Sunday, December 31, 2006

Its the Last Day of 2006!!!!

It's the last day of 2006 and I am spending it sewing! And this as Martha Stewart would say, "Is A Good Thing!"

I am suppose to be working on SWAP pieces but instead I am making a jacket from a brown poly blend that I used in last year's SWAP and a shell from this great silk paisley that I found in Fabric Garden (yes, it is really the name of the fabric store!) on 39th Street across from Daytona Trimmings.

I know that I am suppose to be working on SWAP pieces but the urge to have a new pantsuit to start the work week with was too strong...also the silk paisley jumped out at me at the fabric store and demanded to come home with me. I only purchased a yard and a half and it will look great with the jacket, pants, skirt combination. Another driving force is that the pants and skirt are already in my wardrobe, whereas, all the SWAP pieces will be new wardrobe additions.

The jacket pattern that I am using is Vogue 7944.

And the shell is from

Sewing Workshop Mission Jacket and Tank pattern. I have made this tank over and over because it just works so well under everything.

I will definitely have pics tomorrow since instead of going out with other adults I have a house full of teenage girls who are celebrating New Year's here this year! I guess it is my turn since they have been elsewhere the last two years. So I will usher in 2007 at my sewing machine, while Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve special plays, listening to the sound of my daughter and her friends. I am very blessed!

Happy New Year!


  1. Love that paisley fabric!!

  2. I can't wait to see your new outfit. That paisley is TDF. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for paisley - I guess we really do think alike!

  3. I love paisley fabric! I can't wait to see the finished pantsuit. Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. I think you're "supposed to be" working on whatever makes you happy in the sewing room. The SWAP can wait. Your motivation and inspiration can't. Lovely fabric! Happy New Year Carolyn!

  5. Happy New Year, Carolyn!

    I love the paisley fabric. Love the colors.

    I was at a NYEve celebration last night and one of the women had on a similar long jacket. I thought it looked slenderizing and also thought I need to make something like this. Love the Vogue pattern you are using and seems to be one I want to look at further.

    Like Debbie Cook said, your SWAP can wait but motivation and inspiration can't.

  6. Really love the paisley fabric! Can't wait to see finished product ;)

  7. Got some great pieces there - it's been I awhile since I've made any clothes - you've got me itching to go through my pattern box!


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