Deja Vu and this and that

September is one of the months that I have a love/hate relationship.  As a kid, I was always excited to go back to school and see more of my friends; plus I really liked school.  Now it is September Sewing Month and yes I did, I purchased two new patterns as well as some fabric from EOS.

The hate relationship as it marks the end of summer which is one of my favorite seasons. And now deja vu all over again with hurricane season.  Last year we got hit by Florence doing a lot of damage along the NC Coastline and we are a little more inland so not much damage.  Now we have Dorian which has meandered all over the place.  Last night it was back to Cat 3 and was hitting SC this AM.  I think (for now) it is downgraded to Cat 2 and still hugging the coastlines for SC and NC.

With the knowledge we gained last year we are much more prepared in case Dorian decides to come more inland.  Who knows??? We have a new NOAA radio that gives off warnings and from 7:30 AM to about 10:30 we were getting tornado warnings.  So far they have missed us.

I was working on the Mimi G crop top from Simplicity and then I stopped as I need to work on a couple of garments for my 50 Year High School reunion!  With my snail pace sewing of late, I knew I needed to move onto new sewing plans.

One pattern I am going to sew is

I plan to make the white version in a striped fabric. The fabric is from my stash and purchased from Fabric Mart several years ago.

The other pattern I am planning to make is


I plan to sew the view B, the one the model is wearing on the right.  I have black hybrid fabric from EOS as well as mesh faux leather in black from EOS also.
 
I have also had computer issues of late and finally purchased a laptop during labor day sales.  So just about everything as been transferred to this new computer.  With that time-consuming project complete I will be pattern fitting and cutting out fabric, all while I have electricity and praying Dorian breaks up and moves out into the Atlantic.

More later.

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  1. Hang in there Linda! Hopefully Dorian meanders on away from landfall!!

    I really love that Butterick. It's been in my plans. Hopefully I can get to it this fall/winter. Can't wait to see your reunion outfit!

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    1. We made it through the hurricane. We were very lucky as we did not lose power and we did lose more roof shingles, that were replaced at the end of last year.

      Time to get going on those tops now that Dorian is out of the picture!!!!!!!


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  2. I hope Dorian continues to miss you! Looking forward to your new tops. I made 6628 out of a fabric that didn't have enough stretch, and it ended up not fitting- so make sure your fabric has plenty of stretch!

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    1. We survived Dorian with no loss of power! Thanks for the tip with 6628. I am now ready to start the new project.

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  3. I absolutely love the Butterick pattern!

    Sorry to hear about the effects of Dorian. My family was all set to evacuate the Savannah area, then decided to stay and ride it out once it was decreased to Category 2. All is well for them, just LOTS of rain.

    I pray you are well too! Keep moving forward, I love the plans you have already.

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    1. We had minor damage. I was glad it was not as bad as Florence, we stayed for that one last year and were without power for 4 days. I am making some progress with this and plan to post an update soon.

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  4. I have barely been in Florida 2 months and had to run out to prep for Dorian! It caused me so much anxiety just running to the market--so many people and things off the shelves already. I will be better prepared next time. Just getting gas was a nightmare. It had me wishing we had moved West instead of Southeast. I'm glad you are okay. I have family in the Carolina's as well.

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    1. We had just moved here last year in May, September brought us Florence. I experienced the same anxiety. I knew to get water, bread and canned goods that did not need to be cooked. Water was almost gone, but got to Food Lion and truck had just delivered water. If you have a gas grill, that's the way to go as you can heat up food. I sold my grill before moving here. Not a great idea looking back. We lived in Florida for 9 years and where we lived we did not get a direct hit.

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