Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sewing on the Agenda

Woohoo!  
The sewing room is unpacked, and I can't wait to get it organized and set up for sewing.  For months and months I've been keeping a list of things I wanted to create.  Since its been almost a year since I've sat down to sew a stitch, I'm afraid my list is incredibly long, and I know I'll never get to everything on it...yet, a girl can dream.

Unpacking all my fabrics and finding a place to park them, I'm re-inspired to start a couple of blouses and a dress or two.  Yet, there is a very large pile of unearthed mending that is nagging me to attack first.  Sigh...one seems fun...the other, meh...not so much.  I think I'll indeed start something new and fun first, and let that mending pile wait awhile longer.  Here's a few of things I'm considering...


This Rayon blend nubby weave reminds me of summers at the Cottage at the Lake when I was a young'un.  Purchased on sale quite a few years ago, I've got about 10 yards ... quite a bit.  I'm wondering if I should use it for curtains in the guest room, or a sheet and pillow for the back yard hammock.  It would be perfect if I have enough for both.
Then there is this yummy, soft green silky cotton-sateen.  It has a wonderful drape, and I'm hankering to turn it into a sweet summer dress.  There's a wedding in the future that this would be perfect for. 


And finally, I just love this lime green print on gauzy cotton shirt-weight.  This will become another camp-shirt, definitely....can't have too many of those!  I picked up a pretty pattern at Hancocks that has princess seams...my favorite.  I really love this lime green--so summery.

I also have a couple of Aloha prints purchased in Hawaii a couple of years ago that I envision as camp shirts as well, but I have no pictures of those fabrics...yet.  If I decide to continue the sewing-for-myself frenzy and whip these up as well, I'll be sure to post pictures then.

Sew So, until next time, Happy Sewing, Everyone!



3 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics! It's been so long since I cut out a pattern, I'm not sure I remember how! Can't wait to see your completed projects! I like the lime green, too!

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  2. Wow I love those fabrics - not sure why but that nubby stuff reminds me of the cottage at the lake too! Have fun!

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  3. Me too, and I'm not sure either, you guys. Maybe because these were popular color combinations during those years at the lake back in the 40s and 50s????

    thanks for swing by

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