Showing posts from October 15, 2006

It's official ... I'm a fabric hoarder

Good grief. I honestly had no idea what was lurking in the depths of my sewing room closet (and the extra "craft/junk" room). I just can't sew if my things are unorganized. It saps my creavtive energy. With hubby gone all day today, I had planned on sewing all day long. What a luxury! But first, I wanted to put away the fabric I had recently purchased on my trip to SR Harris Fabric Outlet . That led to the decision to tidy up "just a bit". That led to pulling all of the fabric off of the closet shelves and out of the plastic bins. That led to "Oh my gosh! If I die before I clear this out everyone is going to come in here to clean up this room and shake there heads in wonder" (Except of course those of you that sew - you would understand!) Some of the fabric stash - at least it helps insulate during the cold winter months. Now, keep in mind, that all of this fabric is what is left after I donated a few bags to a lovely 20-something woman in my church.

The 1940's retro style jacket from Simplicity 4081 is completed

This was one of the patterns that I purchased fabric for during my visit to SR Harris Fabric Outlet last week. This was a fairly quick jacket to sew. The jacket is lined and the pattern included instructions for bagging the lining. I don't think I'll be going back to my old method of lining jackets. By far the most time consuming part of constructing this jacket was sewing on the soutache trim! As you can see, I didn't think through where the beginning and ending of the trim should be, so it is more visible than I would like. It would have been better to hide it in one of the scrolls. The full review of the pattern can be read at patternreview . Now, on to the next project. Next up - Simplicity 4074 .