Friday, December 24, 2010

File 13

Yep, I finished the PJs that were started last year.  How?  I trashed them.  It's only happened a few times but I'm done with Hot Patterns!  It's probably not their fault but definitely mine for many reasons.  Let me name a few:

1) Made the Boudair Bliss pants- had to shorten them significantly and they appeared on me to be clown pants.  This didn't stop me.

2) Moved on to the top- where are all the pattern pieces and instructions?  Yep, missing the band at the bottom and instructions.  Still didn't stop me.

3) Contacted HP and told them what I'd done.  A quick response and then nothing.  Guess it's my fault I lost them both.  Still didn't stop me.

4) Figured out the collar, sewed it up.  Hmm, the sleeves had too much fabric and I just flat out couldn't get it to work.  Next, the collar must have been attached off-grain.  Yep, that stopped me.

My trash is full of a lovely red flannel backed satin.  Oh, yeah, and a Hot Pattern!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Here Begins the Year of Stash Sewing

When times get tough, the tough get going.  Or sewing.  It's been a year of transition.  The funds are limited since the office opened.  I talked last year of bringing my sewing machine to the office to sew when it's slow.  No time for that!  We're busy.  Unfortunately, as a business grows there are sometimes limited funds available.  So, I've decided to only sew from my stash this year.  I figure it's always a good thing to get the fabrics out of the stash after a certain period of time but it's SOOO hard when you see new fabrics online.  Stay offline, right?  Easier said than done...

So, here begins the year of stash sewing.  Now I see I don't have a very big stash!

Photo from

Finishing up the Boudoir Bliss PJs from HotPatterns.  lounging PJs You may remember how the pants looked last year.  Big, big, big.  I'm really too short to wear wide-leg pants but hey, they look so cool in the old movies.  Oh yeah, they usually wear them with heels.  Gotta find some of those feather heels.