Monday, April 23, 2012

Time to Get Sewing

OK I gotta admit that I spend more time thinking of sewing than actually sewing.  In the advent of having my own sewing space in my house I have been taking inventory of my sewing supplies and i gotta tell you I have an enormous stash of fabrics.  I guess thats what happens when you spend more time thinking about sewing than actually sewing.  So know how much I have it makes me determined to get going on a project.

Well I have to confess myself as a bit of a sewing failure in the past.  While I have many reasons and excuses for my failures I decided if I commit to a project on my blog it will spur me on to actually complete a project.So now what did I decide to start this project with?  Well I thought since I have not sewn in a while and my tendency it to stop (although I don't admit to myself that I am doing this) when I hit on a snag like something hard like inserting a sleeve that I have never done before.  So well I choose a modern retro pattern to get back in the swing of things.  My pattern is from Decades of Style the New England dress.

I started tracing the correct size last night on my pattern paper.  I ran out of time and didn't fully complete but did get the major pieces traced out.  My next step will be to make a muslin of the dress.  I will report back soon and let you know how I progress.


  1. I think about sewing all the time too. I am going to be drafting a frock tomorrow. I need to scratch the itch :)

    1. Good for you and i bet you will finish before me, I get stretched pretty thin with work and family but I need to start using up that stash.