This and that for Sunday, 1/4/15

I am ending my PTO/Holiday today; it has been fun to be off from work.  I have to admit though I am getting antsy and ready to go back.

My Vogue dress is complete and will post photos of it later but not on me at this time.

I am putting myself on a pattern diet.  I wish I could say I will only buy x for 2015.  Heck, I am just trying to make it one day at a time.  I am at least going to stay on the pattern diet for the first quarter and see how that goes.  Just reading blogs and Pattern Review has me wanting/wishing for X patterns that I don't have.  Though if I was honest with myself and dug through what I have I would probably find something similar.

I did buy a bunch of patterns at the end of December and that included StyleArc patterns on Etsy. Most of the patterns were McCall's as Club BMV sale for McCall's was right after new releases and is so hard for me to resist.

I am not putting myself on a fabric diet; I should as I have a lot and want to try to sew up what I have. Having said that, I purchased  black and white jacquard fabric from Mood which arrived earlier this week.  Love it!  Need to take photo and post.  I just placed an order with Fabric Mart for taupe sweater knit and signed up for Julie's Pick Membership.  I had been a member before and let it lapse.
Last year I did a year end wrap up; not this year.  I just don't feel the need; that's my personal feeling/preference and others who do it are entitled to do as they wish as it is their blog.  I actually enjoy reading those, I don't enjoy the work for me to do it.  I have a page on the blog that lists my projects completed for the year and maybe for 2015 I will just post a photo and not do just a list.  One can click the link if they like.

I am not going to quantify how many projects I will complete for 2015.  I am really focusing on quality sewing and find that when I do that, the project is better and the fit is perfected.  Just like the dress I just completed.  The work that went into that took up most of my holiday sewing.  And that is okay as I do like the fit and look of the completed dress.  It is definitely a cold weather dress as the wool and double knit I use has some body to it.  Again more about that later.

I am trying to decide what to sew next.  Still thinking.

Wishing everyone spectacular sewing for 2015.  Going to my sewing room now.



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  1. Happy Sewing this year! Can't wait to see your dress.

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    1. Thank you. Waiting for the right occasion to wear it.

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  2. Linda I think there are MANY of us that find ourselves in the same dilemma when it comes to adding patterns and fabric to our stashes. I am such a patternaholic that I won't even talk about it. I know what ever decisions you make for 2015 will be good ones.

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    1. It's good to know there are so many other paternaholics out there. I kept track via photos this year of the patterns I bought and I was stunned at the count!

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  3. I really do want to see pictures of the completed dress. I think the two fabrics you chose really looked wonderful together. Good luck with your pattern diet!

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I have a meeting coming up soon that I plan to wear it and hope that wearability proves successful.

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