Thursday, January 31, 2013

The First 31 Days of 2013

Januarys and Julys seem to be good sewing months for me.  I guess I take a few more vacation days and there are holidays during both months that give me several days off in a row to sew.  

January was good to me this year too. I made six pieces and my sewing is moving in another direction which is very encouraging to me.  I've had great highs this month - the Ponte & Leather Dress and incredible lows - The Vogue Jacket.


Four dresses and two jackets were completed this month.  More progress was made on The City in Winter Collection.  A few more pieces and it will be done.  Two items were featured on The Mood Sewing Network...


...and I'm moving forward with another designer inspired garment.

Of course more fabric was added to the collection.  I do have a healthy fabric addiction after all! *LOL*  But most importantly my new baby arrived.  I love coming into the sewing cave and seeing the Horizon 8900 sitting next to my Babylock serger.  I feel like my sewing has finally grown to the point where I can use the best of the best to create.


I also added a new piece to the sewing room to handle some of the fabric overflow.  

(Notice how it's already filled with fabric!)

Now if I could just get those last three garbage bags unpacked from Hurricane Sandy! *LOL*  I have one more corner of the sewing room to fix...I want to add another bookcase to store my books on which will free up two more shelves for fabric storage.  I will also be able to move my sewing knick knacks onto a shelf and out of storage.  The other change I want to make to the sewing room is to get my sewing magazines unboxed and stored away.  I'm using some shelving poorly in my sewing room and I want to repurpose it which will give me space for my magazines.

My sister who hasn't been in the sewing cave since my fabric was in plastic bins, came down the other day and was amazed at how much it's changed.  Just a few more changes and I think I will be done for a little while! *LOL*

Hopefully February will be good to me sewing-wise too!

...as always more later!




16 comments:

  1. Carolyn, I love what you're doing to the room! But wasn't there a water problem after the last storm or did you take care of it and not post? I'd hate for another storm of the century to come through and ruin your gorgeous room!

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  2. The ponte and leather dress is just amazing! Of course the other dresses and the jacket are very lovely too :)

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  3. That is a pretty amazing output for one month, it's not as if they are all knit tops either, but individual and involved pieces. Great start to 2013!

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  4. I agree with AllisonC....great start to the year. Love following your journey.

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  5. I love everything that emerged from the cave in 2013 - including that horrible Vogue Jacket. I hope 2013 continues to inspire your sewing. g

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  6. I agree with Sandra. The leather ponte number is my favourite.

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  7. You are so prolific! I have serious production envy.

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  8. Your ponte and leather dress is my favorite garment evah. It defines the verb 'to rock'.

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  9. You knocked it out of the park with the leather/ponte dress. It looks amazing.
    I'd love a full review from you on the new sewing machine.

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  10. What a fabulous beginning. YEAH. Enjoy February.

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  11. You had an impressive sewing January. Even the jacket "low" was an outstanding garment. Thanks for sharing it all with us. Happy February sewing!!

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  12. Great start to the year. So far these outfits are among my favourites of all your many creations. Look forward to the rest of the year.

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  13. I am really loving that ponte & leather dress. OMG!!! It is FABULOUS!!!

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  14. I love that ponte and leather dress. You look great in it!

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  15. Love all of your pieces especially the black ponte/leather dress! WOW, I hadn't visited your blog in a few weeks and you have been very productive. I wish it would rub off on me.

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