LifestyleHurrah!! The laundry is caught up, beds made, everything folded and put away. A huge feat considering how many hours I have worked this month and how far behind the laundry got.
Most of the floors got swept and mopped also. It was a busy morning in our house. By the time I was done, I was weary and happy to be caught up. Having our house fairly well organized is wonderful.
SewingI didn't trace out my next pattern as I was tired and I didn't have 4 spools of navy serger thread. I then decided to work on the apron. The remnant I had chosen was too thin so that plan went out the window. Finally, I chose to use that fabric for another reusable grocery bag. Tutorial is here and here with these two modifications.
I cut the fabric 21.5" by the width of the fabric. Next time I will do it 22" The black cotton was cut the same so both the outer and lining fabric were the same size. I used a heavy fusible interfacing on the outer fabric and sewed it up. The lining had no interfacing fused to it. I worked on it slowly and steadily until it was done.
This is not a Christmas fabric though the design does look like snowflakes. It comes from one of the lines in the cotton section and was quite popular for black/white and grey quilts. I am hoping there is enough of the print left to make Zippered Pouch Susie.
Wardrobe PlanningWhen garment sewing, I am like a magpie when it comes to patterns and fabric. When looking I love each pattern or piece of fabric. More often than not, I buy the wrong pattern or fabric for my lifestyle. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what type of clothes I needed and really did give up for a while as I had about 20 plans, none of which suited my lifestyle. After quite a break, I finally did up the column I wanted; casual. Next will be to get rid of the patterns I still have that don't fit my lifestyle. The fabric in the stash I am using for muslins unless it won't work and then off it goes too.
I am still hoping to make slopers and to use Sure Fit Design's material to expand my patterns. I really don't want to depend on buying patterns.
TodayI work an 8 hour shift. If it is slow, I plan on buying serger thread and a bit of fabric and lace to make the above bag. If it is really slow, I will get the fabric for the plaid shirt. Decision made as to which fabric I will buy. I hope it is still in the store.