Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
Fabric Mart purchase
I have fallen off the wagon on buying fabric. Probably due to change of season and not really liking anything particular in my stash. Here is collage of the fabric I purchased this month.
Top right is silver metallic boucle fabric. This was not what I expected and I will have to ponder on what type jacket I will use to make this. More glitzy than I thought it would be. The left top, second and third from left top are free fabrics from Fabric Mart. The second from right top is a cotton suiting fabric in lemon, white and gray. The iris/orchid floral print is rayon challis. The bottom right fabric has been sold on various websites and I finally bought it. I have seen dresses and skirts made from this fabric; my thought was dress. The bottom left is teal, gold floral rayon challis.
We are moved and all the stuff is in the house. Not all pretty with everything in its place and my sewing room looks like a disaster zone. My DH was stunned by the number of boxes that were patterns. He did not believe that I had gotten rid of any patterns and I had three large Hefty 39 gallon trash bags of patterns I donated to Goodwill.
I just got internet connected today and so happy to have this back on. Life is hard without internet and WiFi in one's home.
I am working on getting the sewing/office room put together. I may have to buy one of those metal sheds to go behind the house just for sewing related items. I can't wait to sew something in the near future.
After 14 years in this house, it is amazing how much one can obtain. Downsizing and moving is proving to be way more involved than I originally thought/planned. I knew we were going to go smaller; I thought I was doing well with starting to eliminate "stuff".
I still have way more stuff to do something with. I thought about selling patterns and fabric on line but that requires time to take photos and then post on eBay or some other source. I saw this as one more obstacle in my long list of things to do!
I have yet to sew anything since I retired; and here it is I thought I would be sewing up a storm. Just can't get the mojo going. Once we move and get settled, I know I will be sewing again. Until then, I am packing up more of my fabric collection.
I donated 4 large trash bags of fabric to Goodwill along with two trash bags of patterns. I also gave 2 bags of fabric to a young girl who has just started sewing and the look on h…