Friday, December 23, 2016

Where have I been????

I have a been a bad blogger of late.  Between spraining my ankle and recovering from that and working, I have not been very motivated to sew until last week.

I cut out the Renfrew top and have finished it in time for the weekend Christmas time with family.
The fabric I used was a stretch velvet from Style Makers Fabric.  It was a lovely piece of fabric. Some small difficulties in cutting it out, sewing it was a breeze.  I mostly sewed it using the serger.  I even liked the selvage on this fabric so kept it intact to use somehow on something else.

I have a picture of the completed top on Instagram, user name is danvillegirl and you can see it on the blog under the Websta Widget on the right side.  I will post some photos of me wearing it soon.

I am not on vaca and holiday returning to work January 3!!!  Plenty of time to do some serious sewing.  I am going to put myself on a fabric and pattern buying sabbatical come the first of the year. I have more than enough of each to keep me going for sometime.

More later.


8 comments:

  1. Very interested in seeing your velvet Renfew.

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    1. I like how it looks and will have some photos on Christmas wearing it.

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  2. It's interesting but I'm in the same place with patterns and fabric. I have a trip to Fabric Mart planned during the break and after that I'm taking a break...most of it is because I'm worried about what my life will be like in this new administration and I'm gonna need to be there for family and my own retirement.

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    1. I am worried about this administration also. I work for a nonprofit that has some federal $$ for various programs with some some are under scrutiny. Not sure how they will fair in the future. I am also getting much closer to retirement and really have enough of fabric and patterns to last me a long time.

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  3. Hope that ankle is better - such a painful injury! and so limiting. Wishing you a happy season and lots of peaceful sewing time. Maybe snow!

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  4. Merry Christmas Linda, I hope your enjoy your few days off. I'll go back on the 3rd too. Like you, I should stop stashing, but I have been collecting for my retirement too - and shoes, of all things, if I find those that fit!

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    1. Sorry for such a late response to your comment. I too am collecting shoes as I have a fairly narrow foot and most shoes I find locally are medium. When I order something online, it is always a hit or miss with sizing and I hate having to return and wait again for the right size.

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  5. Beautiful and luxurious fabric! Youre going to look glamorous!

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