*  However, I'm going to make it work with what I have. I don't feel like journeying to the garment district when there is such diversity in my home stash.  Just 'cause an invisible zipper doesn't match exactly doesn't mean it can't be used, right?



However, I've got a more pressing problem. The fabric I want to use to make a dress has been paired with a boucle for a jacket/dress combo. Now I'm not in the mood to make that jacket/dress combo but I really want the dress. And I know myself, if I sew the dress without making the jacket it could be years, if ever, before the jacket gets made...but I really want a bright pink wool crepe dress to brighten up the cold & dreary winter days that are coming.



More what to dos....it may be pointless because I might not even get to it, right? So of course you know the piece I'm going to want to sew more than anything is going to be the dayum pink wool crepe! *LOL* I think I'm going to separate them and see what happens...maybe a new idea will come to me for the boucle fabric.

I'm pretreating the wool crepes in the dryer now. I've pulled patterns (yes, there will be several new patterns used), notions (an invisible zipper means you can't see it so if it's lighter it's okay), buttons and lining fabrics, again not exact matches but they will work.

My list has been revised yet again! I know, I know but when I first make the list I have grandiose ideas of what I can accomplish. As I get closer to the actual sewcation, I have a better idea of what I feel like sewing, so the list gets pruned. Now days before I ensconce myself into the sewing cave I have an idea of how challenging, yet familiar I want my sewing to be. I've moved a piece from the list to the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend later this month when I can spend my time working on just it. The dayum pink wool crepe dress has definitely been added to the list.

If I can get my new DVD player installed, I will be all set! Mountain Dew on-hand, check.  Potato chip stock in place, check. Ideas ready to go, check, check. So I'll leave you with a pic of my cutting table with everything placed on it, waiting to leave their flat fold status and become new garments in my wardrobe!




One last thing...the Mood 50% off one day sale - got me today!




I received several gift cards for Christmas and one was used to purchase several yards of this gray wool doubleknit.  You still have a couple of hours to partake, so jump on it!  

...oops that means this is my last actual fabric purchase of 2012!  *LOL*


...as always more later!

17 comments:

  1. Have fun with your sewcation..Look forward to seeing the final results..
    Love the pink dress idea.. Will help the dreary winter days ahead..

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  2. I'm excited for you! Thanks for being such a great inspiration for me this year!

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  3. I think the pink crepe would look stunning with a black jacket or sweater - love that color combo.

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  4. Exciting - it is fun to see your fabrics all lined up and waiting their opportunity to shine! I am off work until Jan 7th and aside from a few (most welcome!) family commitments, I will also be having a sew-fest! Woot, woot!

    Happy Sewing!

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  5. Sometimes the fabric speaks loudly, doesn't it. I had two pieces of fabric start talking to me last night and luckily were capable of communicating what they wanted to be, so I cut them out. Then I went shopping today and I saw 3 different pink ponte knit structured jackets in the same dayum color of pink you are using...so now, I have another mission. Pink is definitely the color...

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  6. I'm 4 days into my sewcation and feeling a little frustrated. But I know you will rock yours! I love how excited you are with the pink wool crepe. So bright and cheerful!

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  7. The pink wool will be great for winter. Pink is a versatile color-you'll make good use of it. The boucle is lovely. Think Easter! Pink hat, to give pretty color to one's face, coordinating skirt or dress. I have some blue boucle that is supposed to be a jacket. Maybe Easter, as well. :-)

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  8. I love both the pink dayum and the boucle. (I've got a pink plaid boucle a'waitin' me in my inventory as well) If it were me, I would just make the beautiful pink dress and hold onto the boucle, 'specially if you don't anticipate wearing it a lot. I'm thinking that the perfect project for the boucle will come up next year, and you'll be glad you kept it.

    Have a Sensational Sewcation

    Yours in Sewing Enchantment,

    Laurel Shimer

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  9. I had a snow day yesterday and it sure felt like a sewcation! That pink is really pretty. I don't remember seeing you in pink before and look forward to the photo op.

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  10. if you don't have Simplicity 2660, you should pick it up for a super-fast easy jacket to toss together

    have a nice sewcation!

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  11. Beautiful colors, that pink will certainly brighten the winter doldrums! A sewcation sounds wonderful... darn kids and husband demanding food and clean clothes keep me from my sewcation! Have enough fun for all of us! Oh, and Mt. Dew and chips? Mine is Diet Coke and Doritos!

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  12. Dang it. I missed the 50% off sale again! I signed up for their newsletter, but never got that email. Oh well.

    I hope to do some sewing in my last week before work begins. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your sewcation.

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  13. Like you - I have a sewcation planned. You have inspired me to do piping. So far so good. My next step is to get a TNT pattern for top/shell. Thanks for sharing your talent and giving me the courage to step out of my comfort zone.

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  14. I love the pink! I also like the fabrics lined up on your sewing table. It's almost time for you to begin -- Happy Sewcation!!

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  15. Make the pink dress, it'll look fantastic on you.

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  16. Have a blast!! Will be sewing right along with you...

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  17. That pink is too perfect-- go for it! I bet you'll run across the boucle later and it will seem more exciting then. :)

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