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Showing posts from July, 2012

a small update

I haven't been sewing, really, because: we finally got the upstairs bathroom fixed, which meant a lot of plaster dust all over everything, and Harley, my intrepid sewing assistant, helped out by helpfully crawling into the tiny crawlspace the plumbers opened up, and it took most of a morning to get him out, AND THEN my husband sliced his thumb open while sawing drywall or something, so I was on carrying-stuff-around duty for a couple of days, AND to get ready for the plumbers, we had to pull everything out of the bathroom because we've been using it as an extra closet for the last couple of years, AND that all sort of spiraled into a massive house cleanout, AND we wound up having a yard sale to get rid of a lot of stuff, AND now we have houseguests coming next weekend and possibly the weekend after that. So it's been one thing after another for some weeks now. It's amazing how a small project can spiral out of control. (Ahem.) However! Next week, my husband


Still nothing on the Sorbetto. I keep going through my stash, but I don't have enough of anything for an actual shirt. I thought about trying to make a Sorbetto nightgown (I've been really wanting one lately -- it's been so hot!) out of some light vintage cotton I picked up at a thrift store, but I don't have enough for that either. Thankfully, we're going to NY this weekend, so hopefully I'll have time to hit the Garment District and pick up some remnants. Lesson learned: From now on, buy 3 yards of everything. In the meantime: $1.99 out-of-print Vogue patterns! I'm pretty obsessed with this , especially this hoodie and skirt: I'm so making this for fall. The photo doesn't do the skirt justice; the line art is much better. Also, a hoodie with pockets that works for the office! Whee! And this : The top looks kind of ridiculous in the photo, but maybe that's due to the color choices. (Brown and blue, really?) I'd love to try it